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


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and the capsule The 5 pillars of ArkeoTopia (English subtitling)

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Ethics and archaeology

During the 17th meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) on September 15th, 2011 in Oslo, Dr. Jean-Olivier Gransard-Desmond, archaeologist, and Nathalie Maximin, a lawyer specialised in commercial law and contract law, presented "Ethics and archeology, between regulation and moral duty", the first results of one of the main work in the association project of ArkéoTopia®, an alternative way to archeology.

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From plan to volume: a proposal for a methodology in computer science applied to archaeology

To develop the methodology in archeology, Prof. Margueron conducted an analysis crossing the work of architects and archaeologists. With computer knowledge of Dr. Gransard-Desmond and his intervention at the Red House at Mari site (Syria), a communication resulted from this « From plan to volume: the need for archaeological analysis in 3D modeling » at the Journées d'Informatique et Archéologie de Paris (JIAP) 2010.

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High school students deprived of humanitarian sciences

Time and again, the absence of humanitarian sciences
from “Science” mediation initiatives can be observed.

As part of its media watch brief, the Arkéotopia team chose to attend two film screenings at the 4th “Pariscience” Science Film Festival: A special screening of “Les Voies de la Science” (=Paths of Science) showcasing two L2i films-The Two Infinities by J-J Beineix (Cargo Films/ CNRS images) and Imagine your Future (Belleville Productions/ CEA) as well as the screening of Cherche toujours (=Always Search) by E. Chaillou and M. Théry (Arte France-les Films d’Ici).

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Email logo  contact@arkeotopia.org

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Postal Address logo  ArkeoTopia, 36 Reculet 78730 Longvilliers (France)

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