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RAP03674 (Les zones côtières et les évènements climatiques. Rapport de PI 2018)
  • l’université de Rennes 1 (UMR 6566 CReAAH) pour la mise à disposition de personnel (particulièrement Catherine Louazel et Annie Delahaie pour leur aide dans la gestion administrative), de locaux et de matériel. Le Conservatoire du Littoral pour nous avoir permis l’accès à certaines
  • ° 78-753 du 17 juillet 1978 modifiée et portant diverses mesures d’amélioration des relations entre l’administration et le public. L'accès à ces documents administratifs s’exerce auprès des administrations qui les ont élaborés ou qui les détiennent, au choix du demandeur et dans la
  • également à l’interface de deux administrations différentes, bien que complémentaires, que sont le SRA et le DRASSM, ce qui a été problématique pour certains sites pendant plusieurs années. 1.1.4. Une démarche qui n’est pas isolée La démarche quant à la constitution de programmes
  • de la recherche, Plouhinec, 24 mai 2018. – « Le projet ALOA, perspectives caribéennes...». Conf’ midi, Rennes, 24 avril 2018. 4.4.2. À l’étranger – «  From the site vulnerability to ‘disaster archaeology’: perspectuves from the ALOA project in the French Antilles  ». 24th
RAP03675 (KERLOUAN (29). Des squelettes dans la dune de Neiz Vran. Rapport de sondage 2018)
  • documents administratifs communicables au public, en application de la loi n° 78-753 du 17 juillet 1978 modifiée et portant diverses mesures d’amélioration des relations entre l’administration et le public. L'accès à ces documents administratifs s’exerce auprès des administrations qui
  • Mobile: managing coastal archaeological heritage in Western France ». In Actes du colloque Digital Heritage International Congress, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Marseille), p. 611-614. BEHRENSMEYER A.K.  1978. «  Taphonomic and ecologic information from bone
  • between people and environment along the European Atlantic coasts/Anciens peuplements littoraux et relations homme/ 30 milieu sur les côtes de l’Europe atlantique. Proceedings of the HOMER 2011 conference, actes du colloque HOMER 2011 (Vannes, 28 septembre/1er octobre 2011). Oxford
RAP03967 (QUIBERON (56). Beg-er-Vil à Quiberon. Un habitat du Mésolithique sur le littoral du Morbihan. Rapport de fouille programmée 2020 )
  • public. L'accès à ces documents administratifs s’exerce auprès des administrations qui les ont élaborés ou qui les détiennent, au choix du demandeur et dans la limite de leurs conditions d’accueil. La mise en ligne des rapports par le SRA Bretagne a pour objectif de faciliter cette
RAP03345.pdf (QUIBERON (56). Beg-er-Vil : Un habitat du Mésolithique sur le littoral du Morbihan. Rapport de FP)
  • a été particulièrement marquante par le nombre des études menées sur les industries lithiques. Sans que le projet Beg-er-Vil ne soit formellement un chantier école, concept qui a des incidences administratives autres, il faut bien reconnaitre qu’il tient lieu d’espace de formation à
RAP03240.pdf (PLOUEZOC'H (29). Grand cairn de Barnenez : nouvelles approches, nouveaux résultats, nouvelles perspectives. Rapport de FP 2015)
  • l’administration et le public. L'accès à ces documents administratifs s’exerce auprès des administrations qui les ont élaborés ou qui les détiennent, au choix du demandeur et dans la limite de leurs conditions d’accueil. La mise en ligne des rapports par le SRA Bretagne a pour objectif de
  • royale belge d’Anthropologie et de Préhistoire: 259276. Laporte L. 2010a: Innate and/or expressed identities: Their conceptualization through monumentality, funerary practices and grave goods? Some examples from the megalithic tradition of western France., Journal of Neolithic
RAP03144.pdf (HOEDIC (56). Site de Sterflant, sondages, suivi et études archéologiques)
  • auprès du SRA Bretagne (Service Régional de l’Archéologie, DRAC, Ministère de la Culture) ; en effet, bien que le site soit aujourd’hui situé dans l’estran consécutivement à l’érosion côtière, il n’appartient pas au DPM (Domaine Public Maritime). Cette démarche administrative est
  • du contexte sédimentaire Protection matérielle Protection juridico-administrative -10 m -10 m -10 m -10 m Très active Très active Très bonne Très bonne -10 m -10 m -50 m -50 m -50 m -50 m Active Active Bonne Bonne -50 m -50 m -200 m -200 m -200 m -200 m Moyennement active
