Planned excavations

Archaeological research carried out in the framework of a scientific programme defined with the relevant departments of the Ministry of Culture, whose results are regularly evaluated by experts. This type of excavation is commonly seen at locations like Étiolles, where the terrain being excavated is not under threat of development. Étiolles is the property of the departmental authorities in Essonne, which participates in the development of this scientific programme and finances the excavations, alongside the Ministry of Culture.