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20 July 2004
In 2002, the National Institute for Preventive Archaeology (INRAP) discovered the Genevray site on the route of the future Thonon-les-Bains bypass in Haute-Savoie. An evaluation was authorised and curated by the archaeology service of the DRAC de Rhônes-Alpes.
13 September 2005
A team from the Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives (Inrap),working in collaboration with the municipal archaeology service has just found the earliest signs of human occupation in the town centre of Marseille.
29 June 2006
Inscribed in the landscape, menhirs and arrangements of upright stones make the Morbihan a favoured region for the study of megalithic monuments. The colossal forms of Carnac constitute the most emblematic example of this architecture, representing the Neolithic societies of the 5th to 3rd millennia BC. Today's breaking news today comes from Belz, where around 50 menhirs have recently been discovered.
15 February 2007
A team from the Inrap is carrying out a major excavation on the boulevard Charles-Nédélec in Marseille where, over eight millennia, Neolithic, Greek and Modern populations have succeeded one another. The dig is curated by the Regional archaeology service within the framework of the ZAC Saint-Charles, a vast programme of urban development carried out by Euroméditerranée.
22 November 2007
A team from the National Inrap is at present excavating the remains of a Neolithic village in the Vaures quarter of Bergerac. While the Bergerac region is well-known for high quality flints widely exploited during Prehistory, Neolithic dwellings in the area, on the contrary, are little known. The excavation is curated by the Regional Archaeology Service (DRAC Aquitaine).
29 January 2008
The fragment of a ceramic feminine statuette has been found during the excavation of a Middle Neolithic site in Pont-du-Château (Puy-de-Dôme), by a team from the Inrap. The excavation is curated by the Regional Archaeology Service.
25 June 2008
A team of prehistorians from the Inrap has discovered traces of some of the last prehistoric hunter-gatherers, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.The 5,000 m2 excavation, curated by the Regional Archaeology Service (Drac Île-de-France), is located on Henry-Farman Street on the site of a future waste separation centre.
05 March 2009
Gevrey-Chambertin, located 12 km from Dijon, is world famous for its Burgundy wine. Viticulture has been practiced there since the Gallo-Roman period.