Les premier peuplements de l’ouest de la France : dépôts pléistocènes et occupations paléolithiques de la région Bretagne (2018) (Les premier peuplements de l’ouest de la France : dépôts pléistocènes et occupations paléolithiques de la région Bretagne. Rapport de PCR 2018)
  • public, en application de la loi n° 78-753 du 17 juillet 1978 modifiée et portant diverses mesures d’amélioration des relations entre l’administration et le public. L'accès à ces documents administratifs s’exerce auprès des administrations qui les ont élaborés ou qui les détiennent
RAP03052.pdf ((22)(29)(35)(56). littoral breton, prospection alert. rapport de fp 2014)
  • , M.Y. 2014. « Coastal Erosion and Public Archaeology in Western France: News from the ‘Alert’ Project ». The Current (Newsletter of the Island and Coastal Archaeology interest group) 2(1): 7-8. OLMOS, P., LOPEZ-ROMERO, E., DAIRE, M.-Y. 2014 « Alerte sur le litoral », Archéologia
  • sur les côtes de l’Europe atlantique. Proceedings of the HOMER 2011 Conference, Actes du colloque HOMER 2011, Vannes, 28 36 septembre-1er octobre 2011. British Archaeological Reports, International Series, BAR S2570, p. 127136. Barreau, J.-B., Sachet, M., López-Romero, E., Daire
  • Résistance des vestiges archéo Très bonne Bonne Moyennement bonne Faible Très faible Résistance du contexte sédimentaire Très bonne Bonne Moyennement bonne Faible Très faible Protection matérielle -10 m -50 m -200 m -500 m + 500 m Protection juridico-administrative -10
RAP03185.pdf ((22)(29)(35)(56). Les premiers peuplements de l'ouest de la France : dépôts pléistocènes et occupations paléolithiques de la région Bretagne. Rapport de PCR)
  • ., SHAW A., sous presse - Discoveries From La Manche: Five years of Early Prehistoric Research in the Channel Island of Jersey. Archaeology International, sous presse. RAVON A.-L. & LAFORGE M., 2015 - Présentation du PCR: Les premiers peuplements de l’Ouest de la France : dépôts
  • , Quaternary International, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.07.066. RAVON A.-L., GAILLARD C., MONNIER J.-L., 2015 - Menez-Dregan (Plouhinec, Far Western Europe): the lithic industry from layer 7 and its Acheulian components, Quaternary International, sous presse. 5.2
  • and Environment alog the European Atlantic Coasts / Anciens peuplements littoraux et relations Homme/Milieu sur les côtes de l'Europe atlantique. Proceedings of the HOMER 2011 Conference, Vannes (France), 28/09-1/10/2011. British Archaeological Reports, International Series 2570, Oxford
RAP03290.pdf (LAMPAUL-PLOUDALMEZEAU (29). Sondages, suivi et études archéologiques du site de l'île du Bec. Rapport de sondage 2016)
  • (bâtiment…) Activités Circulation, chemin Distance falaise Érosion biologique Érosion climatique Résistance des vestiges archéologique Résistance du contexte sédimentaire Protection matérielle Protection juridico-administrative -10 m -10 m -10 m -10 m Très active Très active Très bonne
  • /milieu sur les côtes de l'Europe atlantique. Proceedings of the HOMER 2011 Conference, Actes du colloque HOMER 2011 (Vannes, 28 septembre-1er octobre 2011). Oxford, Archaeopress, British Archaeological Reports International Series 2570, p. 127-136. OLMOS P., LÓPEZ-ROMERO E., DAIRE M.Y
RAP00568.pdf ((56). quatre communes du Morbihan : carentoir)
  • of the relationship between land-use and settlement during the 1 ast two thousand years, took place from 25 August - 1 October in the communes of Ruffiac, Tréal , St-Ni col as-du-Tertre and Carentoir, in the department of Morbihan in eastern Brittany. The ai m of the study is to détermine when
  • /79, H 132, 874, L26, D153) from which 'total' collection had previously been made (fig. 1). Of thèse, A92 had been started in 1986 and remained to finish. The ai rn of thèse smal 1 excavations was the investigation of surf ace/'sub-surf ace rel at i onshi ps; fields were selected
  • five-day planning trips by two in September 1987 and April 1988. The team, consisting of volunteers from a wide range of places, numbered twenty-six, including the directors, one finds assistant and three supervisors; it worked for f i ve weeks from 28 August, with four days off
  • , and only two days were lost because of rain; however , the gênerai dryness meant that the ground was hard and made for very heavy working. EBS 88 B409 (Carentoir Zft 161) B409 lies on a west-facing si ope near the settlement of Le Eiois Guillaume, documentée! from the eighteenth
