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Le port antique de Chelles (Seine-et-Marne) : une course après la rivière

Abstract : In Chelles (Seine-et-Marne), on Gustave-Nast street, excavations were performed by Inrap in a dense archaeological context associated with a Gallo-Roman town. They revealed the presence of a Gallo-Roman port, located along the bank of an old branch of the Marne river, which was gradually abandoned in favor of a secondary branch. The study shows that the port was established in an environment marked by very strong alluvial sedimentation, correlated to the progressive loss of energy from the channel. Archaeological and geoarchaeological data document the efforts made to maintain the riverbank, which due to its convex shape was conducive to the depositing of alluvium. This also made it possible to reconstruct its evolution, which was marked by many distinct states of being, and which in turn reflect an adaptation to the constant evolution of the waterway.
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Yann Le Jeune, Corinne Charamond, Christian Charamond. Le port antique de Chelles (Seine-et-Marne) : une course après la rivière. Gallia - Archéologie des Gaules, CNRS Éditions, 2020, Les ports romains dans les Trois Gaules. Entre Atlantique et eaux intérieures, 77 (1), pp.327-346. ⟨10.4000/gallia.5580⟩. ⟨hal-03172975⟩



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