It was believed to be lost throughout the ages, and yet, for centuries, many have had it before their eyes without noticing it. A palimpsest,
Archaeology: in the Mediterranean, international cooperation to save underwater wrecks
It is a wide arm of water, south of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The Banc des Esquerquis, between Sicily and Tunisia, is a very popular maritime
The wrecks of three Louis XIV vessels authenticated off the English Channel
The Ministry of Culture certified it on August 26: three wrecks discovered off the coast of Normandy which were the subject of excavations belong to
Our waste, between archeology and pollution
In Danish, we speak of “kiokkenmoedding”, literally a “kitchen dump”. Because it is indeed the remains of meals, some 7,000 years old, that archaeologists have
Archaeology: digging into the recent past, a democratic necessity
Helmets, bowls, bracelets… During the bypass of Saint-Lô, in 1996, Vincent Carpentier remembers having unearthed objects from the Second World War at almost every kilometer.
Archaeology: metal detecting, looting or leisure?
On sunny days, we come across them in the woods or on the beaches at dusk. Often men, more rarely women, they methodically walk around
Archaeology: in Belgium, metal detectors authorized but very supervised
“It’s like fishing!” » Chris, Belgian detectorist, does not hesitate to compare the followers of his activity to those who feel the pike. The same
History: the abrupt end of Inca domination
It had developed a solid architecture, a rich culture and perfected agricultural and food preservation techniques. Coming from a small warrior tribe, the Inca civilization
Archaeology: should human remains be exhibited?
“Science does not allow voyeurism” Alain Froment is a doctor and former head of the anthropology collections at the Musée de l’homme. “Each of the
In Argentina, Inca mummies at the heart of tensions
Curled up on his knees, his face hidden, the child seems dozing under his glass bell. The room that hosts it, at the Museum of