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Les quais nos 1, 12 et 13 du port romain de Saint-Lupien à Rezé/Ratiatum (Loire-Atlantique)

Abstract : In the final years of the 1st c. AD that the riverbank of the Saint-Lupien district in Rezé/Ratiatum (Loire-Atlantique) was the object of an ambitious urban planning program that transformed it, subsequently emerging as a structured and monumental constructed space. The bank of the Loire was thus punctuated, and then divided into several construction modules built according to box construction guidelines. Initially, and in the most northernly cases, these boxes were constituted of a robust oak timber framework blended with a solid stone infill. They reflect an artificial terracing and underwent a mutual architectural evolution, traversing multiple transformations, gradually giving rise to an exclusive use of dry stone style toward the middle of the 2nd c. AD. before their early abandonment in the first years of the 3rd c. AD. Excavated simultaneously with the box no 9, boxes nos 1, 12 and 13, were only partially observed through the excavation of small test trenches within each box. Though limited in scope, these trenches were sufficient to underscore the singularity of their morphology, their architectural characteristics and the unique evolutionary processes influencing them.
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Xavier Favreau, Nicolas Ménez. Les quais nos 1, 12 et 13 du port romain de Saint-Lupien à Rezé/Ratiatum (Loire-Atlantique). Gallia - Archéologie des Gaules, CNRS Éditions, 2020, Les ports romains dans les Trois Gaules. Entre Atlantique et eaux intérieures, 77 (1), pp.119-129. ⟨hal-03173301⟩

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