Adelboden, Switzerland

The Alpes as Communication Zone

when 14 August 2023 - 19 August 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee CHF 250

The Universities of Bern and Zurich are organising the fourth SISA workshop (2023) in Adelboden and Engstligenalp in the Bernese Alps. The SISA will focus on the Alps as a communication and interaction zone, alpine landscapes, alpine agriculture, prospecting and excavation methods, and social and economic systems in
the Alps through time. It comprises invited keynote speakers on specific topics and the teaching of practical fieldwork.
The lectures and fieldwork will take place in an archaeologically under-researched but highly promising region in the Bernese Alps at up to 2400 m.a.s.l.. Please note that we are in an alpine
setting. Appropriate equipment and fitness are therefore required.

Course leader

Mirco Brunner, Caroline Heitz, Martin Hinz, Cynthia Marti, Rouven Turck

Target group

PhD and advanced MA with special interests in mountain, landscape and environmental archaeology: archaeology, geology, biology, etc.

Course aim

• Mountain Archaeology
• The Alps as communication,
economic and social space
• Alpine setting through time
• Excavation methods in the Alpine
• Surveying and handling metal

Fee info

CHF 250: including accomodation and board