Canton of Mauguio, Hérault, France.
Prehistoric site at the locality called Camp Redon at the mouth of the Viredonne, a small coastal river
which runs into the Étang de Mauguio at the point
farthest N on the coast of the Gulf of Lion. This site
on the lagoon coast of Languedoc consists of a small
natural mound surrounded by a man-made canal. Preliminary explorations have indicated continuous occupation from the Middle Bronze Age to the Gallo-Roman
period, and above all occupation during all of Iron Age I
(numerous ceramics from the urnfield civilization). Exploration of the site, which in both topography and the
artifacts of the older levels recalls the terramare of N
Italy, is making an important contribution to our
knowledge of the Mediterranean coast of Languedoc,
which was more heavily inhabited during the last millennium B.C. than was formerly realized.
29 (1971) 381.