The colonial period began with the contact between the Old and New Worlds in 1555, and ended with the abolition of slavery in 1848. It was characterized by the slave trade between Africa and the Americas, and exchanges between the new arrivals and Native Americans. It was also marked by the bacteriological shock associated with the arrival of the settlers who contributed to the disappearance of part of the Amerindian population.

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Some environments are believed to have been colonized, or not, by human societies throughout history. Depending on the period, on environmental...

Discoveries

An underwater preventive archaeology operation is set to take place on the island of Réunion .  It is the first of its kind in France since the...

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

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Inrap's international activities are inseparable from its missions. With their partners, the archaeologists of the institute intervene according...

International News

Work on the substructure of the Algiers metro and its subsidiary installations (stations, ventilation shafts, etc.) are being carried out within...

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In a concerted, organized and regulated way, human societies invariably put aside certain types of individuals and groups of individuals. The...

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As a tribute to Jean-Paul Demoule, President of Inrap from 2002 to 2008, this issue brings together a series of contributions on the history of...