Day of Archaeology in Schleswig-Holstein


November 15th is “Tag der Archäologie” (Archaeology Day) in Schleswig-Holstein. In Kiel University’s anniversary year, research achievements of CAU members are the main focus of the programme. From 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., researchers from the Institute of Pre- and Protohistory, the Johanna Mestorf Academy and the Graduate School provide insight into their work in public lectures (Venue: Audimax of Kiel University, Christian-Albrechts-Platz 2, 24118 Kiel).

Constructing a megalithic tomb with experimental archaeological methods

A film about the construction of a megalithic tomb on campus is going to be screened at Archaeology Day. Photo: Bauer

Topics range from underwater archaeology and the excavation of a church in Dänischer Wohld to the Bronze Age diet.
Anke Spoorendonk, Minister of Justice, Cultural and European Affairs, is going to award the “Golden Shovel” for special personal efforts in archaeology. The Archaeological Society Schleswig-Holstein honours an outstanding student research paper from the Institute of Pre- and Protohistory. In the foyer of Audimax, numerous archaeological institutions and associations present themselves to the visitors. The Graduate School screens a documentary about the experimental archaeological construction of a megalithic tomb, which was built on campus in May of this year as one of the highlights of Kiel University’s 350th anniversary.
Admission to the entire event is free of charge. “Tag der Archäologie” is a joint event organized by the Archaeological State Office Schleswig-Holstein, the Institute of Pre- and Protohistory and the Johanna Mestorf Academy at Kiel University.

The full programme is available >>here.