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Events

From 11 October 2016 to 6 August 2017 at Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris.

Regroupement de noms de soldats australiens de la Grande Guerre retrouvées dans la grotte souterraine de Naours (Somme), 2016.  On note en bas à droite du cliché l’inscription laissée par Allan Allsop le 2 janvier 1917. C’est grâce au journal de marche de
Discoveries

The discovery of an surprising concentration of graffiti and inscriptions made by soldiers during the First World War reoriented the investigation to a formerly unknown activity at this site: touristic visits to the underground dwellings during the First World War. 

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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. 

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From 1914 to 1918, 10 million soldiers died on the battleground. Most were buried, but despite the efforts of their loved ones to find them, 700,000 soldiers remain missing in action, dispersed across the battlefields of the plains of the North and the valleys of the East. 

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Discoveries

 Researchers from Inrap and the Pacea UMR, Université de Bordeaux, have published in the PlosOne review, the first archaeological and biological anthropological evidence of this Muslim presence in France during the early Middle Ages.

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within the european project NEARCH lead by the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap)

Fouille du « Moulin rouge» à Thélus, haut lieu de fraternisation franco-allemande en 1915
Discoveries

The film “Joyeux Noël” by Christian Carion recounted the truces between soldiers during the First World War, episodes of “fraternization” forgotten in history.

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Discoveries

Unearthed by a team of Inrap archaeologists, the princely tomb of Lavau, dated to the early 5th century BC, contains exceptional grave goods: a Mediterranean bronze cauldron with lion heads and the head of Achelous (river-deity), an Attican oenochoe with black figures, a ciste, bronze basins, etc. 

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