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The term Paleolithic was created at the end of the nineteenth century. Its ancient Greek etymology refers to the « Old Stone Age », as opposed to the « New Stone Age », which refers to the succeeding Neolithic period. The Paleolithic period begins with the first evidence of human technology (stone tools) more than three million years ago, and ends with the major changes in human societies instigated by the invention of agriculture and animal domestication.
Since November 2011, a team of Inrap archaeologists has been excavating a large Solutrean site in Boulazac (Dordogne), near Périgueux. This work, w
A team of a archaeologists from Inrap (The National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research) is at present excavating, curated by the Stat
Inrap's international activities are inseparable from its missions. With their partners, the archaeologists of the institute intervene according...
The management of the different products of hunting is mainly extrapolated from bone deposits: modes of acquisition, subsistence, distribution ......
Trying to understand how different settlements have emerged is one of the major goals of archaeology. Basing itself on material data, it provides...
In advance of work on line N° 2 of the Montpellier tramway, an excavation, curated by the Regional Archaeology Service, was carried out at Fontaine