The excavations on the site of the “Fosses Saint-Ursin”, a rural settlement in the Caen Plain, yielded an abundance of ceramics dating from the 13th-15th century. In order to tackle the question of supply, a new methodology was created, combining the archaeological, ceramological and archaeometric approaches, based on the work of the “PCR” (Research Program) “Typochronologie de la céramique médiévale dans l’espace bas-normand du Xe-XVIe siècle. Production, diffusion” (“Typochronology of medieval ceramics in Lower-Normandy in the 10th-16th century. Production, distribution”). This paper explains the method used, and more particularly the way the various approaches were combined, while at the same time demonstrating their limits.

Traduction : Margaret & Jean-louis CADOUX