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Les verres opalins d’époque contemporaine issus du site du Puisoz à Vénissieux (Rhône)

Abstract : An archaeological excavation in advance of an urban development project was conducted in August 2015 at “le Puisoz” in Vénissieux (Rhône). This operation led to the discovery of a 400 m² waste zone in a defensive trench of the second wall of fortifications of the city of Lyon. Dated to the end of the first quarter of the 20th c., nearly all of its infill is composed of pottery and glass. It thus attests to the selective sorting policy implemented in Lyon at this time. The glass artifacts consist of both the waste from an industrial production and domestic glassware. The opaline glass artifacts, comprised of manufacturing errors, packaging, tableware and daily objects, represent a large proportion of this assemblage. Known by art historians, experts and Antiquarians, the subject of opaline glassis rarely addressed in the context of preventive archaeology. The study of this assemblage provides an opportunity to focus on this type of glass production, typical of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Stéphane Brouillaud. Les verres opalins d’époque contemporaine issus du site du Puisoz à Vénissieux (Rhône). Revue archéologique de l'Est, Société archéologique de l’Est, 2019, 68 (191), pp.355-366. ⟨hal-02860503⟩

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