Quartier latin, Paris, France

3-9 Juin 2018


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 :



Sub-Themes :

  • Historiography
  • Archaeological methods
  • Archaeological theory
  • Archaeological training
  • Archaeological prospection
  • Field archaeology
  • Computing archaeology
  • First Humans
  • Lower Palaeolithic
  • Middle palaeolithic
  • Middle Stone Age
  • Upper palaeolithic
  • Final palaeolithic
  • Mesolithic
  • Neolithic
  • Chalcolithic
  • Metal ages
  • Bronze Age
  • Iron Age
  • Prehistoric art
  • Rock Art
  • Mobile Art
  • Functional studies
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Lithic industries
  • Bone industries
  • Ceramics
  • Palaeometallurgy
  • Flint mining
  • Raw material procurement
  • DNA studies
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Archaeozoology
  • Funerary archaeology
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Archeobotanics
  • Archeometry
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Archaeology in the mountains
  • Desert archaeology
  • Tropical archaeology
  • Absolute dating
  • Paleoeconomy
  • Heritage site management
  • Rescue archaeology
  • Cross-cutting themes
  • The Intellectual and Spiritual Expressions of Non-Litterate Societies

As for each UISPP World Congress, the Congress is open to all other sessions, regardless of the general theme above, which may be proposed in the context of the call for sessions. 





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Call for paper is now open

You can now submit your proposals for communication until 30/11/17. The official languages of the UISPP are those of Unesco, French and English. The papers must therefore be in one of these two languages. Please use the "Register and Submit" menu and clic on "Submit" command and follow the filing procedure.

Paper or poster submissions should be between 250 words minimum and 400 words maximum.

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: 35 € for both volumes before 31/12/2017

List of validated sessions

The list of accepted sessions is available on the site!

Click in this link for the final list of validated sessions

Click here for the final book with the abstracts of the validated sessions

To subscribe, please, connect with your Sciencesconf account or create an account by clicking on the button connect and follow the procedure.


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
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