Institut de Paléontologie Humaine
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    The Institut de paléontologie humaine Foundation Albert 1st of Monaco is a research foundation « declared of Public Interest » by the President of the French Republic on December, 15th 1910. It is the third oldest research foundation in France, after the Institut Pasteur and the Institut (...)
  • Organization

    The Institut de Paléontologie Humaine is administratively managed by a Franco-Monegasque board equally consisting of eight members and its action is under the control of a scientific advisory board consisting of nine French and foreign personalities. Board of Directors Chaired by the (...)
  • Our research programmes

    Innovation, Research and Conservation Thanks to its own history, the Institut de paléontologie humaine gained an international fame, established over a century ago by the distinguished key figures who created links between prehistorians throughout the world. Today, the Institut de paléontologie (...)
  • Collections

    Multiple collections The collections at the Institut de paléontologie humaine are distinguished by their diversity and their significance in quantity and role in the history of prehistory. They include some thousands of objects coming from two main sources : archaeological excavations carried (...)
  • Publication

    Our exclusiveness Memoirs, thesis, reports, scientific documents… To order directly writting to Scarce books to buy Click on the blue links herein to access the description of the book La grotte des Spélugues à Monaco d’Emile Rivière. Imprimerie de Monaco 1897 (...)
  • Sites under excavation

    La grotte du Lazaret, à Nice Next campaign Sunday, July 1st - Friday, August 31st 2013 Adress : Laboratoire Départemental de Préhistoire du Lazaret Parc de la Villa « La Côte » 33 bis, boulevard Franck Pilatte 06300 NICE (near the commercial harbour) Excavations in the grotte du (...)
  • Our collection of moldings on sale

    Moldings of fossil hominids, animal paleontology, objects and jewels of various prehistoric time to order. View our collection by downloading our catalog : The order form : For more information, contact us at
  • Philantropy, why to follow us ?

    Who were our ancestors ? Which of them went out of Africa to conquer the rest of the world ? Why do some groups, like the Neanderthals, are extinct ? How did the representatives of our lineage survive the climatic variations ? Are we an endangered species ? What is the point of major (...)
  • Travel diaries in China

    The first humans in China : the site of Yunxian in the Hubei region 15 years ago : the discovery of outstanding, yet deformed, fossils Back in the 1970’s, accidental palaeontological discoveries were reported to the local scientific authorities and several survey, test pits, and excavation (...)
  • Travel diaries in India

    The Narmada valley : a hardly known region of India yet revealing numerous prehistoric remains 20 years ago, a discovery In 1982, Arun Sonakia - from the Geological Survey of India in Nagpur - discovered, on the river banks of the Narmada, a stream that runs from East to West in northern (...)

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