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Les meules romaines de sept chefs-lieux de cité de Gaule Belgique occidentale, étude du matériel et synthèse bibliographique

Abstract : The capital of a civitas, as a major urban centre, is likely to be the essential place where goods get processed and consumed. This is where the produce ended up, after being processed through a chain of production and transport which can still only be perceived dimly by archaeology. Millstones are, in Antiquity, everyday tools used in the major part for human nutrition, in a domestic or small business context. But they are also stone artifacts which sometimes had to be transported over hundreds of miles between the quarry where they were extracted and the place where they were to be used. This paper provides a glimpse into the nature and the origin of the stone used to manufacture the various types of millstones, and proposes a few hints for a better comprehension of their characteristics.
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Paul Picavet. Les meules romaines de sept chefs-lieux de cité de Gaule Belgique occidentale, étude du matériel et synthèse bibliographique. Revue du Nord. Archéologie, Association Revue du Nord, 2011, 93 (393), pp.167-226. ⟨10.3917/rdn.393.0167⟩. ⟨hal-01362103⟩

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