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Location: 9991 Dölsach, Österreich
Season: July 17, 2023 to August 5, 2023
Session Dates: For the 2023 Summer School, the maximum number of participants is 8 persons
Application Deadline: April 10, 2022
Deadline Type: Rolling
Dr. Martin Auer
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 Roman town of Aguntum has been known of since the early 20th century and there have been excavations there since 1912. Since 1991, the Department of Archaeologies at the University of Innsbruck has headed the excavations. As of 2021 the Summer School Aguntum is offered in addition.
Period(s) of Occupation: Roman and Late Antiquity
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 3 weeks
Minimum Age: 21
Experience Required: No experience required
Room and Board Arrangements:
You will have to organise your own journey to get to Aguntum. On site a transfer from the nearest-located town of Lienz to Aguntum (alternatively from Innsbruck to Aguntum) can be provided. Directly on the excavation site is the “Aguntum excavation house”. There are 4- to 8-bed rooms in the house. Kitchen and bathrooms are used together. There is also a washing machine. Free WiFi is available. It is possible to stay in these rooms for the entire duration of the summer school at a cost of €200. Should participants prefer a different type of accommodation, we are happy to help to find a suitable offer.
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