PCR - Sarthe
Archaeology - ("PCR":Collective Research Programme)
From the site to the City, study of the evolution of human relations in a territory: the Sarthe (72). Initiated by the DRAC of the Pays de la Loire region, the Collective Research Program "Sarthe" concerns the land occupation of the ciity of theAulerci Cenomai territory.
Porteur du projet : Katherine Gruel.
The analysis of a terroir, generation after generation, does not involve the same problems or the same documentary base as research into the development of cities or the circulation of furniture. The organisation of a community is based on numerous parameters that define different spaces whose superimposition results in a territory: cultural, religious, ethnic, economic, geographical space... These ensembles are perceptible to varying degrees through material remains (ceramic facies, money, weapons, ornaments, tools, raw materials, crafts). The exchange and circulation of goods over short, medium and long distances reveal preferential links or, on the contrary, avoidance strategies.
Navigating the maps
The documents are classified into 5 folders ("General", "Nord-Sarthe", "Forêts", "Agglomerations", "Prospections"), which can be accessed via the drop-down list in the horizontal menu. After selecting the file, you can open the different maps prepared for each issue and check or uncheck the associated views or layers in the side menu.
The financial partners
– DRAC Pays de la Loire, Regional Archaeology Department,
– Regional Council from 2008,
– General Council of the Sarthe,
– Le Mans Métropole
– University of Maine,
– ENS, Paris,
– URM 8546 AOrOc
– UMR 8546 CNRS-ENS, Archéologies d’Orient et d’Occident, Paris,
– Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles des Pays-de-la-Loire,
– Université du Maine, Department of Geography, GREGUM-ESO UMR 6590,
– University of Maine, Department of History, CESAM,
– University of Rennes 2,
– University of Tours, UFR Arts et Sciences Humaines,
– Allonnes town hall,
- Associations of volunteer prospectors,
– INRAP, Grand-Ouest.