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L’habitat de la Sente à Grentheville (Calvados), VIe-Xe siècle, dans le contexte du terroir de Mondeville Saint-Martin

Abstract : Archaeological investigations carried out between 1992 and 1998 on the la Sente site at Grentheville, to the south-east of Caen, revealed evidence of a settlement occupied from the 6th to the early 10th century AD. It had developed on the outskirts of a presumed late-Roman settlement, within a landscape structured by land divisions originating from at least the 2nd century AD. The most significant occupation is characterised by an initial phase of twenty-odd sunken-featured buildings which are replaced in a second phase by buildings with footings and associated storage pits. These structures offer many similarities with those excavated on the La-Delle-Saint-Martin site at Mondeville, some 800m north-west of la Sente. Examination of associated finds raises questions concerning the settlement’s function, its position in the hierarchy of early medieval habitat sites and more generally its place in a landscape densely occupied from prehistory until the end of the Middle Ages, as demonstrated by archaeology over the last forty years.
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Claire Hanusse, Armelle Alduc-Le Bagousse, Vincent Hincker, Sophie Pillault, Jacqueline Pilet-Lemière, et al.. L’habitat de la Sente à Grentheville (Calvados), VIe-Xe siècle, dans le contexte du terroir de Mondeville Saint-Martin. Archéologie Médiévale, CRAHAM, 2014, 44, pp.1-49. ⟨10.4000/archeomed.8187⟩. ⟨hal-02269898⟩



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