After Prehistory, which includes the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic, the Bronze Age is the first period of « Protohistory », also called the « Metal Ages ». Marked by significant technological and social advances, the Bronze Age was an important step in the evolution of European societies. It is characterized by the use of bronze metallurgy, to create this alloy mainly composed of copper and tin.

Publications

The Bronze Age cultures have long been arduous for archaeologists to determine because of their diverse manifestations and tenuous remnants. It...

Short film

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

Synthèse
The research - 20/01/2017
The creation of a research group and a database relative to settlement patterns in metropolitan France during the Bronze Age and the beginning of the...
Conference

The archaeology of violence: wartime violence, mass violence 
by Jean Guilaine, member of Institute

Conference

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

Conference

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

Press reviews

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

Discoveries

In advance of the construction of an industrial business park by the associated communes of Pays de Sainte Odile, Inrap has just finished a large e

Discoveries

An Inrap team has just uncovered a Gallic necropolis from the 4th and 3rd centuries BC on the site of the Parc...

Press reviews

Published on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Inrap, this issue presents some major evolutions of archaeological knowledge,...

Discoveries

In Bayeux, on November 29 and 39, 2011, Inrap organized a round-table on "Settlement and land occupation during the Bronze Age and early Iron Age...

Discoveries

An Inrap team is at present excavating, curated by the State (Drac - Regional Archaeological Service,  Île de France), an important Gaulish site...

Press reviews

The will to start with a clean slate, the need to limit the overflows of private constructions, the ambition to extend its hold, to regulate the...

Press reviews

Archaeology is not stingy with testimonies on the production of salt and sugar. To obtain these two essential products, men have competed with...

Press reviews

Human societies have always been confronted to a modest or ample, slow or sudden rise in sea level, and thus to the retreat or advance of the land...

Press reviews

For archaeologists, and especially for those who study building archaeology, it is clear that the supply of provision for construction sites, ever...

Press reviews

The management of the different products of hunting is mainly extrapolated from bone deposits: modes of acquisition, subsistence, distribution ......

Press reviews

A poor relative of mammals, the fish only had for himself that he was particularly prolific. As a result, he is abundantly fished and eaten. The...

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