  • pottery (maximum 5 sherds per square) was more evenly spread. Smal 1 quanti ti es of brick and tile (maximum 0 .5kg per square) were uhevenl y distributed, but tended to concentrate in the south of the field, away from the cl Lister i ng of pre—médiéval and médiéval pottery
  • , and the majority (577.) of the post-medi eval wares was ni neteenth-century . Smal 1 quanti ti es of brick and tile were recovered but only from the first three spits (total 23 fragments, 0. 787kg) . Context 1, however, had in addition to local quartz and quartzite large quantities (120kg
  • some pièces were 5mm across. This layer varied in thickness -from 0.75m on the eastern, up-slope, side o-f the trench to 0.38m on the west. At the east end the top sur-face o-f 2 curved as i -f the layer had been mounded up. This layer could not be total ly excavated over the whole
  • o-f the trench because o-f lack of space for the spoil, so the trench was reduced in size to 6 X 3m. The pottery from this layer (2), like the stone fragments, provides a complète contrast with that of the plough soil. 61 sherds were found, ail of which were Irôn Age, the most
  • . The range o-f pottery recovered -from the top two spits was very différent -from the lowest spit. In the first twenty centimètres 45 sherds were -found; médiéval pottery predominated (837.), -followed by post-medi eval (157.) and a single sherd o-f Roman pottery (27.) ; 52 -fragments o-f
  • -orange clay (24) from the surface of which came 20 sherds of Iron-Age pottery, the majority of which were of Fabrics 86 (607) and 89 (257). There was no sign of feat ures eut into this layer, which 1 ay directly on the degraded, manganèse— stai ned , quartzitic bedrock (05a) (33
  • ) . Comment The occurrence of médiéval and post-medi eval pottery in the plough soil, but not beneath , and the lack of conte;-; ts of thèse période would suggest that this matériel was not deriyed from SLib— surface features. Manuring might wel 1 account for the evenly distributed
  • is a good indicator of settlement in the near vicinity. In the case of the test pit T37 prehistoric pottery was recovered from the surface, but there were no sub-surface features of that date. It is impossible to suggest reasons for the soning of the prehistoric material on the surface
  • without more extensive investigation. The séquence from T36 is important. The trench was sited on the highest part of the field, near the top of the slope, yet it has a much deeper stratification than T37 lower down the slope. The buried soil 32, with its charcoal, might represent
  • Df the material in it, do not however suggest a midden but rather collapsed walls or some sort of bank. The absence of Roman material from the dump suggests that it was formed before the Roman period: the few Roman sherds found in the topsoil could have been derived from a very
  • Roman site in the vicinity, and a few sherds in the topsoil, there is no trace of Roman settlement on this field and little to suggest Roman agricultural use. Présent évidence might suggest that the médiéval pottery in the plough soil derived from very heavy manuring, although
  • the stone in the plough soil of T36 included plenty of introduced building stone, which must have been carried more than 1 km to this spot; this stone, then, may in tact dérive from the collapse of some nearby structure of médiéval date (cf. H132 below). It is just possible
  • Roux) documented from eighteenth and fifteenth centuries respect! vel y , with a possible médiéval structure near T36 (see fig. 2). It is potentially of the highest significance for long—terni settlement history and would merit a much more extensive investigation. A92 (Ruffiac
  • sett 1 ement . In 1986 the plough soil in T2B
  • material was obtained from T29 (as was reflected by the results D -f the total collection) but more Roman pottery was found. Time ran ont and the sites had to be backfilled at the point, when ditches were recognised (Asti 13. and Davies 1987, 118-21). In 1988 the excavation was resumed
  • of charcoal would suggest a quick and deliberate backfill of this ditch. There was, however, a patch of charcoal (20) in the upper part of 16 at the west end of the ditch. No pottery was recovered from the upper fill but in context 17 were a near-compl ete terra-ni qra bowl with a foot
