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The International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques – UISPP) was founded on May 28th, 1931, in Bern, and groups together all the sciences related to prehistoric and protohistoric studies: archaeology, anthropology, palaeontology, geology, zoology, botany, environmental sciences, physics, chemistry, geography, history, numismatics, epigraphy, mathematics and other.

Research into the mechanisms of adaption and the dynamics of human societies lies at the heart of the IUPPS’s scientific interest. The IUPPS therefore periodically organises a world congress of prehistoric and protohistoric sciences. At these world congresses the progress made with regard to the state of knowledge is presented and common research objectives are defined. To this end, the IUPPS creates scientific commissions devoted to specific research issues.

UISPP has been a member of the UNESCO associate International Council of Philosophy and Human Sciences since 1955.

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New: UISPP XIX World Congress - Meknes

VISIT THE WEB SITE OF THE MEKNES CONGRESS The next worldwide UISPP Congress will take place in the imperial city of Meknes (Morocco) from 1st to 5th September 2020. The Web site of the congress will be opened very soon, and the mine deadlines are: May – October 2019: proposals for the sessions. December 2019 – April 2020: communications and posters proposals.

EC Meeting 2019

Thanks to the collaboration of our Colleagues Dan Stefan and Valeriu Sirbu, the West University of Timisoara (Romania) will host the next UISPP Executive committee meeting. The meeting will be open to all Commissions Presidents (or to their representatives) and a small symposium will be organized in order to allow each committee to present the most important new researches: “Prehistory and Protohistory: the trends of future ten-year researches”. The proceedings of the symposium will be available in the UISPP internet site.


We are pleased to inform you that the second number of the UISPP Journal is now available on-line

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