The preventive excavations carried out by the AFAN on the projected route of the A 29 motorway between Amiens and Saint-Quentin revealed the existence of three rural settlements, dating from the early Middle Ages, in the villages of Athies, Monchy-Lagache and Savy. In 2001, the global study of the pottery unearthed on these neighbouring dwellings shed light on the nature and the evolution of these artefacts over a period of nearly four centuries, from the end of the 5th to the 9th century, in a part of Picardy which was previously underdocumented in that respect. In spite of the scarcity of the evidence, it was possible to demonstrate that exchanges took place in particular with the Merovingian products from the Soissons district.

Traduction : Margaret & Jean-louis CADOUX