RAP03817 (QUIBERON (56). Beg er Vil : un habitat de chasseurs-cueilleurs maritimes de l'Holocène. Rapport de FP 2019)
  • public. L'accès à ces documents administratifs s’exerce auprès des administrations qui les ont élaborés ou qui les détiennent, au choix du demandeur et dans la limite de leurs conditions d’accueil. La mise en ligne des rapports par le SRA Bretagne a pour objectif de faciliter cette
RAP00566.pdf ((56). quatre communes du Morbihan : carentoir)
  • of fieldwork, itself part of a larger, mul t i -di sci pl i nary study of the relationship between land-u.se and settlement during the last two thousand years, took place from 21 March - 5 April and 6 -- 27 September in the communes of Ruffiac, Treal, St~Ni col as-du-Tertre , Carentoir, La
  • involved fieldwalking over large areas at wide intervais, as in 1982 85, in the four core communes; sampling in the communes surrounding the core? and excavation of parts of a field from which 'total' collection had previously been made. Two days (21-22 March) were spent in préparation
  • for the main season by two people. The team (consisting largely of past and présent students from the Universities of London, Reading, Durham and Sheffield) numbered twenty, including the directors, and worked for twelve days, from 23 March, with one day off. A smal 1 team, of the directors
  • worked flints were also collected, three from transect E, three from B, two from B and one from D. One possible platform and thirty lynchets were noted, of which fifteen were in Transect D. As in previous years there were considérable variations in the concentration of recovered
  • and also zones that tend to produce more or less of a surface scatter» Surface material is usually markedly absent from areas near the commune boundaries and is also difficult to find in the fields to the north of Qui 1 vain and around Le? Bois Faux; si gni f i cant 1 y , the more
  • of Transect G, from Métairie au Joly to Le Nouai-)» The figures quoted above demonstrate the remarkably high proportion of fields in G with large concentrations of surface material. The présence of tile scatters, sometimes with smal 1 quanti ties of Roman material associated, were notable
  • possible to see zoning in the présence of thèse schi stes» hence, only black schi stes occurred throughout the ^Ruffiac basin (from Lodineu to Ville Robert and south to La Rivière) and also in a large zone in the north of Transects D and E (from Trelo to La Touche du Mur); in strong
  • contrast black and pink/purple roofing fragments occurred together in zones immediately north of the Ruffiac basin and west of the Trelo zone. It was also possible, in some cases, to distinguish a range of other schi stes that were imported from nearby local sources, probably as walling
  • the ancien cadastre , as usua 1 . More than three-quarters of concentrations of pottery (76.7V.) 1 ay more than 100m away from early n i net eenth-century settlements and only 12» 5% 1 ay within 50m of them» (The former is only slightly higher than distances from modem settlements
  • of the? sites 1 ay within 250m of mapped streams (427.) , while more than a quarter (31.57.) were more than 500m away from them. £< . Samplinq ou.tside the core transects Sampling outside the core was organisée) in 2km radiating from it and thèse were walked in the s ame way as in one
  • , transects within the core. Ail available fields Transect for we>re covered; tl 11s ran 10km slightly west of N of from the north-west Ruffiac, and passed north , boundary communes of Carc , Reminiac and Augan the and into the through south oi Zampefrieac, running just to the w est
  • and their property less dispersed, with more cattle and altogether a more wealthy air; and, despite récent in the core. remembrement , fewer remembrement mounds than Transect M, running slightly south 01 east from the south~-e?ast corner of Carentoir, was bequn, but most of it remains 209 fields
  • were walked (of which to be covered (see fig. B) » hectares (18% of the surface area 6 were in M), encompassing 257 of Transect N) . 7.86kg of pottery and 13.81kg of man-made building material were recovered from thèse transects; 1.37. of the pottery was pre-Roman „ 1% Roman, 29.7
  • management the proportion of sites located and quanti ti es of material collected is entirely comparable with those in the four core communes. However , there is less médiéval material than has usual 1 y been found there and it was a considérable contrast to collect pre-Roman sherds from
