► CReAAH - Laboratoire Centre de Recherche en Archéologie, Archéosciences, Histoire

UMR CNRS no. 6566
Head of Laboratory : Rita SOUSSIGNAN

Contact : rita.soussignan @ univ-lemans.fr

Website : http://cesam-creaah.univ-lemans.fr

Abstract :

In the second team of the CreAAH, the members of Le Mans laboratory take part in the following programs :

  • Societies and territories in the western Lyonnaise from the first century B.C. to the fifth century C.E.: Research on territorial organization, urban spaces, rural institutions, and sanctuaries of the Sarthe department
  • Greek colonization and native environment in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions: The study of the relationships between the Greek colonists and the natives from the Istros's archaeological digs (Histria, Romania)  and research on the Greek colonies' epigraphic production in the Black Sea region
  • Standards, social hierarchies and power representations: research on the constitutive elements of the medieval era and former elites' social excellence and on their representations (ANR Dioneia on the Romanian historian Dion Cassius)
  • Beliefs and ritual practices: Analysis of ancient polytheism: history and the body's representation based on literary, epigraphic and iconographic documents

The Université du Maine CreAAH laboratory's members are also involved in the research done by the team of the « Société, milieux et climats » laboratory who study the present situation as a result of a long correlation between the societies and their environment while trying to distinguish the impact of the cultural changes and climatic variations.

The Laboratory :

• Permanent staff : 2 Professors, 5 Assistant Professors and 1 Technical staff
• PhD students : 5
• Scientific production : 97 (articles and books)
• Main collaborations : University of Laval (Quebec), University of Fribourg and Neufchâtel (Switzerland), University of Lecce (Italy)


Vice-Presidente of International Relations

Catherine PAINEAU
Head of Administration

Phone :
(33) (0)2 43 83 30 05

ri@univ-lemans.fr (ri @ univ-lemans.fr)