Switzerland, Binn

Swiss International Summer School for Alpine Archaeology 2019

when 6 July 2019 - 13 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 400

The Swiss International Summer School for Alpine Archaeology (SISA) takes place annually in archaeologically promising high alpine regions. The Summer School deals with high alpine or mining archaeology. It is organized by the University of Zurich and Bern.

After the first The Swiss Alpine Archaeology Summer School 2018 took place at the Oberhalbstein valley, the Universities of Bern and Zurich are organising the second Summer School 2019 together with the Archaeological Department of the Canton of Valais.

The SISA in 2019 will be about Alpine landscapes, geology, mineralogy and ores, copper production, prospection & excavation methods as well as social and economic systems in an Alpine area. It comprises invited keynotes for specific topics and teachings on methods, applications, and models. Lectures and practical fieldwork take place in one of the archaeologically most promising high alpine region of Switzerland, the Binntal Valley.

Course leader

University of Zurich
Department of Archaeology

Dr. Rouven Turck
Prof. Dr. Philippe Della Casa

University of Berne
Institute of Archaeological Sciences

Mirco Brunner
Dr. des. Caroline Heitz
Prof. Dr. Albert Hafner

Target group

Survey and Landscapes
Alpine Economy
Pastoralism
Mining
Geology
Mineralogy

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS

Fee info

EUR 400: 400 EUR