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- The French Ministry of Culture provides a virtual visit to the Roman city: model, plans, photographs and description. Also a guide, bibliography and visitor information.
Archaeological Guides of France
- Monographs published by the French Ministry of Culture on prehistoric or ancient sites or towns, or describing the ruins of a region. Abstracts online.
- Abstract of a monograph by Jean Schaub et al on this European archaeological park, which contains the 4th B.C. princess of Reinheim's sumptuous grave, among other Celtic remains.
Cave of Lascaux
- Comprehensive information and a virtual tour of the cave from the French Ministry of Culture.
- An illustrated art-historical analysis of coins of the Coriosolites of Brittany by John Hooker, based on the La Marquanderie hoard from Jersey. Maps of hoard discoveries and mint zones.
Corpus of Gaulish Inscriptions
- Inscriptions edited and translated by Christopher Gwinn, arranged by linguistic cluster.
- The French Ministry of Culture describes a Paleolithic art gallery in a cave that can be accessed only through a 175-metre tunnel beneath sea level. Photographs of the animal drawings and hand stencils that decorate it.
European Archeological Parc Bliesbruck-Reinheim
- Illustrated descriptions of the park's cluster of sites: the tomb of the Princess of Reinheim (400 AD), famed for its rich grave goods, Gallo-Roman bath-house and town.
Excavations at Colletière
- The French Ministry of Culture describes the 'farmer-knights' who settled c.1010 AD on the wooded shores of Paladru lake and the techniques that have uncovered the evidence for them.
- Illustrated description of a grave dated 700-100 BC, containing clay tablets with signs on them suggestive of an alphabet.
- This site at Hérault was one of the largest Iron Age fortified towns in the Midi. Photographs, brief history and visitor information for the site and associated museum.
- The French Ministry of Culture describes the discovery in a cave near Tautavel of one of the most ancient humans presently known in Europe. The Museum of Tautavel: European Centre for Prehistory.
The Cave of Chauvet Pont-D'Arc
- Decorated Paleolithic cave in the Ardèche region of France. The Ministry of Culture describes its discovery, authentication and preservation. The context and research. Virtual tour.
The Le Yaudet Project
- The Institute of Archaeology, Oxford, describes Barry Cunliffe's excavations at the prehistoric to modern site of Le Yaudet in Brittany. Research design, previous discoveries, programme and results so far.
The Loire Project
- Aiming to study the interactions of the man and the environment in the Loire watershed during the Holocene. In French with abstract in English.
The Site de Castel-Merle
- Cro-Magnon camp site located at the Sergiac just 9 km south of Monignac-Laseaux on the left bank of the Vazere. Illustrated description of the site; Castel-Merle Museum.
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