Musée des confluences

ArchéoLyon 2018

Saturday the 17th of March | 10.30 am – 7 pm

Archaeologists from Lyon present recent discoveries with conferences and workshops for children and adults.

Each year in Lyon, archaeologists are asked by the government to attend many property construction sites and urban development projects. These construction sites present opportunities for archaeologists to unearth a remarkable range of discoveries, both expected and unexpected, which the general public are unable to directly access due to the timeframes required for excavation and site safety requirements.

In order to share this new knowledge, the City of Lyon Archaeological Department (SAVL) has joined forces with the Musée des Confluences to create a new event for the general public, in collaboration with the Regional Archaeological Department (DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes) and all the actors involved in rescue archaeology: ArchéoLyon. The discoveries presented will take you from Fourvière to Vaise, the Saône and Hôtel-Dieu, offering a glimpse into centuries past through objects unearthed during recent construction projects.

Archaeologists from the SAVL will also be running a number of workshops for the whole family. You will conduct investigations to discover the mystery object 'HydrauliKit', study old maps to see how the occupation of land in the territory of Lyon has evolved over time, from prehistory to the modern period, take part in a naval battle (!) and guess how people and animals have interacted over the centuries.

Workshops for participants aged 8 and above: 10.30 am – 5 pm (free – registration not required)
Presentations: 2 to 5 pm
Conference on discoveries made at the Saint-Antoine car park (Lyon 2nd district): 5 – 6 pm


In partnership with the City of Lyon Archaeological Department (SAVL).

©J.Laiter