Under the High Patronage of Mr Emmanuel MACRON

 Président of the French Republic




You are welcome to participate in the 18th IUPPS world congress that will be held in  Paris, France,

from 4th to 9th June 2018

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 12 place du Panthéon,

Paris 5th district


Welcome ceremony & opening at 9:30

Venue :


RER B - Station Luxembourg
Bus : Ligne 21, 27, 38, 82, 84, 85, 89


The general theme selected for the congress is :



Additional themes will be developped by the various IUPPS commissions, which will propose one or several sessions (see complete sessions list on the right). 

The session's schedule and the list of accepted communications are now available.

Programs > Detailed schedule and program of the sessions

The length of the communications is limited to 15-20 min, inclusive of questions.

Poster proposals should be presented in electronic form only and will be published on the website.

They can be the subject of a short presentation in the sessions, depending on the decision of the organisers.

Contact :


 Visits of Wednesday June 6th PM


To reach the Musée de l’Homme and the MAN (National Museum of archaeology) on Wednesday, 6,


For the Musée de l’Homme: subway lines 6 or 9 station Trocadéro

for the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN - National Natural History Museum):

Subway Line 5 Gare d’Austerlitz - Line 7 Censier Daubenton - Ligne 10 Jussieu or Gare d’Austerlitz
RER C Gare d’Austerlitz

for the Musée d’Archéologie Nationale (MAN): RER A Terminus Saint-Germain-en-Laye


Do not forget your badge!

The visit is free and visits limited for the room Piette to the MAN will be organized on the spot.


Into the Musée de l'Homme - you can visit the exhibition Néandertal:







Poster of the Congress

Template for poster and communication

You can complete your deposit with your poster by placing him in attached file or by sending him by link of file transfer at


He will be viewable on your page of the site of the Congress. No printing is necessary.

The format is a A4 format PDF file.

The images will have to make least 300 dpi and the file not to exceed 20 Mb - you have an example on the web site.

The poster will be presented to the oral during the session (10mn maximum).


Template for poster

Powerpoint for communication

logo UISPP 18e Congrès png

logo UISPP 18e Congrès pdf

Publication of the proceedings of the XVIII UISPP world congress

To all editors of volumes of proceedings from the XVIII° UISPP World Congress, Paris, 2018

Please read this document




Follow this link to have the sheet

Attention! deadline is updated to May 15th

to be sent to

Conference Programme

Please go to the Program page

Find us on social media !

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Bursary application

30 bursaries have been granted. The beneficiaries will be informed individually.

They will benefit from free registration and free annual IUPPS subscription, as well as possibly an additional help with accomodation in some cases.

Congratulations to the winners!


Please log in with your SciencesConf account or create an account using the "log in" button. Then follow the procedure in "register" and "registration".

Early-bird registration is open until 25th February 2018.

If you need an invitation to present to your institution or a visa application, please email specifying your institutional affiliation.

Pre-order the publication "Préhistoire et protohistoire de la France: quarante ans de découvertes"

Pre-order the publication "La Préhistoire de la France" edited by François Djindjian & " La Protohistoire de la France"  edited by Jean Guilaine and Dominique Garcia reviewing fourty years of discoveries on the occasion of the 18th IUPPS world congress (2 volumes, 2 x 500 pages, four-colour-process, abstracts in English) !

Please tick the box in the registration form!

Special price: 40 € for the two volumes

Message to the members of the executive committee of the IUPPS

On behalf of the organising committee of the 18th IUPPS world congress that will take place in Paris between 4th and 9th June 2018 I would like to express our thanks for your unanimous vote in this important decision for the future and the development of the IUPPS, and our pleasure at the thought ofwelcoming you in Paris, in the “Latin Quarter”, in the city which in the 19th century was considered as being the capital of prehistory, 119 years after the 12th International Congress of Anthropology and Prehistoric Archaeology) held in Paris, in 1900.

Please let the members of your commission know of this decision as soon as possible and widely disseminate the information to others. We need your help and your suggestions to make this conference a success. Do not hesitate to contact us about this.

Congress Calendar

  • Official announcement 09/10/2016
  • Launch of the website 15/09/2016
  • Call for sessions 01/10/2016
  • End of call for sessions 31/03/2017
  • Call for communications 01/06/2017
  • End of call for communications 30/11/2017 at midnight


    119 accepted sessions, detailed schedule published

    Registration closed on May 31th midnight

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