Prelimnary Program workshop SISA 2021 (work in progress)

Geoarchaeological and archaeometallurgical investigations into Roman Iron

18th Sept: Day of Arrival

18.00: Salutation, Greetings from the Municipality of Trient (VS)

18.15: Sandro Benedetti: History of western Valais

18.45: Rouven Turck, Archaeological investigations in Trient, Les Tseppes – first results

19:15: Break

19.30: Donat Fulda (ETHZ, Department of Earth Sciences): Local Geology

20.00: Urs Leuzinger (Amt für Archäologie Thurgau): Lithic resources in the Alps

19th Sept

9.00 – 17.00: Field work, Les Tseppes: Geophysical prospection

20th Sept

9.00: Rouven Turck, Caroline Heitz, Mirco Brunner, Philippe Della Casa & Albert Hafner (SISA 2019): Mining Sites & Deserted Alpine Habitations – Results of the SISA 2018 in the Alp Flix, Oberhalbstein (GR) and SISA 2019 in the Binntal (VS)

9.30: Burkart Ullrich (Berlin, Eastern Atlas): Geophysics in high mountain mining districts

10.15: Coffee break

10.45: Eckhard Deschler-Erb (University of Cologne, Archaeology of the Roman Provinces) The Roman way of life in Vallis Poenina. A comparism between Forum Claudii Vallensium and Brig-Glis, Gamsen

11.30: Martin Hinz (Bern, Archaeology): pXRF, a fast and low cost geochemical survey method

12.15 lunch

13.30: Barbara Beck (University of Lausanne, Faculté des Géosciences et de l’Environnement): Local lead and silver ores (including practical exercise).

14.30: Rouven Turck (University of Zurich): Prehistoric copper ores/slags, practical exercise

15:15: Coffee break

15:30: Florence Cattin ( University of Burgundy, ARTEHIS – UMR 6298 and Université de Montréal, Département d’anthropologie): Local copper ores

16:00: final discussion

21st Sept

9.00 – 17.00: Field work, Les Tseppes: Archaeological methods

22nd Sept

9:00 Vincent Serneels (University of Fribourg, Department of Geosciences): Iron Smelting

9:45 Philippe Della Casa (University of Zurich): Methods of archaeological field survey

10.30: Coffee break

11:00: Romain Andenmatten (Sion, DMTE/DMRU Département de la mobilité, du territoire et de l’environnement): Alpine deserte sites

11:45: final discussion