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Roman-Germanic Commission (RGK) Frankfurt am Main

German Archaeological Institute
Roman-Germanic Commission (RGK)
Palmengartenstraße 10–12
60325 Frankfurt am Main

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.

Library

The collection of the library is concentrated on prehistoric and early historic archaeology of Europe.

Archives

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.

Publication

 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 Denkmäler 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.

Recent Publications

S. Sievers / M. Leicht / B. Ziegaus, Ergebnisse der Ausgrabungen in Manching-Altenfeld 1996-1999. Mit Beiträgen von H. Fischer / G. Gassmann / R. Gebhard / E. Hahn / T. Kubálek / R. Neruda / H. Küster / M. Leopold / H. Obermaier / Ch. J. Raub / V. Salač / A. Schäfer / W. Scharff † / R. Schwab / M. Schweissing / M. Trappe / J. Völkel und J. Wiethold. Ausgr. Manching 18 (Wiesbaden 2013).

N. Müller-Scheeßel (Hrsg.), ‚Irreguläre‛ Bestattungen in der Urgeschichte: Norm, Ritual, Strafe …? Akten der Internationalen Tagung in Frankfurt a. M. vom 3. bis 5. Februar 2012. Koll. Vor. u. Frühgesch. 19 (Bonn 2013).

G. Rasbach (Hrsg.), Westgermanische Bodenfunde. Akten des Kolloquiums anläßlich des 100. Geburtstages von Rafael von Uslar vom 5.–6. Dezember 2008 in Frankfurt am Main. Koll. Vor. u. Frühgesch. 18 (Bonn 2013).

Germania. Anzeiger der Römisch-Germanischen Kommission des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts 89, 2011 (2013).

Unchanged reprint (September 2013): S. Wilbers-Rost / H.-P. Uerpmann / M. Uerpmann, Kalkriese. 3. Interdisziplinäre Untersuchungen auf dem Oberesch in Kalkriese. Archäologische Befunde und naturwissenschaftliche Begleituntersuchungen. Röm.-Germ. Forsch. 65 (Mainz am Rhein 2007).

Germania. Anzeiger der Römisch-Germanischen Kommission des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts 88, 2010 (2013).

 

Thematic Orientation

  • The Neolithic megalithic in Northern Central Europe and Southern Scandinavia
  • 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

Event

A symposium on current research of the German Archaeological Institute is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Roman-Germanic Commission.

Further Information

Telephone:

+49 69 975818-0

Fax:
+49 69 975818-38
E-Mail:
E-Mail (Administration):

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  • 09/09/2014 - 14/09/2014

    From a dusty dig to the dusty shelves

    more information

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    9th Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology

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    From a dusty dig to the dusty shelves

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    9th Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology

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  • 09/09/2014 - 14/09/2014

    From a dusty dig to the dusty shelves

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    9th Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology

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  • 09/09/2014 - 14/09/2014

    From a dusty dig to the dusty shelves

    more information

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    9th Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology

    more information

 
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Recent projects

  • 07.02.2012

    Herausbildung und Niedergang des frühbronzezeitlichen Siedlungszentrums von Fidvár bei Vráble (Südwestslowakei) more

  • 06.02.2012

    Herausbildung und Niedergang des frühbronzezeitlichen Siedlungszentrums von Fidvár bei Vráble (Südwestslowakei) more

  • 22.11.2011

    Serbien, spätantiker Kaiserpalast more

Recent publications

  • 20.05.2014

    Die Ausgrabungen in Manching more

  • 27.03.2014

    Kolloquien zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte more

  • 18.02.2014

    Germania more

Contact

The German Archaeological Institute (DAI) is a »scientific corporation« of the Federal Institution under the auspices of the Foreign Office. The staff of the Institute carries out research in the area of archaeology and in related fields and maintains relations with international scholars.
Furthermore, it organizes congresses, colloquia and tours, and informs the public through the media about its work.  

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