  • the surface. However, the distribution pattern of material does not si gni f i cant 1 y deviate from that found in the core. There are again areas with little or no material 'blank ' zones - and areas with more or less of a surface scatter. So, material tends to concentrate in the La
  • Bonneraye/Le Printemps/Saint-Nicolas (Reminiac) area and in the area around ^the château of Touraille, stretching north from it over the? Campeneac commune boundary to La Tieulais; and there are a di sti net i ve number of 1 ow concentrations of post-medi eval material in the Les PI aci
  • eux to Ville Glâird area. There are large 'blank' zones from La Ravraie to Le Boulay and also north west of Augan, although such zones are not so character i st i c of the commune boundaries as they are in the core communes. Se h i stes in gênerai re-f lect the pinker colour
  • . The first (T7) ran north west from T3 across a slight break in si ope, and the other two (T5 and T6) were eut in order to section the platform near T4 (see fig. C) . The-? sections were cleaned and drawn and features in the bottom of the trenches recorded. The two 6m squares were mai ni
  • with plough soil. A small négative feature, 20cm wide, was also noted in section. Neither feature produced finds. The pottery from the plough soil of bot h T3 and T7 was entirely médiéval, and of a similar character to that recovered from the surface, that is 907. coarse wares of fabric 1
  • from the north-west corner of T4 and eut the edge of the earthwork platform at right angles; the other (T6) was 23m long and ran from the south-east corner of T4 to the southern end of the platform. A section of the whole earthwork was thus obt ai ned . The earliest évidence came
RAP00565.pdf ((56). quatre communes du Morbihan : carentoir)
  • collection; phosphate analysis and soil magnetic susceptibil ity survey of the four selected areas; and excavation of part of a bank and lynchet near a field from which 'total' collection had previously been made. Three days (21-23 March) were spent in préparation by three people
  • ; the main team (consisting largely of past and présent students from the Universities of London and Reading) numbered twenty-two, including the directors; it worked for twel ve days, from 24 March, and had one day off; nine people (including one director) remained for an additional week
  • covered, encompassing 772 hectares (4.01% of the surface area of the four communes). 30.99kg of pottery and 93.92kg of man-made building material were recovered from the transects; 45% of the pottery was médiéval, 53.6% post-medieval and 1.4% Roman. No pre-Roman pottery was found
  • , but sixteen worked flints were recovered, three from transect L, three from C and ten from F, and also a stone axe, the stone of which has yet to be identified (F117). Two possible areas of ridge and furrow were noted, along with fourteen lynchets and eight (mostly substantial) old banks
  • cadastre, as usual. More than three-quarters of the concentrations (80.2%) lay more than 100m away from early nineteenth-century settlements and only 7.5% lay within 50m of them. (This is not signif icantly différent from distances from modem settlements). Surface material tends
  • in the Coet Morel /Hôtel Orl and area (Carentoir). Surface material is markedly absent from fields on the northern and southern boundaries of L, on the east/west ridges (particularly on a band north west of Carentoir) and - as might be expected - on most steep slopes. There are again
  • or schi ste; the imported material is notably absent from fields cleared of woodl and since the 1 ate nineteenth century. Fieldwalking in 5m squares ('Total' Coll ecti on ) In order to investigate the nature of sites identified in transect walking, as in 1983 and 1984 some fields
  • samples for future phosphate analysis were taken from the topsoil in ail squares, at 5m intervais, and soil magnetic suscepti bi 1 i ty readings were also taken at 5m intervais, at the spot from which samples had been lifted. Fluxgate gradiometer readings were not taken since 1984
  • tests suggested that thèse were only useful if taken at much narrower intervais. Schiste was collected, totally from A107, D221 and B216, and in a limited sample from B347 (from one square in every nine). This was subsequently classified in three colour catégories (black/grey, green
