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