Archaeological Documentation Centre
The documentation centre of the Regional Service of Archaeology is the place of conservation of all information concerning the archaeological heritage of Brittany. It also offers resources on archaeology in Europe.
The documentation centre will be closed:
- from Tuesday 7 March to Friday 17 March
- from Monday 27 March to Friday 31 March
- from Tuesday 11 April to Friday 14 April
- from Monday 22 May to Monday 29 May
Located on the university campus of Beaulieu (Avenue Charles Foulon, 35700 Rennes), it is open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 1:30 to 5:00 (please take an appointment).
Contact : Jean-Manuel Conilleau, 02 99 84 59 15.
It contains all documents relating to the knowledge and location of archaeological sites (or archaeological entities), the organization and the carrying out of archaeological operations in the region:
6000 works (monographs, conference proceedings, academic work, regional, national and foreign journals) and 120 reviews, open access. Approximately 300 titles join our collections each year.
Les entity records archaeological, available on request. They contain description, photographs, slides, discovery sheets, etc.
The full version of Patriarch, archaeological database, allowing the geolocated location of archaeological entities and operations, on computer stations. You can save your search results
More than 4100 excavation reports digitized (preventive and programmed excavations) since 1951, all in consultation on computer stations.
The head of the center, Jean-Manuel Conilleau, responsible for documentary studies, assists and advises on research and produces thematic bibliographies.
Remotely, you can consult various interesting resources:
The SFA Digital Library : more than 3200 reports of archaeological operations in Brittany. Digitized or natively digital, they are searchable but not downloadable because subject to the Intellectual Property Code. The few reports that are not published on the Internet, by the will of their authors, are accessible on the premises of the SRA. Full-text search allows you to quickly find information.
The FRANTIQ catalogue, of the Frantiq documentary network (see below), providing access to references from the collection of the Centre for Archaeological Documentation, but also to those of some forty libraries specialized in archaeology and related fields. It also offers full-text documents.
The link aggregator Pearltrees which presents a selection made by the SRA documentalists and the Centre de Recherche en Archéologie, Archéosciences, Histoire (CreAAH).
GeoBretagne, a rich cartographic platform containing some of the information from the archaeological map (operations, entities, etc.), as well as various data from other organizations - public and private. A tutorial is available on the Heritage mapping
An important partnership has been established with the CReAAH library, (Centre de Recherche en Archéologie, Archéosciences et Histoire - UMR 6566 - CNRS), managed by Catherine GORLINI. For the past five years, both structures have been Frantiq network (Federation and Resources on Antiquity).
This group of libraries and documentation centres offers various documentary services, including a common computer catalogue specialising in the sciences of prehistory, antiquity, the Middle Ages and archaeosciences.
This online catalogue is available to the public. It allows the search of documents in all the libraries of the network among all the structures of the Frantiq network.
The documentation centre is open to all: professionals, archaeology students, researchers, or simply passionate about this field of research.