The International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences, founded in Bern on 28 May 1931, brings together all disciplines that contribute to the study of Prehistory and Protohistory: Archaeology, Anthropology, Palaeontology, Geology, Zoology, Botany, Environmental Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, History, Numismatics, Epigraphy, Genetics, Ethnology, Sociology, Folklore Studies, History of Art, Computer Science, Mathematics and others.

The multiplication of disciplines, organisations and scientific events requires a particular effort of integration and communication. The UISPP is committed to this. The UISPP promotes prehistoric and protohistoric studies through multidisciplinary and interinstitutional collaboration via its scientific commissions and affiliated organizations, be it at regional or thematic level, sharing similar goals between them, as well as with other scientific 

An Executive Committee ensures the continuity of the traditions of the organisation and monitors the sound development of the activities carried out within the Union.

Statutes and by-laws

Our statutes set out the principles on which the Union is founded and the basic rules by which it functions. Its by-laws further operationalize those principles and rules. Download our statutes and by-laws documents below.


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