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KERILEN Finistère, France.

Gallo-Roman site in the commune of Plounéventer, first located in the 19th c. and excavated since 1962. Stratigraphical studies show that the ancient city was inhabited from the time of Gallic independence to the end of the 3d c. A.D., when the site was probably abandoned.

The substructures uncovered appear to be fairly well built. The many furnaces and hearths as well as the various scoria found in situ indicate that the area excavated was a sector of artisans' workshops. The objects discovered, mainly terra sigillata and profusely decorated domestic ware, are housed in the archaeological laboratory of the Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines of Rennes.


Miorcec de Kernadet, Notice sur l'Ancienne ville d'Ocismor (1829); L. Pape, “Premières considérations sur le site de Kérilien en Plounéventer,” Annales de Bretagne 70, 1 (1963); id., “Les fouilles de Kérilien en Plounéventer” ibid. 71, 1 (1964); 72, 1 (1965); 73, 1 (1966); 74, 1 (1967).


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