The Rouvroy excavations have shown that the site was occupied for more than 3 000 years, with long interruptions. The earliest period is represented by a pit dating from the Middle Bronze Age. After that, other hollow structures attest an early Protohistoric occupation, maybe Hallstatt. The main period begins at the Late La Tène or the Augustan period with a ditched enclosure. This structure enclosed a number of buildings on posts, of which we have only incomplete plans. A quarry was dug during the Augusto-Tiberian period, and was used as a rubbish dump. It yielded more than five hundred and thirty ceramics and about fifty metal items, and also three coins. A study of the ceramic items shows that it was refilled in two phases, the first at the beginning of the 1st century A.D., the other in the years 40/60. The combined studies of the pottery, the metal items and the animal remains show a rapid Romanization of the site, and also unusual combinations and provenance of the objects and the pottery. During the second half of the 1st century, or the following century, an edifice on limestone foundations was built. This building has two rooms, and a cellar added in a second building phase. Close by was another building, half-buried, abandoned in the years circa 250/260. This edifice, separate from the building with a cellar, was probably a kitchen, with its hearth on a platform. This hypothesis is supported by the discovery of seventy pieces of pottery, the study of which shows that they comprised a full set of kitchen utensils. The ancient farm was abandoned before the end of the 3rd century. The Modern period is represented by the plantation holes of the trees of a former orchard; during WW 1, trenches and fortifications or shelters were dug across the remains of the previous occupations. When the diggings of the Great War were refilled, the neighbouring areas were levelled. Traduction : Margaret & Jean-Louis CADOUX