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New aerial research in Picardy and Artois

  • R. Agache

Aerial surveys of Picardy have brought to light numerous systems of graves and in-filled ditches, generally protohistoric, as well as Roman camps, and even some trench diggings in the historical period.

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* The Société de Préhistoire du Nord has just published a new album of more than 400 photographs: Roger Agache, Détection aéienne de vestiges protohistoriques, gallo-romains et médiévaux dans la Somme et ses abords—Contribution à 1’Histoire de l’occupation ancienne des sols—Bull. special no. 7—Musée de Picardie, Amiens, 1970.

In it are to be found aerial photographs and plans of all the archaeological remains discussed here. For the Middle Ages one should consult the excellent thesis of Robert Fossier, La Terre et les hommes en Picardie, 2 vol., Béatrice Nauwelaerts, Paris, Louvain, 1968.

In 1964 (113–19) we published ‘Aerial reconnaissance in Picardy’ by Roger Agache. Monsieur Agache, whose headquarters are at Abbeville, is Regional Director of Prehistoric Antiquities for the North of France and Picardy. Friends of French archaeology will have become increasingly aware during the last few years of the excellence of the excellence of the archaeological reconnaissance work and aerial photography being done by M. Agache in his little aircraft (see Editorial, p. 96). We are very happy to be able to publish another, albeit tiny, sample of his work in Picardy and Artois.

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  • ISSN: 0003-598X
  • EISSN: 1745-1744
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