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. 

Les surprises des sous-sols du boulevard Sébastopol à Paris : archéologie du cimetière de la Trinité
Discoveries

Until March 2015, and Inrap team is excavating, under prescription by the State (Drac Ile-de-France), 100 m2 of the basement of the Monoprix RéaumurSébastopol store in Paris, in advance of the renovation of this basement into storage space.

Une nécropole antique dans le quartier périphérique occidental de la ville de Saintes : plusieurs individus entravés, dont un enfant
Discoveries

From September to November 2014, a team of Inrap archaeologists conducted a rescue excavation, under prescription of the State (Drac Poitou-Charentes), on a 613 m2 parcel in advance of the construction of a single-family home in the western quarter of Saintes.

Archéologie de la vie quotidienne pendant la Grande Guerre : un camp allemand
Discoveries

A team of Inrap archaeologists is currently excavating artefacts from the First World War near Reims. Covering 4.5 hectares, this Inrap excavation, curated by the State (Drac Champagne-Ardenne), is taking place in advance of the construction of an activity zone for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Reims-Epernay. 

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. 

Des fresques romaines uniques en France découvertes à Arles
Discoveries

Since October 2014, a team of Inrap archaeologists has been excavating, under prescription of the State (Drac Champagne-Ardenne), a princely grave dated to the early 5th century BC, in an exceptional monumental funerary complex in Lavau (Aube).

De la fin de l'indépendance à la romanisation : les fouilles du Mont Castel à Port-en-Bessin
Discoveries

A team of archaeologists from Inrap, the CNRS, and the universities of Rennes 2 and Burgundy are currently conducting a research excavation of the Gallic oppidum of Mont Castel in Port-en-Bessin.

Une nécropole du Néolithique moyen à Fleury-sur-Orne
Discoveries

A team of Inrap archaeologists is currently excavating a 20 hectare site in Fleury-sur-Orne. This work, curated by the State (Drac Basse-Normandie) is taking place in advance of the construction of habitation zones by Normandie Aménagement and the Caen-La-Mer agglomeration. 

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