University of Innsbruck

Summer School 
AGUNTUM – Archaeological Field School

The Summer School AGUNTUM – Archaeological Field School is aimed at students of classical and ancient study programs who are interested in the history of the Eastern Alps and the Roman times and who would like to gain experience in archaeological excavation, archaeological documentation and the processing of discovered material.

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Certificate of the University of Innsbruck

3 weeks/6 ECTS-Credits

Aguntum, 9991 Dölsach, Römerstraße 1, AT

17.07.2023 - 05.08.2023

2.400 EUR excl. cost for travel, board and lodging


The right Summer School for me?

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Participants will

  • gain an overview over the history of the Eastern Alps in Roman Time
  • gain practical experience in archaeological excavation
  • gain practical experience in the processing of discovered material
  • learn scientific documentation techniques (drawing, photography, photogrammetry, SfM 3D)
  • document and interpret stratigraphic data on archaeological finds
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Target group

  • future archaeologists
  • international students of classical and ancient study programs


  • interest in archeological field work
  • physical resilience
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Veronika Achner

Division for continuing education
Karl-Schönherr-Str. 3
6020 Innsbruck

+43 512 507-39401

Mag. Dr. Martin Auer

Department of Archaeology
Atrium, Langer Weg 11
6020 Innsbruck


Duration: 17.07.2023 - 05.08.2023. 

You will have to organise your own journey to get there. On site a transfer from the nearest-located town of Lienz to Aguntum (alternatively from Innsbruck to Aguntum) can be provided.

During the first week, the focus lies on the theoretical part of the training. From the second week onwards, the Field School focuses on working in the field and with the material found. Towards the end of the third week, the final report is created.

Excursions take place during the first week and on the remaining Saturdays. Sundays are free.

For organisational questions on site, a supervisor is available for the participants.


There are 4- to 8-bed rooms in the “Aguntum excavation house” on the excavation site. Kitchen and bathrooms are shared. Washing machine and free WiFi is available.

Cost for lodging: 300 EUR for the entire duration of the summer school.


Field work clothes for very hot (up to 35°C), cold and rainy days is recommended. Safety shoes are obligatory. All further equipment and tools are provided.


Registration is currently not yet open.
Number of participants: max. 8.
Registration is only possible from the age of 21.

General Information for Course Registration.

The participants have to take care of their insurances
(health, accident and liability insurance) themselves.