The excavations carried out in the district of Pont-sur-Seine at “Le Haut de Launoy” Phase 3 in 2012 reveal several periods of occupation over a surface of less than 7000 square meters. The abundant remains from the late Neolithic include a section of a palisade with an unusual layout, which appears to enclose two rectangular buildings on posts, two tool deposits and numerous fragmentary artefacts trapped in the ground levels. This paper presents the data concerning the palisade and its “funnel shaped” entrance system. It suggests an architectural reconstitution of the palisade and aims to make comparisons with other systems of palisades observed within a radius of one kilometer or less, and replaces the new data in their context, compared with those collected in neighboring excavations.
Traduction : Margaret & Jean-louis CADOUX