Building Archaeology - Peenemünde Army Research Center


Dr.-Ing. Peter I. Schneider M.Sc.
Dr. Constanze Röhl


1st lecture: Monday, 9 April 2018, 13:45 - 17:00, Lehrgebäude 2D, 307

Monday, 7 May 2018, 13:45-17:00, Lehrgebäude 2D, 109
Friday/Saturday, 18 and 19 May 2018, 11:45-17:00, Lehrgebäude 2D, 307

Practical Exercise: 17.-25.08.2018


module (6 CP)
Heritage Conservation and Site Management: 11390 (HCSM212)


Architectural remains constitute a pre-eminent category of objects considered tangible heritage. Apart from the manifold layers of significance that are to be attributed to them, their physical remains represent the material base for all further research. Building archaeology is the specific approach to assess the documentary value inherent in architectural remains.
The module offers a practical exercise over the course of one week of work field at the site of the historical Army Research Center at Peenemünde, dedicated from 1936 to 1945 to the development and the production of the so-called V2 missiles. Archaeological work at this site is closely connected both to the use of architectural remains as educative resources and to preservation itself. Questions of conservation and preservation are inseparably connected.
Field work will be centered around the remains of the concentration camp Karlshagen I, bringing to the fore the specific context of dark heritage. Several lectures will inform the participants  about the various fields connected to the investigation of the site beforehand the actual field work.    


Participation in field work exercising archaeological methods incl. documentation.
Homework: Exercise in the different ways of communicating the results and the significance of the site.

Please note: The practical exercise will take place outside the lecture period from the 17th of August until the 25th! Participation in all lectures is obligatory.
Please note: Dates for two lectures are not fixed yet.
Limited to max. 10 participants (Students from HCSM will be preferred)