This analysis begin with an in-depth study of more than three
and a half tons of potsherds recovered on the archaeological
site of Saint-Blaise/Bains des Dames (Canton of Neuchâtel,
Switzerland). The site, excavated between 1986 and 1988 on the
right-of-way of the A5 motorway, contained remnants of a number
of villages that succeeded each other in the same location during
the Final Neolithic. The general framework of this study is
built on the cultural complexes to which the finds belong, namely
the Horgen, Lüscherz, and Auvernier-Corded Ware cultures.
The intricate stratigraphy that resulted posed challenging problems
to the various specialists.