ArkeoTopia missions and activities

ArkeoTopia is for everyone, not only for archaeology and heritage professionals. To know more about our activities and even meet us to discuss them, please discover our different actions and join us on occasion. The activities of ArkeoTopia are divided into 5 main themes:

Scientific Popularization

  • Arkaeo Secrets and ArkaeoKids for our pedagogy branch, science and cultural workshops for children and teenagers
  • Edutainment resources with the collection of The World of Augustin like My Archaeology Book, the archaeological adventures of Augustin books and free resources associated to this universe
  • ArkaeOdysseys, discovery tours of museums, heritage places and other surprises in Paris and elsewhere
  • conferences which will make you discover the Human History through its artistic productions, but also its technical productions
  • Scientific and cultural events participation in local (Summer of Solidarity in the 7th arrondissement), national (Fête de la Science), European (European Heritage Days, European Researchers’ Night) or international (National Archaeology Day)

General Education and Vocational Training

Scientific Research

  • ArkéoTopia’s members and the organization carry out research activities from the participation in colloquiums to the follow-up of programmed excavations through the Meetings around European Archaeology (MEA).

Defense of the Interests of Archaeological Research

  • Championing the scientific research in archaeology through its own projects like Arkethics or in association with public and private existing organizations like Afnor expertise, ArkeoTopia helps to defend the interests of archaeological research in France and around the world.

Participation in Research Effort

If you can't see the videos, follow the links for the capsule History, a challenge for the future (English subtitling)
and the capsule The 5 pillars of ArkeoTopia (English subtitling)

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Call for Papers: Archaeo-Luthiery

The lyre bard studied by Audrey Lecorgne and Julian Cuvilliez at the Brittany Archaeological Service / CC BY-SA PRIAE - Keravec L., 2018 via Wikimedia Commons

On the occasion of the 30th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, to be held from August 28 to 31 in Rome (Italy), a call for papers has been launched for a colloquium on the archaeo-violin making, or how to understand instruments from an archaeological point of view, from the Celts to the Middle Ages. Answer by February 4, 2024.

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Scientists and volunteers, a delicate balance

Tessons d'une amphore gallo-romaine © SPFER, mai 2021

These days, the term "volunteer" is regularly overused and thrown about. Before reflecting on the pros and cons of voluntary contributions to science, we must agree on its definition. Contrary to popular belief, volunteers are typically qualified in a particular area, in this case, research. They carry out their work without compensation, outside of, or on top of, their profession. So, what does it mean to be a volunteer archaeologist?

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Research and Conservation in Bavay

View of the cryptoportico of the Ancient Forum of Bavay in 2019 © Ghesquière

In the summer of 2021 Théo-Txomin Quirce met ​Pierre-Antoine Lamy ​for an interview. Learn how the Research and Conservation department of the Bavay Ancient Forum works with the new director of the site.

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Read Aloud to Support Archaeology

Read Aloud to Support Archaeology

Together, let’s make archaeology heard around the world! Join us on social media to read aloud a passage of your choosing during the year. Let’s promote archaeology through the hashtag #IReadArchaeo.

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