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Dynamiques et formes de peuplement dans la plaine de la Valloire (Drôme/Isère), de la Protohistoire récente au haut Moyen Âge

Abstract : This work is committed to the Valloire settlement, from the end of the Protohistoric period to the early Middle Age. Its approach coordinates space archeology and material culture, and relies on the traditional tools and concepts used for settlement analysis (the study of land use, the regressive analysis of the road system, the notions of habitat network and settlement system). These are implemented jointly to the study of ceramic furniture. The defining of local consuming facies has allowed on one hand to locally confirm the identification of dynamic poles within this territory, and on the other hand to position the Valloire in the mid-valley of the Rhône. A diachronic and systemic reading shows a settlement pattern where the aggregate of Tourdan/Turedonnum occupies an overriding place from the Allobrogian independence to the early Middle Age. This grouped habitat allows the presentation of a land structured by a scattered rural habitat, from the end of the Protohistoric period and all along antiquity. The aristocratic establishment and the control over commercial exchanges are at the origin of its emergence as early as the second century B.C. and of its central and dynamic role. Monuments and cultic accounts in Tourdan enable us to envision the existence of a real pool of life, structured by this habitat, a central location for the community's activities that were necessary for the operations of the civitas locally. At the region's level, this study first offers, according to new methodological bases, to renew the thought about the Allobrogian kômai and the interrogation about the origin of the aggregates of the city state of Vienna. Secondly, their monumentalisation and the cultic geography of the city lead us to question the structuring and the integrating processes of the Allobrogian territory in the antique city state.
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Guillaume Varennes. Dynamiques et formes de peuplement dans la plaine de la Valloire (Drôme/Isère), de la Protohistoire récente au haut Moyen Âge. Archéologie et Préhistoire. Université de Provence - Aix-Marseille I, 2010. Français. ⟨tel-00662389⟩



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