Aerial view of the Cover in Steckborn Schanz 

welcome

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 5th Conference on the Preservation of Archaeological Remains In Situ (PARIS 5).
 
 
 
 
Risk of Destruction – Protective Covering
The lake dwelling sites are a worldwide unique information source about life in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. The cultural layers of these settlements are endangered by natural and human erosion processes. Practical measures are being carried out in Germany and Switzerland to protect sites on location to preserve these fantastic prehistoric sources for future generations of researchers.
 
 
 
 
Manpower is needed to position the boat with its gravel-load correctly.
 
 
 
Once in position the gravel is released throught flaps in the bottom of the boat. 
 
 
 
Tracers have been scattered to monitor the cover.