As part of a diagnosic  operation in the former hamlet of Agnicourt, now included in the borough of Méru (Oise), a potter’s kiln was partly excavated and the firebars of its chamber  dated by archaeomagnetism. Thanks to this operation, we can understand the functioning of this combustion structure, and gain an insight into the kind of ware produced. This consisted mainly of  jugs with flat handles made of pale fine sandy clay  often with a painted decoration. This ware is typical of the ceramic ware which circulated in the south of Picardy and the Ile-de-France at the very end of the 11th century or the first half of the 12th.

Traduction : Margaret & Jean-louis CADOUX