The Archaeological Map
Updating the National Archaeological Map is one of the main missions of the Regional Archaeological Services (SRA). The archaeological map inventories known archaeological sites and site indices throughout the national territory, in the form of a geographic information system (GIS) linked to a database. Not exhaustive, the Archaeological Map corresponds to a state of knowledge in constant evolution, as discoveries and research progress.
This national inventory is an indispensable tool for the management, protection and study of archaeological heritage. It is a support for decision-making in the context of the examination of planning files and prescriptions for preventive archaeology operations. Data from the Archaeological Map also contribute to the development of presumptive archaeological prescription zones and to the establishment of national scientific research programming.
The Archaeological Map can be consulted by anyone who justifies research work (student, researcher) on request addressed to the Regional Archaeological Service.
Communities may also request an extract from the archaeological map to be included in their management and land use planning documents (PLU, Scot, SAR, etc.).