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Archeology Days in Carnac
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Archeology Days in Carnac

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Musée de la préhistoire Place Christian Bonnet
56340 CARNAC
European Days of Archeology.
At the Museum of Prehistory.
Exhibition "Sorti(s) de terre" and guided tours from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. then from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Free



Exhibition-file at the Museum: “Sorti(s) de terre”.

On the occasion of its 140th anniversary, the Museum of Prehistory of Carnac presents from June 18, 2022 an exhibition-file entitled "Sorti(s) de terre". The exhibition highlights the archaeological digs in the Carnac region, the very first of which led to the creation of the museum at the end of the 19th century. A selection of preventive projects recently carried out illustrates the vigor of current archaeological research.

Out of the ground: News of archaeological excavations in southern Morbihan.

Nowadays, archaeological research is accelerating and takes on many faces: archaeosciences, digital surveys, experimental archaeology... The rise of preventive archeology allows a multiplication of excavation sites in connection with urban development projects. and road.Knowledge of megalithic architectures is progressing. The furniture from these excavations, once studied, is intended to be deposited in museums, if they have adequate means of conservation and presentation to the public.

Out of the ground: Origins of the museum.
The Carnac Museum officially opened its doors in 1882, 140 years ago. An archaeologist is at the origin of its creation, James Miln. James Miln's objective was twofold: to preserve on site, as close as possible to the sites, the local archaeological discoveries and to present them to all amateurs and visitors wishing to see and study them. This is the founding act of the current museum. Short guided tours are organized throughout the weekend on the following themes: the current tools and methods of archaeologists and the origin of the museum's collections (excavations between 1860 and 1939).
Musée de la préhistoire Place Christian Bonnet
56340 CARNAC

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