Under the high patronage of Monsieur Emmanuel MACRON

 Président of the French Republic




You are warmly invited to take part in the XVIIIe Congrès de l'UISPP, which will be held in  Paris, France, from 4th to 9th June 2018

The general theme held for the congress is :




The schedule of the sessions and the list of the accepted communications are from now on line.

The duration of papers is 15/20 mn, included questions.

Posters will be presented under electronic form only and published on the site.

They can be the object of a short presentation in the sessions, according to the decision of the organizers.


The standard registration fee is maintained until February 25th, 2018 to facilitate your coming at the Congress.


Contact :


If you need an invitation for your institution or a visa application, thank you for sending an e-mail in and specifying well your institutional membership.

It's time to register for the 7 post-congress excursions, on the website of our partner Arthena voyages.

(Go to the excursions page)

Don't forget to subscribe the volumes of prehistory and French protohistory: forty years of discoveries.


General Conference Program

You can download the provisional programme of the sessions.

Minor changes may still occur.

Schedule of the congress


To complete the scientific exchanges, the organizing committee proposes, in continuity, to participate in a program of excursion which will allow you to access in exceptional conditions to the major prehistoric sites of the following regions:

  • Normandy (Jumièges, Fontenay le Marmion, Rozel...)
  • Pyrenees (Aurignac, Mas d' Azil, Tautavel...)
  • Burgundy (Bibracte, Solutré, Dijon museum...)
  • Périgord (Pech Merle, Lascaux IV, Abri Pataud...)
  • Val de la Somme (Cagny la Garenne, Amiens, Caours...)
  • Brittany (Carnac, Gavrinis, Vannes Museum...)

To find out more, click on the destination: you will be automatically redirected to the website of our partner the cultural association Athena (*) which has taken charge of the technical organisation and marketing of these excursions.

We have negotiated an exceptional discount of €100 off public prices for all delegates: you will benefit from the best conditions for these excursions.


WARNING: this discount is only valid for registration before March 1st, 2018.

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Bursuary application

30 bursuaries have been granted. The beneficiaries are going to be the warned individually.

They will benefit all of the free access of the registration and the contribution UISPP, possibly accompanied by an additional help for the stay for some of them.

Congratulations to the recipients


Please login with your SciencesConf account or create one with the "Login" button. Then follow the procedure in "Register" and "Registration".

The early bird registration is open until February 25th.

If you need an invitation for your institution or a visa application, thank you for sending an e-mail in and specifying well your institutional membership.

The subscription for the publication "Prehistory and protohistory of France"

The subscription for the publication "Prehistory and protohistory of France" (2 volumes, 2 x 500 pages, four-color process) "is open! Please tick the box in the registration form!

Subscription price: 40 € for both volumes


On behalf of the Steering Committee of the XVIII UISPP Congress of Paris, 3-9 of June 2018, I would like to express our thanks for your unanimous vote in this important decision for the future and the development of UISPP, and our pleasure at the thought to welcome you in Paris, in the “quartier latin”, in the city which was in the XIX° century, the capital of prehistory, 119 years after the XII° CIAAP (International Congress of anthropology and of prehistoric archaeology) in Paris, 1900.

Thank you to inform as soon as now the members of your commission of this decision and to disseminate widely the information around you. We need your help and your suggestions to make this Conference a success. Do not hesitate to contact us for this purpose.

Calendar Congress

  • Official announcement 09.10.2016
  • Website opening 15/09/2016
  • Sessions deposit opening 01/10/2016
  • Sessions deposit closure 31/03/2017
  • Communications deposit, opening week of 01/06/2017
  • Communications deposit closure 30/11/2017 at midnight

    The papers are being reviewed. Authors will be contacted at the beginning of 2018 to check their proposal's status.

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