Congrès Préhistorique de France


    A CORDIAL, invitation to attend the eleventh Prehistoric Congress of France is extended to all archaeologists by its president and officers. The Congress is to be held at Perigueux on September 16-22. A special interest is attached to this meeting of the Congress, as it was at Perigueux thirty years ago that the Congress met for the first time. It had been constituted in the previous year on the proposal of MM. iSmile Riviere and Marcel Baudouin, by the p then recently founded Soeiete Prehistorique de France. Its meetings were interrupted by the War and were resumed in 1931. The present session will be the first since that date. Apart from its sentimental interest, the meeting is of importance as taking place in the heart of the classical territory of prehistoric study, in which the evidence for the art and industry of palaeolithic man abounds. It is appropriate, therefore, that the Conseil General of la Dordogne will join with the Municipality of Perigueux in offering a welcome to members of the Congress. The Congress will meet under the presidency of Dr. Felix Regnault. The honorary general secretary and treasurer is M. Charles Schleicher, treasurer of the Societe Prehistorique. The arrangements are in the hands of a strong local committee. So far as at present arranged, the subjects to which special attention will be devoted in the communications submitted to the Congress are the palaeolithic period in the region of meeting, the mesolithic and neolithic of the Dordogne, and artificial caves and souterrains. The principal sites of interest in the area will be visited and excavations demonstrated in the course of the meeting. Notifications of desire to attend, subscriptions (Membre titulaire, 30 fr., Membre titulaire souscripteur, 100 fr., Membre adherent, 20 fr.), communications, etc., should be addressed to M. Ch. Schleicher, 9, rue de Verneuil, Paris (vii).

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    Congrès Préhistorique de France. Nature 134, 96 (1934).

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