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The Bibracte European School of Protohistory (EEPB) is the result of a collaboration between Bibracte EPCC, which manages the archaeological site of the same name, the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), the University of Burgundy and the University Eötvös Lórand in Budapest. The School aims to encourage the networking of specialised teaching on recent protohistory in Europe. To this end, the EEPB organises periodic sessions of themed intensive doctoral seminars




Call for applications

Within the teaching framework of the Bibracte European School of Protohistory,

the École Pratique des Hautes Études,

Bibracte, Centre archéologique européen,

UMR-5594 ARTeHIS (Dijon) and UMR 8546 AOrOc (Paris)


have organised an

Intensive Doctoral Seminar

the industries of later protohistory
Salt, metal and stone


to be held at Bibracte, Glux-en-Glenne (Burgundy, France), February 6th-14th, 2012



During the last thirty years, archaeological study of protohistoric extractive industries has seen a resurgence of interest, both from the point of view of the techniques now in use (combining extensive prospection, area excavation, technological histories and scientific analysis) and, especially, from the results. Among recent discoveries, we might single out the large-scale gold mines of Limousin, the complex ‘chaînes opératoires’ of salt and iron production, and large-scale distribution of quernstones. A new sub-discipline with its own methodology has emerged, significantly advancing our understanding of European protohistoric societies. The objective of the seminar is to explore the key debates and methods of the archaeology of extractive industries, using case studies. Visits to mining sites and excavations, both on Mont Beuvray and nearby, will also be part of the programme.


The course, which will take place under the supervision of Jean-Paul Guillaumet (CNRS, UMR 5594, Dijon) and Stéphane Verger, (EPHE, UMR-8546, Paris) will consist of 44 hours of formal teaching and 20 hours of practical work. Teaching will be in French, English, German and Spanish. The teaching will be divided between the following sessions:


  • Salt: salt mining
    Hans Reschreiter and Kerstin Kowarik, Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
    (to be confirmed)

  • Salt: the exploitation of salt springs
    Laurent Olivier, Musée d’Archéologie Nationale, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

  • Salt: the exploitation of sea-water
    Gilles Prilaux, INRAP Centre-Nord, Arras, France


  • Metal: the exploitation of gold
    Béatrice Cauuet, CNRS, UMR-5608 TRACES, Toulouse, France

  • Stone: quern production
    Olivier Buchsenschutz, CNRS, UMR-8546, Paris, France, (to be confirmed)
    and Luc Jaccottey, INRAP, Besançon, France

  • Metal: copper exploitation in the Alps
    Joël Vital, CNRS, UMR-5138, CAPRA, Valence, France ,
    Eric Thirault, CNRS, UMR 5608 TRACES, Toulouse, France

  • Metal: silver exploitation in the Iberian Peninsula
    Núria Rafel, Universidad de Lleida, Spain (to be confirmed)


  • Metal: the exploitation of tin
    Mélanie Mairecolas, Laboratoire TRACES, Toulouse, France


  • Metal: the mining of iron ores
    Jean-Yves Langlois
    , INRAP, France


  • Metal: iron refining
    Marion Berranger, IRAMAT, CNRS, UMR-5060 UTBM


  • The future of industrial sites and their long-term environmental impact
    Fabrice Monna et Estelle Camizuli, Université de Bourgogne, UMR-5594, Dijon, France


The course will last nine days from Monday 6thto Tuesday 14thFebruary, 2012; seminars will last half a day each. Each half-day will be rounded off by a presentation of the work of two participants. Half a day will be devoted to Bibracte: the site, the museum and the archaeological research centre. A detailed programme will be sent to the selected candidates.


This doctoral seminar will be held at Bibracte, Centre archéologique européen(Glux-en-Glenne) which will arrange the students’ board and lodging at a cost of 60 euros. Travel expenses to and from Glux-en-Glenne will be paid by the student or his/her graduate school.


A certificate of participation will be provided at the end of the seminar. Students from universities having a partnership with the Bibracte European School of Protohistory will be able to have the teaching hours validated as credits, with the agreement of their supervisor.


The course will accept up to 25 students at Doctoral level, and possibly at Masters level 2 or equivalent, as well as holders of PhDs. All applications will be examined by the organisers and the teachers of the seminar.


Applications should be sent by email to: eepb@bibracte.fr

and should quote as subject: “Candidature EEPB 2012-1”


no later than December 20th, 2011



Applications should include:


  • the attached application form, duly completed,

  • a short curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum) indicating foreign languages understood,

  • a covering letter (one page),

  • a letter from the professor in charge (Doctoral) or from the supervisor (Masters level 2 students).


Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.



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