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24 May 2012
Since November 2011, a team of Inrap archaeologists has been excavating a large Solutrean site in Boulazac (Dordogne), near Périgueux. This work, which is curated by the State (Drac, Aquitaine), is taking place in advance of the construction of a waste management and recovery center by the Sita society, a subsidiary of Suez Environment.
15 March 2012
The National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research celebrates ten years of archaeological discoveries.
08 March 2012
An Inrap team has intervened, under the curation of the State (Drac Midi-Pyrénées), in the monumental cave-tunnel of Mas d’Azil (Ariège Department) in the context of a touristic development project.
08 March 2012
By Cyril Marcigny and Daphne Bétard
Preface by Jean-Paul Jacob, president of INRAP
25 January 2012
An underwater preventive archaeology operation is set to take place on the island of Réunion . It is the first of its kind in France since the preventive archaeology law was voted in 2001.
09 January 2012
In Bayeux, on November 29 and 39, 2011, Inrap organized a round-table on "Settlement and land occupation during the Bronze Age and early Iron Age in France” to present the first results of a national survey devoted to this topic.
12 December 2011
On the future site of the Seine-North Europe canal, a team of INRAP archaeologists have excavated the Neolithic sites of Villers-Carbonnel, under the curation of the State (Drac Picardie). This excavation, covering a surface of 4.35 hectares, has revealed an exceptional terra cotta statuette 21 cm long. Female representations of this type are very rare in France.
07 November 2011
A team of Inrap archaeologists has begun excavating at Famars (Nord) in advance of the construction of the Mont Houy technopole, a 45 hectare technological and scientific activity center.