Practicals in the APX offer students insight into the work of archaeologists.
Students of archaeology can gain practical experience in the APX.
The International Archaeological Summer Academy Xanten was set up by the APX to cater to the strong demand for excavation practicals. Every year, the Summer Academy is attended by thirty archaeology students from many European countries. It provides the students with an opportunity to learn the art of archaeological excavation.
Students learn about the everyday aspects of archaeological excavation.
The students participate in the day-to-day excavation work for four weeks – from digging to drawing up precise plans. Summer Academy students have been working on a housing district of the Colonia since 1998. Their excavations uncovered the remains of Roman houses and a workshop.
Current information: Here you find more information in English (JPG file, 349 kb). Closing date for applications is April 29th 2011. Please send your application to:
LVR-Archaeological Park Xanten
The APX offers a limited number of practicals in the fields of excavation, restoration, museum and museum education. We are glad to provide young people with a chance to get to know our work. Unfortunately, the demand for practicals far outstrips our possibilities. There are no more practicals available for 2008.
Contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in a practical at the APX in 2009 or later. Your application should be sent to us by surface mail with the relevant documents concerning your training and education, as well as the areas of main interest to you. Preference will be given to applicants seeking a practical lasting two or more weeks.
Your application should be addressed to:
LVR-Archäologischer Park Xanten