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UNE INHUMATION EN SILO DU NÉOLITHIQUE FINAL À CADARACHE (SAINT-PAUL-LES-DURANCE, BOUCHES-DU-RHÔNE) : SÉPULTURE OU DÉPÔT ?

Abstract : Test excavations undertaken in the location of canalizations in the Cadarache valley provided the opportunity to excavate a silo-shaped tomb attributed to the Final Neolithic, examples of which are very rare in Provence. An additional pit was found next to the silo. Though the excavated area is very limited, the plain to the northeast has not yet been tested and the extension of this occupation is thus not known. The chronological attribution is based on two radiocarbon dates of bone and charcoal, 4420 BP for the bone and 4490 BP for the charcoal, corresponding to the end of the 4th millennium (between 3120 and 3920 calBC). This is the earliest phase of the Final Neolithic. The associated artefacts (polished axe, hyaline quartz bladelets, pottery fragments) are compatible with the suggested dates. Was this a ritual inhumation or simply an opportunistic burial of a body when the site was abandoned ?
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Lucas Martin, Anne Hasler, Anne Richier, Jean-Philippe Sargiano. UNE INHUMATION EN SILO DU NÉOLITHIQUE FINAL À CADARACHE (SAINT-PAUL-LES-DURANCE, BOUCHES-DU-RHÔNE) : SÉPULTURE OU DÉPÔT ?. "De la tombe au territoire" & Actualité de la recherche, Sep 2014, Montpellier, France. ⟨hal-02380579⟩

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