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La Fontaine de Loulié au Puy d'Issolud et la Vallée de la Dordogne
For over 30 years Jean-Pierre Girault, aided by a band of loyal volunteers, has worked on an inventory of the traces of protohistoric populations in the northern part of Quercy. His work has brought to light a large number of previously unknown sites and, in the process, assembled an impressive set of documentation. Investigations have been carried out in the cantons of Martel, Souillac, Vayrac, Bretenoux and Payrac plus neighbouring communes in the departments of Dordogne and Corrèze.
The first part of the book covers the fountain of Loulié.
The second part covers the inventory of sites and caves in the Dordogne valley which were occupied during the end of the Bronze Age and the early Iron Age. Details of the sites of Combe Nègre (Loupiac), Surlaroque (Carennac) and de Toupy (Floirac), studied by J. Gascò, together with data on the fountain of Loulié, provide local evidence of 500 years of protohistory.
The third part of the book reflects on the importance of these sites to the populations of the territory, with a hitherto unpublished inventory of sepulchres, dolmens and tumuli.
The book concludes with an overview of the proposed protohistoric cultural chronology of the region.
Price : 28€
To be published in 2013 : Le Puy d’Issolud, recherches sur le siège d’Uxellodunum durant la guerre des Gaules by J.-P. Girault and V. Guichard.
Orders to : Association des Amis d'Uxellodunum : email@example.com (05 65 32 56 41)
Chainsaw wood sculpture - 3 day event
12th to 14th July 2012
Organised by the Association les Amis d'Uxellodunum - Puy d'Issolud.
The aim of the event was to bring together a group of sculptors and artists who create large scale art and sculptures with the skilful use of chainsaws, and to task them with producing carvings from tree trunks, with the battle of Uxellodunum as the theme.
The Amis welcomed nine sculptors who worked for three days to produce amazing works of art on the theme of Uxellodunum and the last battle between the Gauls and the Romans. The sculptors were Jean Dayes, Marceau Bourdarias, Julien Coirier, Maxence Terrier, Sébastien Feuillade, Yohan Amadieu, Benoit Lanchais, François Boutot et Nicolas Mialet.