Underwater Archaeology Fieldschool




An introductory course in research, documentation and protection of archaeological underwater sites related to the UNESCO World Heritage „Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps” in Austria.

Date:                               11th October to 22th October 2021
Location:                        1st week St. Lorenz, Lake Mondsee, Austria
                                        2nd week Linz/Leonding, Austria
Language:                     English
Participation fee:          350 EUR

Please note: Due to the current situation of the pandemic, changes to the programme in general and also to the course and accommodation locations cannot be ruled out.

Students and early career scientists, who are interested or involved in the topic of prehistoric lakeshore sites, are welcome to participate in an international field school on underwater archaeology at Lake Mondsee in Austria.

Participants engage in practical training related to the current underwater excavation at the Neolithic lakeshore site Mooswinkel and surveys at Lake Mondsee in Upper Austria. The course program includes excursions to local museums and archaeological sites, as well as scientific lectures and discussions. Participants with a diving license can participate in surveys, coring activities and the excavation underwater. However, it is not necessary to be a diver to participate in the field school! The field school programme draws on the recent years of underwater archaeological excavations and monitoring of underwater heritage in Austria.

The field school is organized by Kuratorium Pfahlbauten – the Austrian Management of the UNESCO World Heritage “Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps” in cooperation with the OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH, the Natural History Museum Vienna and the University of Vienna.

Please send your application to info@palafittes.at. Deadline for registration: 30th June 2021

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