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Quid du port romain estuarien de Barzan (Charente-Maritime) ?

Abstract : The antique town of Barzan is located on the southwestern margins of the civitas Santonum, near the right bank of the Gironde estuary. Because of its location and the already known remains, this settlement has long been assumed to be a major harbour facility. However, previous excavation were not able to confirm this hypothesis. In an initial stage, several geophysical survey methods were used in this area, which encompasses several hectares. The methodology adopted first made it possible to map evidence of buildings set up along the coastline. In order to interpret some anomalies in the survey, several hypotheses are advanced such as the presence of buildings, a quay or navigation markers. The results obtained reveal the archaeological potential of this area, as regards both the study of port structures and the analysis of the evolution of the environmental context.
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Vivien Mathé, Laurence Tranoy, Marion Druez, Francois Leveque, Vincent Miailhe, et al.. Quid du port romain estuarien de Barzan (Charente-Maritime) ?. Gallia - Archéologie des Gaules, CNRS Éditions, 2020, Les ports romains dans les Trois Gaules. Entre Atlantique et eaux intérieures, 77 (1), pp.279-290. ⟨hal-03172930⟩



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