910670 ENROLMENT: Summer School AGUNTUM - Archaeological Field School SS 2022

winter semester 2022/2023 | Last update: 22.03.2023 Place course on memo list
ENROLMENT: Summer School AGUNTUM - Archaeological Field School SS 2022
KU 3
not applicable

Students will learn how to excavate and document archaeological features, how to deal with different kinds of small finds and how to create an excavation report.

The Aguntum Summer School - Archaeological Field School offers students of classical and ancient study programmes to participate in the excavation of the Roman town of Aguntum, in courses on the history of the Eastern Alps as well as to join excursions to the most exciting find spots in the region.

The practical work at the excavation site includes the uncovering, description and measurement of archaeological findings, their recovery and initial careful cleaning as well as the further processing and interpretation of the materials and findings. Accompanying courses on the current discourse in field archaeological methods as well as on the broader historical framework of the excavation site in Roman and late ancient times (1st to 6th centuries AD) are offered.

The Field School is divided into a theoretical and a practical part.

Theory (Lectures, Excursions, Practical Courses):

  • History and archaeology of Aguntum and the Eastern Alps in Roman Time and Late Antiquity
  • Archaeological methods: excavation methods, stratigraphy and surveying technology (drawing, tachymetry, photogrammetry, SfM 3D)
  • Conservation and restoration (buildings and small finds)
  • Dating and interpretation of Roman finds (main focus: ceramics)


  • Archaeological excavation
  • Archaeological documentation (description of findings, stratigraphy, photography, surveying and mapping)
  • Processing of discovered material (salvage, cleaning, documentation)
  • Taking of sample materials for different questions (geoarchaeology, archaeobotany, scientific dating methods …)
  • Creation of an excavation report for the processed area

Participation in the individual parts of the course is immanent to the examination. The assessment is done via the final excavation report of the participants.

ATTENTION: Participation fee EUR 2400,- excl. cost for travel, board and lodging

max. number of participants for 2023: 8 persons.

Our terms of payment and cancellation: https://www.uibk.ac.at/weiterbildung/universitaetskurse/uki-zahlungs--und-stornobedingungen/index.html.en

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910670-0 2022-12-14 00:00 - 2023-04-10 23:59 Book course
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