In the Mesolithic period, the successors of Paleolithic humans adapted to the rapid global warming that constitutes the beginning of our present interglacial period, circa 9,600 BCE ago. Their lifestyle nonetheless continued to be based on hunting, fishing and gathering until with the arrival of the Neolithic farmers-breeders circa 6000 BCE in France.

Discoveries

This excavation, conducted since the month of April by team of Inrap archaeologists, has revealed three prehistoric occupations dated from the Fina

Short film

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

Conference

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

Publications

This book, dedicated to the spatial structure of open-air Mesolithic sites in the valley bottom, presents our current state of knowledge based on...

Press reviews

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

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

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...

Discoveries

A team of prehistorians from the Inrap has discovered traces of some of the last prehistoric hunter-gatherers, in the 15th...

Discoveries

Numerous Neanderthal artifacts are currently being excavated by a team from the Inrap at Saint-Amand-les-Eaux (Nord).