Aleria 10

A team of Inrap archaeologists is currently excavating an Etruscan tomb in Aleria-Lamajone (Corsica). This excavation, curated by the State (DRAC Corsica), first uncovered two road sections and an Etruscan and Romain necropolis. The discovery of a hypogeum—an underground burial chamber dug into the rock—led to a prescription for further excavation. This unusual research undertaken by the State contributes to our knowledge of Etruscan funerary practices, the Antique occupation of Corsica, and the diversity of its exchanges with the Mediterranean world.

Partenaires ARIADNEplus
International News

Following the ARIADNE project, ARIADNEplus has just been selected by the European Commission for 4 years. The objectives is to develop the existing European archaeological data infrastructure, its user community and its innovative services. Inrap is the main French partner of this major project for archaeological research.

Colloque être humain - bandeau

International conference, Friday 9 and Saturday 10 November 2018, at the Muséum de Toulouse.

Des chasseurs-collecteurs de la fin du Paléolithique sous la ville d’Angoulême

This excavation, conducted since the month of April by team of Inrap archaeologists, has revealed three prehistoric occupations dated from the Final Paleolithic to the Mesolithic, as well as a rare sedimentary sequence.

European year of cultural heritage 2018
International News

The European Commission selected the NEARCH project, with 15 other European projects, to represent the “good practices” related to the management and valorisation of cultural heritage, during the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

5 - dsc0717.Découverte d’un mikvé dans le quartier juif médiéval de Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

A ritual Jewish bath, a mikveh, may have been located a cellar in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux (Drôme). The city entrusted the study of this cellar to an Inrap team. 

Alizay 2017 8

Since April 2017, an Inrap team has been excavating, under State (Drac, Normandy) curation, a quarry site at Alizay-Igoville (Eure) exploited by Cemex Granulats and Lafarge Granulats France. 


At Saint-Martin-d’Hardinghem, in advance of the construction of flood retention basins in the Aa river valley, Inrap excavated, in partnership with the Department of Pas-de-Calais, part of the country residence of the bishops of Thérouanne, dated to the High Middle Ages. The archaeologists uncovered 200 m² of decorated pavements, all of which are very well preserved, which is rare.