The modern era covers the three centuries between the end of the Middle Ages and the French Revolution. In France, it can be subdivided into three periods that are marked by important political and artistic transformations : the Renaissance (from the end of the 15th century to the first decades of the 17th century), the advent of the nation-state during the reign of Louis XIV (17th and early 18th century), and the Enlightenment (the eighteenth century until the Revolution).

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

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At Bar-sur-Aube (Aube), in 2013, an Inrap team realized an archaeological excavation in advance of the construction of a new road and a housing...

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The actions inflicted by the victors on the defeated are exerted on the bodies: confinement, killings, treatment of corpses ... But also on the...

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How are the private, public, secular or religious gardens from Antiquity to Modern times designed, built and maintained? On which models,...

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The taste for what comes from elsewhere is manifested by the voluntary, rare, precocious or banal introduction of foreign elements: natural...

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From the bee to the elephant, including the carp, the falcon, the pig, the dog and the cat, domesticated species are as diverse as they are...

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When we contemplate our present landscapes, we know now that they are the result of profound changes: for seven millennia, the successive...

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On the Archères plain (Yvelines), a team of Inrap archaeologists is excavating the Fort Saint-Sébastien, the camp at which the troops of Louis XIV

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The Colombier farm was located on the right bank of the Seine River, not far from its confluence with the Yonne River, in the middle of the swamp....

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

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A team of archaeologists from the Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives has just finished an excavation at the foot of 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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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...

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An Inrap team is currently excavating, by order of the State (DRAC Pays-de-la-Loire), the site of the future Jacobins Cultural Centre project...

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

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

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

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Prior to the construction of a social housing project including a square bordered by a pedestrian street, Inrap archaeologists are excavating,...

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