Le Chasséen entre temps et espace : 20 ans de périodisations des assemblages céramiques et le retour de l’identité chasséenne

Abstract : Developed in the late 1980s, the periodisations of the Chassey culture proposed separately by A. Beeching and J. Vaquer were the first to deal with the evolution of this archaeological culture and not only with the last traces of the Cardial culture or the first signs of the Late Neolithic. For the new generation of researchers that emerged from the mid-1990s onward, these two periodisations thus constituted important references. The two periodisations were very different in the structure that they suggested for the period, not only in terms of the geographical distance between them, but also in the methodology employed. This heterogeneity also characterises these new periodisations. This is explained mainly by the variety of the archaeological contexts exploited (stratigraphies vs. assemblages without stratigraphic links), which imposes appropriate and different methodologies, leading to dissimilar views of continuities and discontinuities between recognised stages. This contrast has improved our comprehension of the middle Neolithic in southern France and of the processes at work in the constitution of the Chassey culture. We now have solid bases from which to discuss the interactions between contemporary styles and to decipher the genesis of the Chassean cultural system.
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Karim Gernigon. Le Chasséen entre temps et espace : 20 ans de périodisations des assemblages céramiques et le retour de l’identité chasséenne. Chronologie de la Préhistoire récente dans le Sud de la France Acquis 1992-2012 Actualité de la recherche, Franck Leandri, Oct 2012, Ajaccio, France. ⟨hal-02074987⟩

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