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Archéologie du bâti ou archéologie sur du bâti ?

Abstract : The archaeology of buildings is a relatively new discipline and its main purpose is to provide a dynamic interpretation of a building using the methods and techniques developed by archaeologists. In addition to applying stratigraphic methods of analysis to elevations, building archaeology also takes into account a building’s volume, its history and its environment. Unlike other archaeological disciplines, it does not destroy the subject it examines however it does aspire to the same aims of studying people and their ways of life. The contribution made by building archaeology to our knowledge of ostensibly well-documented sites is no longer in question: it has allowed us to correct the typochronologies of art history which were based on stylistics. Moreover it is obvious that, prior to the restoration of a building, the work of an architect would not have the same value as that of an archaeologist whose primary motivation would be to learn more about that building’s builders and former occupants. And yet building archaeology operations are few and far between, and in some regions, such as Rhône-Alpes and Auvergne, they are getting rarer. Archaeological studies are not automatically included in works prior to the restoration of a building and, when this is the case, a lack of time and money means that any such intervention takes the form of a survey rather than a monographic study.
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Victorine Mataouchek, Philippe Mignot. Archéologie du bâti ou archéologie sur du bâti ?. Archéopages : archéologie & société, Inrap, 2009, Quartiers et faubourgs, pp.67-73. ⟨hal-03445315⟩



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