The Iron Age, which corresponds to the second part of Protohistory, extends from 800 BC to the end of the first century AD. During this period, the regions corresponding to present-day France were gradually frequented by populations with a prolific written language (Greeks andRomans). The local populations (Celts, Gauls, Ligures, Iberians, etc) had little or no writing, on the other hand. Most of our knowledge of these human groups is therefore provided by archaeology, along with a few Greek and Latin texts.

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

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Visit of the site with Elven the Goff, archaeologist in charge of operation, Inrap

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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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The research - 20/01/2017

A combined database to renew our knowledge of the agricultural establishments of the Second Iron Age (La Tène culture):...

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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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Unearthed by a team of Inrap archaeologists, the princely tomb of Lavau, dated to the early 5th century BC, contains exceptional grave g

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

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The archaeology of violence: wartime violence, mass violence 
by Stefano Vassalo, Superintendent for archaeology of the region...

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The archaeology of violence: wartime violence, mass violence 

Chair : Anne Lehoërff, university of Lille

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The archaeology of violence: wartime violence, mass violence 
by Gérard Bataille, Inrap

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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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A team of archaeologists from Inrap, the CNRS, and the universities of Rennes 2 and Burgundy are currently conducting a research excavation of the

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A combined team composed of archaeologists from the Ardennes departmental archaeology unit and from Inrap has just finished excavating the...

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This book, resulting from a national investigation conducted by Inrap, is an analytical presentation of the rhythms of the emergence and...

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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...

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