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Dominique Garcia (Inrap): "Archeology has gained in scientific maturity"


INTERVIEW - The National Institute of Preventive Archeology publishes under the direction of its president Dominique Garcia an anthology of the most beautiful discoveries made over the last twenty years.

LE FIGARO.- Inrap is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

What has the creation of this institute brought to archeology?

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Dominique GARCIA.-

The creation of Inrap follows the law of January 17, 2001, which systematizes archaeological diagnoses and preventive excavations.

While there may have been some reluctance on the part of planners at the start, it has now become a smooth practice: a virtuous circle has emerged, which makes it possible to reconcile regional planning and preservation of heritage through study.

If necessary, a construction can be preceded by a state-prescribed excavation.

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For a long time we saw in archeology a tool to illustrate history.

The excavations were more or less dictated by the writings and our knowledge, which tends to bias the result.

Because in this case we can find almost only what we are looking for.

By excavating according to the development, everywhere on the territory, unexpected discoveries are offered to us, they

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Source: lefigaro

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