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General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
FR93
Project Name:
French Project
Project Description:
An intensive surface survey - pedestrian, low-level aerial reconnaisance, and remote satellite imagery - to locate sites in the rural hinterland and to observe their distribution, in order to eventually build a model of continuity and change in southern Burgundy.
Project Websites:
Project Sponsors:
Earthwatch
National Science Foundation
University of North Carolina Faculty Research Coun
National Endowment for the Humanities
Dates of Operation:
From: 1975     To: present
Project Languages:
English, French
Metadata Sources:
Madry/Crumley 1990
project website
Crumley/Marquardt 1987

Geographical Data

Zone:
Western Mediterranean
Country:
France
Province:
Bourgogne
Location:
Arroux river valley
Ancient Regions:
Aedui
Lugdunensis

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Scott Madry
Address:
University of North Carolina
E-mail:
madrys@email.unc.edu
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 919 471 7110 )
Investigator Name:
William H. Marquardt
Address:
Museum of Natural History, PO Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611-7800
E-mail:
bilmarq@flmnh.ufl.edu
Phone / Fax:
phone:( (352) 392-7188 )
fax:( (352) 392-3698 )
Investigator Name:
Carole L. Crumley
Address:
Dept. of Anthropology, 301 Alumni Building CB3115, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3115
E-mail:
crumley@unc.edu
Phone / Fax:
phone:( (919) 962 5527 )
fax:( (919) 962-1613 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 0
Project Area:
60 km2
Map Data Source:
Institute geographique Nationale #2825, 2826, 2827; Crumley et al. 1987
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Neolithic/Chalcolithic
Years:
From: BC 2000     To: BC 1700
Period:
Bronze Age
Years:
From: BC 1700     To: BC 800
Period:
Iron Age
Years:
From: BC 800     To: BC 58
Period:
Gallo-Roman
Years:
From: BC 58     To: 400
Period:
Medieval
Years:
From: 400     To: 1500
Period:
Modern
Years:
From: 1500     To: 2007

Methodology

Approach:
Extensive
Intensive
Systematic
Non-Systematic
Site Survey
Siteless Survey
Diachronic
Temporally Bounded
Spatial Sampling (off-site):
Full Coverage
Random Sample
Stratified Random Sample
Deliberate Sample
Fieldwalker Spacing
 (average width = 0  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (0 m x 0 m)
Modern Field
Site
Transect
Structure
Scatter/Artifact
Geolocation:
Basemap more detailed than 1:10K
GPS Uncorrected
Basemap 1:10K to 1:50K
GPS Differentially Corrected
Basemap less detailed than 1:50K
GIS
Other:
informal interviews with locals

Special Studies

Artifacts:
Architecture
Ceramics
Lithics
Coins
Metal
Glass
Terracotta
epigraphy
Iconography
Environment:
Geology
Geomorphology
Soil Studies
Stone/Mineral Resources
Hydrology
Climatology
Paleobotany
Dendrochronology
Faunal Osteology
Agriculture
People:
Ritual Studies
Mortuary Studies
Population Data
Ethnography/Ethnology
Written Resources
Cultural Resource Management
Remote Sensing:
Satellite Imagery
Aerial Photography
Geoprospection
Other:
linguistics
Primary Questions:
What was the relationship of the hillforts to rural populations during the Iron Age and subsequent periods? What was the distribution of sites in relationship to other factors which influence settlement? How did these relationships change between the Iron Age and Gallo-Roman period?
Excavation:
YES

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
Topography:
 Alluvial Plain
 Coastal Plain
 Continental Plain
 Delta
 Desert
 Gorge
 Hills
 Island
 Isthmus
 Lakeshore
 Mountains
 Peninsula
 Plateau
 River Valley
 Steppe
 Underwater
 Upland Basin
 Urban
 Wadi/Oued
 Wetlands
Topography Other:
Climate:
 Climatic Altitudes of Mountains
 Dry-summer Mediterranean
 Dry-summer Steppe
 Highly Oceanic
 Humid and warm summer
 Humid Steppe
 Oceanic
 Permanently Humid
 Semi-desert and Desert
 Steppe
 Sub-Oceanic
 Tropical Semi-desert and Desert
Climate Other:

Bibliography

Entry 1:
Crumley, Carole L.; Marquardt, William H. (1987), Regional dynamics: Burgundian landscapes in historical perspective, San Diego, CA, Academic Press
NOTES: CGMA lab-photocopy
Entry 2:
Madry, Scott L. H.; Crumley, Carole L. (1990), "An application of remote sensing and GIS in a regional archaeolgoical settlement pattern analysis: the Arroux River valley, Burgundy, France", Allen, Kathleen M. S.; Green, Stanton W.; Zubrow, Ezra B. W., Interpreting Space: GIS and archaeology, London, Taylor and Francis




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