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Le lac de Paladru. Des fouilles archéologiques aux projets de musée

Abstract : The lake of Paladru possesses a fascinating history acquired by the archaeological excavations which took place there during several years. These archaeological excavations allowed to make important discoveries connected to the history and to the evolution of this territory. They revealed remains immersed by littoral housing environments on two different sites. These are situated on the municipality of Charavines : the site of Baigneurs reveals the vestiges of a village dating Neolithic period, whereas the site of Colletière brings to light the vestiges of a strengthened housing environment built around the year 1000. Begun in 1971, the excavations ended in 1986 for the site of Baigneurs and in 1996 for that of Colletière. However, the important work of study of remains continued until 2005 for the first site and until 2009 for the second. The extent of the discoveries led up to the fame and to the reputation of the archeological sites of the lake of Paladru. More than 15 000 objects were brought to light, all showing an exceptional interest in particular thanks to their almost completed preservation. They allowed to reconstitute and to understand the daily life of the inhabitants of these two sites in thousands of years of interval, allowing more widely the researchers to understand and to know the evolution of a territory. Today still, the archaeological remains of the lake of Paladru are the object of a quite particular attention. A reduced part of collections stemming from excavations is currently presented to the public in the rooms of the archaeological museum of the lake of Paladru situated to Charavines, whereas the rest is kept within the reserves of the Musée dauphinois in Grenoble. These collections are situated in the heart of strong political stakes. The local authority of supervision, the Communauté d'agglomération du Pays voironnais, would like to see a largest part of these collections showed and highlighted within a vaster and better adapted cultural equipment. This will could be accompanied with a policy of cultural valuation of the territory.
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Lucile Chevallier. Le lac de Paladru. Des fouilles archéologiques aux projets de musée. Histoire. 2012. ⟨dumas-00748248⟩



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