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23 July 2007
Numerous Neanderthal artifacts are currently being excavated by a team from the Inrap at Saint-Amand-les-Eaux (Nord). The excavation, taking place, in advance of the construction of a shopping centre, is curated by the Regional Archaeology Service, (DRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais). An exceptionally well preserved human occupation around 50,000 years old has been found.
26 June 2007
Mosaics have been found in the ancient residential quarter of Nimes by a team from the Inrap. The excavation precedes the construction of an underground car-park by the town of Nîmes and is curated by the Regional Archaeology Service.
23 April 2007
Of the 300 excavations conducted yearly by Inrap, approximately 30% concern the Iron Age, a period which is currently the subject of intense research activity. While we cannot reduce the study of Celtic society to its elites, mortuary rites and aristocratic burials still offer the most spectacular discoveries. Inrap recently excavated several individuals buried with their ceremonial or combat chariots.
03 April 2007
Africa is undergoing a massive campaign of spatial and infrastructural development, with rail and road networks, pipelines, forest and agricultural clearances, industrial areas and urban expansions.As they upturn the topsoil, these building works endanger numerous archaeological sites and remains which constitute together a vast and irreplaceable body of evidence for understanding Africa's history.
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.
08 February 2007
A team from the Inrap is at present excavating a site in the avenue Jean-Jaurès, prior to the construction of an underground car-park by the town of Nîmes.
25 January 2007
A team from the Institut National d'archéologie preventive (Inrap) has discovered a mortuary practice hitherto unknown in Roman Gaul. The archaeologists are working in an area of 200m2 intended for the construction of a private house at Evreux (Eure).
06 December 2006
An object unique of its kind has been discovered in the Gallo-Roman town of Chevroches (Nièvre) during preventive excavations carried out by a team from the Institut national de recherches archéologiques preventives (Inrap). The Musée archéologique of Dijon in collaboration with Inrap is displaying this discovery until 28 January 2007.