The Middle Ages spanned more than one thousand years. According to historians of texts, it began in 476 AD , at the end of the reign of Romulus Augustule, the last Roman emperor of the Occident, or in 496 AD, the date of the baptism of Clovis. It ended in either 1453, with the taking of Constantinople by the Turks and the end of the Eastern Roman Empire, or in 1492, the date of Christopher Columbus' landing on the American continent, or the death of Louis XI in 1481.

Discoveries

A ritual Jewish bath, a mikveh, may have been located a cellar in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux (Drôme).

Discoveries

At Saint-Martin-d’Hardinghem, in advance of the construction of flood retention basins in the Aa river valley, Inrap excavated, in partnership...

Short film

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

Animated film
Press reviews
Discoveries

From 2011 to 2013, an Inrap team, under curation by the State (Drac Bretagne), conducted an integral preventive excavation of the Jacobin convent,

Publications

Among the earliest habitats of the early Middle Ages studied in Franche-Comté, the Pratz le Curtillet a settlement sets itself apart by its...

Colloquia

An international symposium organised by the National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research and the Louvre-Lens Museum.

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Discoveries

 Researchers from Inrap and the Pacea UMR, Université de Bordeaux, have published in the PlosOne review, the first archaeological and biological...

Press reviews

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...

Conference

Archaeology of Migrations 
by Isabelle Catteddu, Inrap

Conference

Archaeology of Migrations 
by Bruno Dumézil, Université Paris Ouest

Conference

Archaeology of Migrations 
by Vincent Carpentier, Inrap

Discoveries

Until March 2015, and Inrap team is excavating, under prescription by the State (Drac Ile-de-France), 100 m2 of the basement of the...

Press reviews

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

Conference

The archaeology of violence: wartime violence, mass violence 
by Tim Sutherland, University of York

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)

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