Since 1970, the programs of archaeological excavation, analysis and publication developed at Chalain and Clairvaux have involved about 40 specialists and volunteers. These researchers are from the following institutions:

The Chronoecology Laboratory (UMR 6565, National Center for Scientific Research and the University of Franche-Comté).
UFR Sciences, La Bouloie
16, route de Gray
25030 Besançon Cedex

The Ain Valley Archaeological Research Center (CRAVA) 14, Hameau de Bouzailles 39130 Clairvaux-les-lacs, France.

The following organizations have supported both research activities and public presentations:

  • The Ministry of Culture, Archaeology Sub-Division
  • The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • ("Life, Environment and Societies" Program)
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • (Social Sciences and Archaeology Division)
  • The Regional Office for Cultural Affairs
  • (Regional Archaeology Department and Regional Historical Monuments Department)
  • The Franche-Comté Regional Council
  • The Jura General Council
  • The city of Lons-le-Saunier
  • (Archaeology Museum)
  • The Lake Region Community of Municipalities.
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Dendrochronological measurements.
Chronoecology Laboratory,
CNRS and University of Franche-Comté.

Studying a hearth at Chalain 2 C,
30th century BCE.