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L \ 'urn Plemy (1)

1st part: A necropolis of the Iron Age.

The discovery of an almost intact box.

In 1970, Marcel and Anne Pincemin are farmers in La Ville-Standard in Plémy, belonging to M. de Saint-Pierre, where they occupy the beautiful mansion that will be after them ever lived. Wishing to leave the farm and owning his own house, the couple begin in the fall 1970 construction of a dwelling near the hamlet of Holly ina pristine parcel of any construction on the edge of a small road connecting the village of Plémy, by Boissy, Moncontour by Vaux.

The site of the future home is barely defined, earthworks should form a flat and perfectly horizontal digging almost a meter deep under the surface, which has a slight slope from west to east . During the water supply works, while the trenchwas performed by a mechanical device, Marcel brings Pincemin finishes with a pick when he sees, buried approximately 80 cm below the soil surface, flush with the wall created by the trench, black and smooth shape of it taking, as a first step, for a shell. Intrigued by the discovery as suspicious, he began to identify, using a trowel and carefully, being miraculously spared by the earthmover and the deck. OnceClear the subject land, Marcel Pincemin realizes he is only a pottery, rough and yet intact, and in the absence of cover, yet filled with earth, but he did not imagine it is the first to make the day that had been buried there there more than 2200 years ...

Examining the contents of the ceramics, he discovers bones, among whom he identifies what he calls -even "ball" and many pieces of coastline, as well asfragments of oxidized metal with which it is immediately apparent as a bracelet. Earth, finally it appears mixed with ashes.

The following day, Mr. Pincemin expressed in some of his discovery, which never ceases to intrigue and is thus brought to the attention of Jean Gillet, teacher Briochin from the commune he explores the territory and history. The latter, entering the archaeological interest of the object, which alerts ConstituencyRegional History and Antiquities brought on-site specialist Protohistoire. Dr. Guy Jouve, veterinary Moncontour and great lover of antiquities, he is also keenly interested in the discovery.

The object is taken to be analyzed for Rennes, made a few weeks later to its owner, it notes that lack the most important and the bracelet, which will never be returned bones.

Pottery isconical, made to turn brown clay, blackened surface during cooking. It has a height of 245 mm to a maximum outer diameter of 215 mm, a flat bottom (85 mm diameter) and a high neck (40 mm). The ash content is made, mixed with earth because of the absence of the cover, of adult human bone and a bronze bracelet, highly oxidized in the form of U.

These elements identify the object as a funerary urn, The type of pottery and bronze bracelet permit, after the first expert, locate dating in La Tene 1 or 2, or in the middle of the second Iron Age (third century BC.).

(to be continued ...)