Switzerland, Alp Flix, Surses (GR)

Part 1: Mountain and mining archaeology

when 22 July 2018 - 28 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee CHF 300

The first Swiss Alpine Archaeology Summer School is about Alpine landscapes, geology, mineralogy and ores, copper production, prospection, settlements as well as social and economic systems. It comprises invited keynotes for specific topics and teachings on methods, applications and models. Lectures and practical fieldwork take place in Switzerland’s most promising mining region. The universities of Zurich and Berne together with the Archaeological Heritage Service of the Canton Grisons are the organizing units.

Course leader

Prof. Philippe Della Casa, Rouven Turck

Target group

PhD- and advanced MA-Students

Course aim

Survey, landscape archaeology, mountain archaeology, alpine economy, geology, mineralogy, mining and melting of copper ores, slags and slag analysis, experimental archaeology, cultural heritage

Fee info

CHF 300: Participation fee for accommodation.