  • was recorded, the field being the same size and shape as at présent but divided into bandes; an area of 1 ande lay to the north and the nearest settlement (La Boulardaie) lay 130m away. Pottery, building material and schi ste were collected from an area of 1 hectare, distributed ail over
  • size is 0.44 hectare. In the early nineteenth century it was part of an area of water meadow, 250m from the nearest settlement of Le Cleu. 0.3 Roman sherds per square were collected (2.11g), with 0.4 médiéval sherds (1.63g), 0.31 post-medieval sherds (1.71g) and 2.38 fragments
  • . As with field 0221, this cl ustering was sufficiently pronounced (and sufficiently distinct from the distribution of médiéval and post-medieval pottery) to suggest that a Roman-period structure once stood on the field. Magnetic susceptibil ity readings produced unusually high values
  • to the bedrock. Quantities of natural schi ste from this field were enormous, some squares producing 45kg; the sampling strategy proved to be of very limited value since it was impossible to gain a sensé of overall distribution and difficult to correl ate the collected squares with the cl
  • of the 18 mètre squares) was dug. Soil samples for micromorphol ogical and pollen analysis were taken in columns from the sections, using purpose-made meta! containers. Small test holes were also eut by machine at every 15m to the north of Trench 1 (up the side of the south-facing valley
  • the same alignaient as the lynchet. The ditch was fi 1 1 ed with a homogeneous silty loam which contained two sherds of médiéval pottery and two pièces of (? médiéval) tile. The fill of the ditch was indistinguishable from the overlying thick 1 ayer of loam, which constituted the main
  • of the lynchet (1.8m), indicating notable col 1 uvi ation . The schi ste recovered from the lynchet was not derived from the yellowish-red type which constituted the natural bedrock in the trench. Most was of a grey/green colour. The greatest amounts were recovered at depths of between 5
  • and tile coul d indicate that this happened before brick and tile were in common use. Both trenches have shown that lynchets could have a complicated history, with their origins in other features. From the point of view of land-use history, the pottery suggests that this area of Ruffiac
  • commune was intensively cultivated from the 1 ater twelfth century (although small amounts of earlier pottery could reflect earlier activity), while the absence of early post-medieval wares suggests a lapse in arable cultivation during the early modem period or changes in manuring
  • practice. Since the two trenches showed différent amounts of soil buildup and material in the two areas, changes in manuring practice rather than lapse in cultivation may be more relevant in explaining the data from Trench 1. The land-use around Trench 2 clearly changed when
  • it was exploited as meadow, apparently in the early post-medieval period. The range of pottery found in both field boundaries reflects closely that recovered from 'total' collection of Allô. The désertion of the médiéval settlement may have been connected with the remodelling of this area when
RAP00567.pdf ((56). quatre communes du Morbihan : carentoir)
  • years, took place from 20 March - 4 April in the communes surrounding Ruffiac, Treal , St-Ni col as-du-Tertre and Carentoir, in the departments of Morbihan and 1 1 1 e-et-Vi 1 ai ne in eastern Brittany. The aim of the study is to détermine when, how and why the exploitation
  • landscape
  • , Reading, Cardiff and York) numbered twenty-two, ' including the directors, and worked for twel ve deiys, from 22 March, with one day off. Six people went in advance, and worked for one day beforehand. Overall, 330 mandays were spent on this year ' s season, including travelling time
  • ) Sampling was organized in three 2km transects radiating from the core (P, M and R) and thèse were wal ked in the same way as Transects A to L within the core and Transect N outside it, in 1982-6. Transect P ran due west to the River Oust for 4.1km from the western boundary of Ruffiac
  • (from the area of La Sourigaie to La Houssaie), passing through the communes of Missiriac and Malestroit and the northern outskirts of the town of Malestroit; Transect R ran north east for 7.75km from Trelo to Le Mur at the north-east corner of Carentoir, passing through the communes
