Science in Search of Traces

Exhibition on the resources used to search for archaeological traces or water on Mars

From February, 12 2004 to March, 07 2004

Science in Search of Traces presents the numerous research techniques and the interest in analysing traces based on scientific subjects: in Archaeology, Astronomy, Climatology, Linguistics, and also in new technologies. The exhibition is divided into 18 modules, some of them interactive, showing the resources employed to search for archaeological traces and water on Mars.

The modules show some of the methods employed, such as aerial photographs to study for traces, as well as systems for the conservation of traces. The exhibition likewise addresses modern traces (pollution, Internet traces…) which we will leave behind for future generations. The exhibition leads visitors on a veritable quest for traces, with the aim of achieving a better understanding of scientists' research work, and the encouragement of discovery. The exhibition is complemented by children's workshops, guided tours and conferences.

The exhibition has been produced by "Science Animation", Centre de Culture Scientifique, Technique et Industrielle de Midi-Pyrénées, and is supported by the  Conseil Régional Midi-Pyrénées and the Ministère délégué de recherche et nouvelles technologies in France.