The Roman-Germanic Commission (RGC) of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) is the lead partner of the ArchaeoLandscapes Europe project.
Its main duties are the general organisation of project events, administration of financial and technical reports, co-ordination of dissemination activities and support of the project partners activities. The RGC represents the project to the EU administration, to the archaeological community and to the broader public.
Responsible for the RGC within ArcLand is Axel G. Posluschny (project manager), feel free to get in touch with him if you need further information about ArchaeoLandscapes Europe.
Founded by the Institute in 1902, the Commission (with its own statutes) is accommodated in a building erected near the Palmengarten by the city of Frankfurt. The Commission has the task of carrying out research on prehistory and early history and to promote and publish principally on Old Europe from the earliest periods to the Middle Ages. In the course of this, it works closely with universities, museums and monument organizations and maintains active contacts with corresponding international research institutes. The Ingolstadt branch, set up in 1981, is responsible for research in Manching and in middle Bavaria during the Roman period.
The collection of the library is concentrated on prehistoric and early historic archaeology of Europe.
Archives / Collections
The archives contain excavation records, and acts and correspondence of the Reichs-Limeskommission among other things, i.e. a number of academic estates of important scholars.
Germania and the Bericht der Römisch-Germanischen Kommission appear semi-annually and annually respectively. There are occasional installments of serial publications on various special themes (Römisch-Germanische Forschungen, Limesforschungen, Corpus römischer Funde im europäischen Barbaricum, Germanische DenkmÃ¤ler der Völkerwanderungszeit, Kolloquien zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Materialien zur Römisch-Germanischen Keramik, Ausgrabungen in Manching, Der Magdalénien-Fundplatz Gönnersdorf, Feddersen Wierde, Elisenhof, Haithabu.
Published in cooperation with other institutions are Fundmünzen der römischen Zeit in Deutschland, Studien zu Fundmünzen der Antike, and Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani.
Further Activities and Projects
- Problems of the Bronze Age between southeast and central Europe
- The Celts in central and west Europe
- Early Bronze Age in southeast Europe
- Limes studies
- Cultural relations between Romans and ancient Germans in central and east Europe
- Early history of Bavaria
- Late Middle Ages in the Rhein-Main region
- Landscape Archaeology in Europe
German Archaeological Institute
Roman-Germanic Commission (RGK) Frankfurt a.M.
60325 Frankfurt a. M.
Tel.: +49-(0)69-97 58 18-0
Fax: +49-(0)69-97 58 18-38