Land monument maintenance permit apply Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

In Rhineland-Palatinate, the "soil monument maintenance" is referred to as state archaeology. It deals with movable and immovable evidence, remains or traces human life in the preservation, care, scientific research and documentation for historical reasons is a public interest animal or plant life, the evolutionary history of the earth All these finds and findings are protected as cultural monuments. As a rule, they should remain protected in the soil If you want to visit or dig for soil monuments, you must apply for a permit. If soil monuments are to be modified in the course of another measure, such as a construction project, the procedures for maintaining monuments apply.

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The following information shall be attached to the application: site plan Hallway map with entry of the procedure If necessary, further documents on request


Preconditions
Any intervention in the soil with the aim of conducting archaeological research requires a permit from the Lower Monument Protection Authority in agreement with the specialist authority. This is not granted for the mere search and collection of finds, but is dependent on individual cases for scientific research purposes. As an applicant, you must be able to master and demonstrate the diversity of archaeological methods. This also applies to site inspections with treasure detectors.

Hints
Citizens can volunteer in the work of professional archaeologists in the performance of their statutory research and rescue work, provided that they are willing to learn intensively the archaeological methodology and acquire safety in handling.