The Roman civilization, which existed for twelve centuries in Italy, from the 8th century BCE to the 5th century AD, was constantly nourished by outside influences and borrowings. It extended outside of Italy as early as the 3rd-2nd centuries BCE. In 120 BCE, the Roman province of Transalpine (roughly equivalent to the southern part of present-day France) was created, and in 52 BCE Caesar conquered Gaul.

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Elimberris is situated on the right bank of the Gers, today just below the modern urban center.

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The archaeologists have recently uncovered large mosaics that are part of two Antique buildings.

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An Inrap team has recently discovered a sanctuary dedicated to the god Mithra at the site of Mariana, in Lucciana (Haute-Corse). 

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In an original narrative mode, illustrated with numerous archive images, Christian Rist and Jean-Paul Fargier tell us the history of archeology,...

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Since October 2014, a team of Inrap archaeologists has been excavating, under prescription of the State (Drac Champagne-Ardenne), a princely grave

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What is the status of this building material compared to others? Is its use linked to specific functions of construction? To the social status of...

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Archaeology of Migrations 
by Sophie Bouffier, Centre Camille Jullian-CNRS MMSH

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Archaeology of Migrations 
by Claudia Moatti, University of Southern California 

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Archaeology of Migrations 
by Bruno Dumézil, Université Paris Ouest

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Honoured, mythified, but also hunted, eaten and exploited, has the horse really benefited from a privileged status among domestic animals? What...

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From September to November 2014, a team of Inrap archaeologists conducted a rescue excavation, under prescription of the State (Drac...

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The archaeology of violence: wartime violence, mass violence 
by Mads Kahler Holst, Aahrus Universiy

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The archaeology of violence: wartime violence, mass violence
by Jean Guilaine, member of the Institute, honorary professor at the...

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The archaeology of violence: wartime violence, mass violence   
by Jacques Sémelin, CERI-Sciences Po, (CNRS)

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Along with historical and geographic definitions, archaeology poses for all periods the question of how do societies choose to group or not their...

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An exceptional Gallo-Roman sanctuary is currently being revealed at Pont-Saint-Maxence (Oise).

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At Bar-sur-Aube (Aube), in 2013, an Inrap team realized an archaeological excavation in advance of the construction of a new road and a housing...

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