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SAT 6 July

Arrival of participants and lectures

Accomondation in Binn/Ernen

SUN 7 July

09:00 Workshop, part 1

09:00-09:15  R. Turck, M. Brunner, C. Heitz, Ph. Della Casa. Introduction

09:15-10:00 Natalia Égüez, CAUK (Micromorphology, Geochem. analysis).The Geo-Ethnoarchaeology of pastoral herding in alpine deserthabitats

10:30-11:15 Christoph Schwörer, UBE (Palaeoecology) Impact of prehistoric farming on the vegetation in the Swiss Alp

10:00-10:30  Coffee Break

11:15-12:00 Annekäthi Heitz, IPNA (Archaeobotany) Vegetation & Alpine farming in theBinntalfromtoday’sperspective

12:00-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 Workshop, part 2

13:30-14:15 Rouven Turck, UZH (Archaeology). Copper mining and smelting in the Oberhalbstein Valley (GR

14:15-15:00 Manuel Andereggen, Caroline Heitz UBE (AG Prospektion). The Binntal in (pre)historical times – What we know so far

Guided tour of the archaeological and ethnographic collections at the Regionalmuseum Binn (and to sites located near Binn) by Caroline Heitz

19:30  Dinner at ‘Restaurant Albrun’, Binn

MON 8 July

09:00 Workshop, part 3

09:00-09:45 Pierre-Yves Nicod, UGE L’abri-sous-roche de la Grande Rivoire (Isère, France): nouvelles données sur la néolithisation et le développement de l’économie pastorale dans les Alpes françaises du nord

09:45-10:30 Brigitte Andres, ADB (Heritage) Alpine huts, livestock and cheese. Remains of summer farming activities from medieval and modern times in the Bernese Alps (Switzerland

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:45  Philippe Della Casa, UZH (Archaeology) Landscape archaeological survey in mountain environments

11:45-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 Workshop, part 4

14:00-14:45 Mirco Brunner, UBE, Ing. Anja Buhlke, KGT (Archaeology). “Goldene Sonne” reloaded. Historical  sources and miningarchaeological investigation

14:45-15:30 Donat Fulda, ETHZ (Geology).Geology of the Binn Valley

15:30-16:15  Rouven Turck, UZH (Archaeology). Public relations Mediating alpine archaeolog

19:30  Dinner at ‘Restaurant Albrun’, Binn

TUE 9 July

09:00 field trip / excursion

9:00-17:00 Mining and smelting sites in the Binntal and Längtal by P. Aeberhard

Meeting point: Parking Binn

Excursions will be organized by R. Turck & P. Aeberhard.

19:30 Dinner at ‘Restaurant Bärgkristall’, Fäl

WED 10 July

09:00 field trip / excursion

8:00-16:00 Alpine deserted habitations in the ‘Wissy’ and ‘Gand’ area, Binntal

 Meeting point: Parking Binn

Excursion will be organized by C. Heitz & B. Andres

Departure of participants