A LATE BRONZE AGE SWORD FROM "HAUTES PÂTURES"
A Late Bronze Age Atlantic sword of the "Parisian group" was discovered during an archaeological evaluation carried out by the Hauts-de-Seine Council. This paper relates its discovery in a "dry context" as well as commenting on its typological features. The analyses reveal that the sword was moved to a location at about 100 m from the present course of the Seine River at about a metre in depth after a long period of immersion. The Hautes Pâtures sword is part of a growing corpus of swords mainly from the Paris area, from contexts in the Seine valley. This discovery been the starting point of a new inventory of this type of weapon that has until recently been little published.