  • of pottery, 161.72kg of man-made building material, 23 from thèse flints and 611.72g of haematite were recovered transects , together with two worked pièces of quartz (from M). This breaks down, by transect, as follows: Brick/tile kg 18. 49 P M 121 . 77 21 . 46 R Pre-Rom. Pottery 1 . 47
  • of surface scatters Di scussi on Clearly the character of the surface material differs from transect to transect. Transects P and M had areas which produced a little pre-Roman pottery - as had Transect N - a phenomenon that is extremely rare in the core communes (Asti 11 and Davies 1986
  • for its very 1 ow proportions of médiéval pottery and very high of post-medi eval . Thèse results are striking by comparison with patterns of material recovered from the four core communes. Whereas the amounts of Roman material collected from the surface are mue h the same, the amounts
  • and proportions of médiéval material are 1 ower (especially in R) - as in N - while those of post-medi eval material are considerably higher, though not as high as in N; in the core 507. of pottery collected from the surface was médiéval and 46.77. post-medi eval . The proportion
  • . Thereafter, although there are a few 'blank' fields in the nei ghbourhood of Pipriac it is again marked that there are very few from Pipriac east to the Vilaine. The contrast between this area and that to the west of it is very striking. The distribution of material in relation
  • to existing settlements was much the same as found in the core communes, with slightly fewer concentrations at distances above 300m from modem dwellings. In ail cases material tends to occur within 50 and 300m of settlements - in P, for example, 33.37. of concentrations lie within 100
  • used locally for building, especially roofing, materials was also recorded for each field (though not collected). Thèse materials were not carried for long distances (10—20km maximum) but can usually be clearly di st i ngui shed from local natural , and o-f ten have nail holes
  • on the north-east side of the high land near the Carentoi r /Combl essac boundary and none by the wood in the Lande de Craon, both areas lacking surface pottery too. There was little or no pink material on the western and south-western si des of this high land, and none from Couè'dillan
  • north east to Comblessac, as also north from Comblessac to the Lande de Craon. The pattern of occurrences of the schi stes in thèse transects suggests that the pink schi stes . i.e. material from the Guer quarries, may wel 1 have been the earliest to be used in the roofing industry
  • and the western section of M). Some of the Roman fabrics in eastern ti had not been noted before, and included a late Roman roi 1 er-st amped sherd of Argonne ware from M447, near 'Château Gaillard', 2.5km east of Pipriac bourg ■ This ware has an essentially coastal distribution, although
  • there are finds from the Rance/ Vi 1 ai ne river Systems and one sherd from Pipriac is already known (Galliou 1977: 91-2). The médiéval fabrics from this eastern région seem to have less mica, fewer spi cul es and more grog. Some of the fields with Roman material are of particular interest
  • was found near Le Boschet, Château de la Boulaye, 'Château Gaillard' (ail in M) and near le Mur (R) . There are, however, two cases of such material being found near (apparently) non-seigneurial settlements 300m from Comblessac in R and 100m from La Rigaudiere, 1km south of Pipriac, in M
  • where a 'temple' is sited (R8) , was observed to have a ploughed-out stone building, apparently unrecorded and suggesting a larger complex of buildings than has previously been supposée) Gai 1 i a 1977). Slag was collected from both R8 and R9; that from RS is tap slag, produced
  • by smelting iron ore in shaf t f urnaces; that from R9, however, weighed 2kg and came from the bottoms of bowl furnaces; first- and second-century pottery was collected from the surface in this 6 area. This season 's work has produced several indications that the core communes
  • st i es of the former, was separated from the Ruf f i ac/Carentoir core by the great Bruc 'blank'. Work outside the main season. 19B6—B7 During the past year work has continuée) on other aspects of the project, both field and archivai. Mi cromorphol ogi cal analysis of soi 1