Vignette Un oiseau
Discoveries

Iluminada Ortega and Laurence Bourguignon of Inrap, along with their Spanish colleagues, have announced in the Journal of Archaeological Science Reports, the discovery of an Aurignacian art object, 35,000 – 31,000 years old. This object, depicting a bird, contributes to our knowledge of the origins of figurative art. 

Il y a 35 000 ans, les Aurignaciens, premiers hommes modernes à occuper  la grotte du Mas d'Azil
Discoveries

A team of archaeologists and geoarchaeologists from Inrap and the Traces Laboratory (CNRS – Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès) have been working since 2011, under prescription of the State (Drac Midi-Pyrénées), in the cave-tunnel of Mas d’Azil, in the Ariège region of France. 

Découverte d'un nouveau pré-Néandertalien en France : l'homme de Tourville-la-Rivière
Discoveries

On the prehistoric site of Tourville-la-Rivière (Seine-Maritime, Normandy), a team of archaeologists from the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap) has discovered the remains of a pre-Neanderthal. This important discovery has recently been published in the international journal PLOS ONE by a group of researchers from the CNRS, Inrap, the Australian National University, the National Research Centre on Human Evolution of Burgos and the Department Anthropology of the Washington University in Saint Louis. 

Découverte d'une occupation néandertalienne en bord de Saône
Discoveries

A team of Inrap archaeologists is excavating, under curation by the State (Drac Rhône-Alpes), a Middle Paleolithic site in Quincieux in conjunction with work on the A466. 

Découverte d'une sépulture du Paléolithique final à Cuges-les-Pins
Discoveries

Since March 2013, a team of Inrap archaeologists has been excavating 1.8 hectares in the ZAC of Vigneaux in Cuges-les-Pins (Bouches-du-Rhône).

Un mammouth et des hommes de Néandertal sur les rives de la Marne
Discoveries

A nearly complete mammoth skeleton has just been uncovered at Changis-sur-Marne in the Seine-et-Marne department.

Parution de "La Préhistoire des autres. Perspectives archéologiques et anthropologiques"
Events

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Fouille d'un campement préhistorique solutréen à Boulazac
Discoveries

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. 

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