- Lattara and research
- Knowledge sharing
Excavating a port town like Lattara requires both human and material resources, and results in a great deal of high-quality documentation, which should be distributed on a wide scale.
From the very beginning, the team decided to share its excavation results on a regular basis. The first volume in a series of monographs devoted to Lattara and its environment,as well as to research questions raised by the work conducted at the site, appeared in 1988. Subjects included the results of research undertaken in the past and more recent excavations (whether research or rescue archaeology), advances in both knowledge and methodology, analyses of existing collections, and reflections on the geographical, cultural, economic, social and historical contexts of the site from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
At the same time, a partnership between the Académie de Montpellier and the educational office of the Henri Prades Archaeological Museum was set up to educate school populations. Each year, several classes come to the site and discover the world of archaeology.
Highlighting the site
Finally, in a legitimate concern to share the team's scientific acquisitions with the widest possible audience, a program to highlight the site was put in place, with the help of institutional partners. This is why several areas of the town are consolidated and restored on a regular basis – this means that the town can be easily toured, in tandem with a visit to the archaeological museum.