In France, the Neolithic period, which corresponds to the first farming societies, extended from 6000 to 2200 BCE. During this time, the nomadic way of life was replaced by a sedentary one. Ceramic technology was used make pottery and some stone tools, such as axes, were polished.

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In 2013, for the third consecutive year, Inrap carried out a preventive excavation campaign around Cambodia's Siem Reap International Airport,

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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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An extensive site occupied during the first half of the fourth millennium, between 4000 and 3500BC, the habitat dating back to the Chasséen period...

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A team of Inrap archaeologists has just uncovered the remains of a massacre that occurred more than six-thousand years ago at Achenheim...

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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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The discovery of a vast architectural group including a palisade and buildings dated to early 3rd millennium BC on the edge of the...

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

Conference

The archaeology of violence: wartime violence, mass violence 
by Maria Teschler-Nicola, Natural history Museum of Vienna

Conference

The archaeology of violence: wartime violence, mass violence 
by Augusta McMahon, Cambridge University

Conference

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 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 Inrap archaeologists is currently excavating a 20 hectare site in Fleury-sur-Orne. This work, curated by the State (Drac...

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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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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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The site of Luzancy, a few kilometers north of the city of La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, located in a meander of the Marne River, yielded a large...

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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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