Sevrier / Saint-Jorioz | Secteur des Mongets
The site was discovered in 1989 and a topography of the visible piles was recorded in 1993, followed by a stratigraphic evaluation trench in the same year. In 2015, during monitoring activities, the pile plan was finally completed (822 piles in total). The settlement had an approximate surface area of 1250 m², and was organized around a log access path. The path went across a fence of stakes and a palisade of piles, probably both structures for defensive purposes. The habitation area is arranged in two rows of houses that stand perpendicular to the central log path on each side.
Early Bronze Age, 1803 -1755 B.C.
Size of the site 0,13 ha / approx. 1 supermarket
Size of the bufferzone 62,2 ha / approx. 87 soccer pitches
Special Features & Highlights
Les Mongets is the only Early Bronze Age settlement site identified to date in the Savoy lakes. It is quite comparable, both in terms of dates and in terms of layout, with the first occupation of the Concise / Sous Colachoz pile dwellings on Lake Neuchâtel. Perhaps an indication, they may have belonged to the same cultural group.
The site is marked by four buoys delimiting the anchoring prohibited zone.