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20 December 2005
A team from the Institut national de recherches archéologiques preventives (Inrap) has found important Gallo-Roman and Mediaeval remains in the town of Vanves. A preventive excavation, curated by the State, is being carried out prior to the construction of a residential building.
03 February 2006
In advance of the creation of a ZAC (Zone d'amènagement concerté) by the community of communes of Dinan, a team from the Institut national de recherches archélogiques préventives (Inrap) excavated until February 2006 the site of Alleux in the commune of Taden (Côtes-d'Armor).
11 February 2006
Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, Minister of culture and communication, recently announced that a polychrome mosaic dating from the Roman period had been discovered at Villelaure (Vaucluse) during an archaeological evaluation carried out by an Inrap team (Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives).
28 March 2006
A team from Inrap is at present digging on the shore of the Antibes lagoon. The site, not far from the heart of the antique agglomeration of Antipolis, is being excavated prior to the extension of the Bas-Lauvert Urban Development Zone, at Antibes-Juan-les-Pins.
06 May 2006
A team from the Institut National de recherches archéologiques préventives (Inrap) is at present working in the historic centre of Guerande, an opportunity provided by work on the squares as well as the parvis of the Collegiate Church of Saint-Aubin.
24 May 2006
A team of archaeologists from the Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives (Inrap), directed by Didier Busson (Department of the History of Architecture and Archaeology of Paris) is at present uncovering a new aspect of the history of Lutetia: one of the first residential quarters of the antique town.
29 May 2006
In advance of work on the Evreux city bypass, a team from the Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives (Inrap) is studying a vast site from the second Bronze Age and the Gallo-Roman period.
24 August 2006
At the point where the Beauce and Gâtinais regions meet, a team of 60 Inrap archaeologists is currently excavating the site of the future A19 motorway between Artenay and Courtenay (Loiret). Curated by the Ministry of Culture (Drac région Centre), this research is financed by Arcour, the future motorway operator. Of the 1,300 hectares of land concerned, over 90% has already been explored. Among the one hundred or so sites identified, that of Neuville-aux-Bois has yielded numerous structures. Enclosures, ditches, insubstantial buildings and granaries have been excavated.