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Beg ar Loued, île Molène (Finistère, France), un habitat insulaire de l’âge du Bronze ancien : Entre autarcie et ouverture sur le monde

Yvan Pailler 1, 2 Clement Nicolas 3, 4 Lorena Audouard 5 Fabien Convertini 1, 6 Klet Donnart 7 Yvon Dréano 7 Catherine Dupont 5, 8 Pauline Hanot 9 Antoine Lourdeau 10, 11 Nancy Marcoux 5 Caroline Mougne 5 Martine Regert 12 Laure Salanova 13 Farid Sellami 1, 14 Pierre Stéphan 3, 2 Anne Tresset 15
Abstract : Excavated between 2003 and 2011, the site of Beg ar Loued in the southern part of Molène Island yielded the remains of two superimposed dry stone houses which were occupied between 2150 and 1750 cal. BCE. At that time, the Molène archipelago was in a similar form as it is today, except the foreshores, which were much larger. The site was then a hundred meters from the shoreline. The study of the site allowed a more comprehensive understanding of the way of life of this island society. The elevations of these buildings are relatively well preserved thanks to the rather quick covering of the site by sand dunes after its abandonment. In addition, the presence of dense shell middens has allowed a quality conservation of organic remains, which allows a clear idea of the way of life of these island societies in the far west of Armorica. The architecture, the material culture and the organic remains provide keys to a better understanding of the exploitation of these insular landscapes and thus the economy of these human groups. Meanwhile, further research was undertaken to identify more closely the environment in which these human groups lived. Thus, all the remains collected allowed us to question the degree of autarky of these island communities but also to highlight their neighbouring links with the continent.
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Yvan Pailler, Clement Nicolas, Lorena Audouard, Fabien Convertini, Klet Donnart, et al.. Beg ar Loued, île Molène (Finistère, France), un habitat insulaire de l’âge du Bronze ancien : Entre autarcie et ouverture sur le monde. Entre terres et eaux. Les sites littoraux de l’âge du Bronze : spécificités et relations avec l’arrière-pays. Séance de la Société préhistorique française, Yves Billaud; Thibault Lachenal; Association pour la Promotion des Recherches sur l’Âge du Bronze (APRAB), Oct 2017, Agde, France. pp.331-353. ⟨hal-03216619⟩



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