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Archaeology, Society and Environment

Archéologie, société et environnement

ASE - ISSN 2752-4507 - © ISTE Ltd

Aims and scope

Objectifs de la revue

The journal Archaeology, Society and Environment (ASE) is open primarily to archaeological research that addresses the relationships between societies and their environment. The themes are varied and concern the economy of societies : exploitation and management of resources, distribution and consumption of production, waste management. The articles may also address the issue of the resilience of societies in the face of environmental change or focus on better defining the anthropization of environments at different scales of time and space.


The results of programmed or preventive operations may concern rural or urban housing sites, developed environments (roads, agricultural plots, territories) or anthropized natural environments (wetlands, forests, etc.). The data analysis will be based on archaeological, archaeozoological, archaeobotanical, geoarchaeological, spatial and other studies. The thematic volumes will also include contributions from other disciplines : history, geography or environmental sciences.


The published results will contribute in an integrative way to better define the long-term relationships between societies and their environments, with no chronological or geographical limits.

La revue Archéologie, société et environnement (ASE) est ouverte prioritairement aux recherches archéologiques qui abordent les relations entre les sociétés avec leur environnement. Les thématiques sont variées et concernent l’économie des sociétés : exploitation et gestion des ressources, distribution et consommation des productions, gestion des déchets. Les articles pourront également traiter la question de la résilience des sociétés face aux changements environnementaux ou s’attacher à mieux définir l’anthropisation des milieux, à différentes échelles de temps et d’espace.


Les résultats issus d’opérations programmées ou préventives peuvent concerner des sites d’habitat rural ou urbain, des milieux aménagés (voies, parcelles, territoires) ou des milieux naturels anthropisés (zones humides, forêts, etc.). L’analyse des données sera issue d’études archéologiques, archéozoologiques, archéobotaniques, géoarchéologiques, spatiale, etc. Les volumes thématiques accueilleront également des contributions d’autres disciplines : histoire, géographie ou sciences de l’environnement.


Les résultats publiés contribueront dans une optique intégrative à mieux définir les relations sur le temps long entre les sociétés et leurs milieux, sans limite chronologique ni géographique.

Journal issues


Volume 19- 1

Issue 1

Recent articles

Origins, development and evidence of cleaning of the limestone concretions during the use of the Gallo-Roman aqueduct of Divona-Cahors (Lot)

The archaeological excavations carried out on the aqueduct that supplied the Gallo-Roman city of Cahors (Divona) have discovered sections partially filled with carbonate deposits. These deposits present a laminated facies (...)

Carbonated concretions from the Gallo-Roman aqueducts of Villenoy (Seine-et-Marne, France) and the Suippe at Reims (Marne, France): petrographic study and questioning the origin of the recorded sequences

The recent archaeological study of two Roman aqueducts located in northern Gaul at Villenoy near Meaux (Seine-et-Marne) and Reims (Marne) was accompanied by a macroscopic and microscopic analysis of the carbonate (...)

Geochemical study of carbonated formations in the Roman aqueducts of Nîmes and Arles (France)

The aim of this study is to reconstruct the climatic variations of the region of Nîmes and Arles in Roman times by exploiting the light stable isotope content (O, C) of five carbonate deposits from the aqueducts supplying (...)

Carbonates and "water memory": the contribution of legal texts to the management of urban aqueducts

This article aims to draw the attention of geoarchaeologists who work on the carbonate deposits (sinter) of aqueducts to the importance of the legal regulation, which framed the use of aqueducts. The approach followed is (...)

Archaeological layer, archaeological floor and parietal soot films: a micro-chronological approach to understanding occupations in caves

Traces of soot reflecting past human activities are sometimes observed on the ceilings and walls of caves and rock shelters, sometimes also inside speleothems. These deposits, which result from anthropogenic fires, are (...)

EDITORIAL. Resilience and Landscape: The Use of Resilience Theory in Landscape Archaeology and Archaeogeography

The concept of resilience, initially used in physics, psychology and ecology, has been used in archaeology since the 1990s. Following the Canadian ecologist Crawford Holling, researchers of the European program (...)

Applying the Concept of Panarchy in Archaeogeography: the Example of the Resilience of Routes over the Longue Durée

This paper discusses the application of the resilience conceptual framework, proposed in ecological resilience, to the study of major route systems, described as resilient systems. Major routes in the north of France are (...)

Stability of Urban Forms and Resilience of a System: The Case of Pre-Modern Parisian Street Network

In this paper, my aim is to show how edifying it can be to adhere to the concept of resilience proffered by C. S. Holling in order to better understand the complexity in which urban environments evolve. To do so, I study (...)

Resilience: The importance of the long term

The concept of resilience, first introduced in 1973, has become a major conceptual tool in the environmental sciences, and more recently in the study of socio-environmental systems. In archaeology, however, it has not yet (...)

Weather Landscapes and Archaeology: Material Weathering Practices and Tangible Climates

Climate and climate change can be impenetrable statistical concepts and the sometimes hegemonic scientific narratives around them can make them seem the purview of specialists, while at the same time create an epistemic, (...)

Editorial Board

Editors in chief

Christophe PETIT
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne


Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne


Université de Lyon 3

CNRS – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne


Université polytechnique des Hauts de France


CNRS – Université de Franche-Comté

Sandrine ROBERT
EHESS GGh-Terres

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