Institute Europa Subterranea






Symposium 2018


10-13th of May 2018

Kelmis/La Calamine, Belgium



in cooperation with

Vieille Montagne Museum Kelmis

Gemeinde Kelmis


Echoes of a mining past


13th International Symposium on Archaeological Mining History

Kelmis/La Calamine, Belgium



Even when mining ceased several generation ago, it still has an important influence on the cultural identity of former mining regions. In the so called "Euregion" in the triangle between the cities of Aachen (Germany) and Liège (Belgium) and the coal mining district of South-Limburg (Netherlands) this influence is evident. Since the Neolithicum this region was mined for flint, coal, limestone and metal-ores, which formed the landscape and its inhabitants