In the course of road works outside the medieval city of Bruyères, a cemetery was discovered and excavated. Located along a road approaching the town from the South, it developed in a suburb bordered by a ditch, the abandon of which, and its replacement by a path, are ascribed to the 16th century. Some 236 graves, with a minimal number of 645 people, have been studied. The cemetery, in use between the 13th century and the first half of the 17th century, is noteworthy for its high density. It is distinguished by a certain uniformity in funerary practices. The bio-anthropological data concerning the people buried here suggest that they were from the “Hôtel-Dieu” (hospital) of Bruyères. Traduction : Margaret & Jean-louis CADOUX