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Aerial Archaeology in Northern France __ "Roger Agache, pioneer of aerial archaeology in France, reveals the methods to seeing and interpreting the terrain from above. The remarkable discoveries, coming from aerial photography in Picardy, are introduced through amazing photographs and splendid watercolors." - illustrated - From gouv.fr - http://www.archeologie-aerienne.culture.gouv.fr/en/index.html

Ancient Vienne __ Website about a beautiful, ancient Roman city. - photos and other illustrations - From Mission de la recherche et de la technologie - http://www.culture.fr/culture/arcnat/vienne/en/index.html

Arènes de Lutèce __ "The Arènes de Lutèce are among the most important remains from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris"  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ar%C3%A8nes_de_Lut%C3%A8ce

Athena Review ... Bibracte __ "Mount Beuvray rises some 820 m in the Sud Morvan, in the region of Bourgogne. Today the hill is covered with forests, and lies some 4 km from any habitation. In the Late Iron Age, however, it was the setting of Bibracte, capital of the Aedui and one of the most important hillforts in Gaul." About the history and archaeology of this fort - illustrated - From Athena Review - http://www.athenapub.com/bibmap1.htm

BBC News | EUROPE | Cave Reveals Spectacular Secrets __ "Archaeologists in France have discovered a cave in the south-western Dordogne region that they believe to be almost 30,000 years old." Read more in this article from the BBC. "...drawings of mammoths, rhinoceroses, horses, human beings and some strange beasts with long, gaping snouts, which scientists have yet to identify." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/1423021.stm

 

Category:Archaeological sites in France __ List of articles related to French archaeology found in Wikipedia. - from wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Archaeological_sites_in_France 
 
The Cave of Lascaux __ One of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, the fabulous caves of Lascaux. - illustrated - From the French Ministry of culture - French, German, English, and Spanish - http://www.culture.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en/

Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave __ "On 17 January 1995, the Minister of Culture and Francophony, Jacques Toubon, announced the exceptionalarchaeological discovery of a decorated cave. It incorporates several very large galleries that accommodate more than 400 paintings and engravings dating to the Paleolithic era (between 32,000 and 30,000 years ago)." - photos - From the Department of Ardèche and the French Government - http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/chauvet/en/index.html

The Cosquer Cave __"The Cosquer Cave is located at Cape Morgiou, in the Calanques, near Marseilles. It can be accessed through a tunnel 175 metres in length, which is 37 metres under the sea level... The unique feature of this cave is that it contains several dozen works painted and engraved between 27,000 and 19,000 years ago." You will find history, a virtual visit and more. - illustrated - From French Government - http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/archeosm/en/fr-cosqu1.htm

The Farmer-knights' History in the Year One Thousand. __ Archaeological information about a settlement in France from the Middle Ages - illustrated - From the French Ministry of Culture - http://www.culture.fr/culture/arcnat/charavines/en/index.htm

French archaeologists dig up 30-year-old banquet __ "Supervised by the creme-de-la-creme of French archaeology, a bunch of dusty diggers are unearthing the leftovers from a work now known as "Lunch Under The Grass" -- a meal for 80 in sumptuous gardens south of Paris where the star course was offal."  A little off the beaten path but interesting anyway. - illustrated - From Claire Rosemberg (AFP) - http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g7fsFUOTB-GDJMaJl19NiZpVXSWA

French Culture History and Archaeology __ "Culture history, archaeological sites, and other information related to the past of France."  You will find a collection of resources and links. - From about.com - http://archaeology.about.com/od/france/French_Culture_History_and_Archaeology.htm

GIS and Remote Sensing for Archaeology: Burgundy, France... __ About a 20 year archaeological project using remote sensing and GIS in the Burgundy region - illustrated - French or English - By Dr. Scott Madry - http://www.informatics.org/france/france.html

Images of sites in Northern France (C Ruggles) __ You will find a collection of photographs of archaeological sites in France. - illustrated - From Clive Ruggles - http://www.le.ac.uk/archaeology/rug/image_collection/hier/eur/r2.html

Neolithic France __ "In a tomb undisturbed for 6,000 years, archaeologists encounter an unexpected world."  An abstract of an article but the abstract contains good information. - illustrated - From archaeology.org - http://www.archaeology.org/0505/abstracts/france.html

OldStoneAge __ Reports and photos of four archaeological digs in France - photos - http://www.oldstoneage.com/

Paleolithic Pit Stop __ This article from Scientific American suggests Neanderthals and early modern humans behaved a lot alike. - illustrated - From Scientific American - http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=000F0825-AC71-1C72-9EB7809EC588F2D7

Stones of France __ This website covers about a dozen standing stone, dolmen and burial sites in France. You will find good photos and texts. - From Stonepages.com - http://www.stonepages.com/france/france.html

Underwater Archaeology: French Ministry of Culture __ You will find a lot of information about French underwater archaeology, once you learn how to navigate the pages in this site.  The designers seemed to want to make it as hard as possible to access information. - illustrated - From gouv.fr - http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/archeosm/en/

The Vallon de Castel-Merle __ "The vallon de Castel-Merle is one of the most significant find-spots for Cro-Magnon camp sites in all of Europe. It is located at Sergeac on the left bank of the Vézère River, just 9 km south of Montignac-Lascaux in the Dordogne region of France." Learn about the history, archaeology and the museum. - illustrated - French or English - From Site de Castel-Merle - http://www.castelmerle.com/

 

 

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