Archaeological monuments: protection and preservation

Archaeological monuments are part of a country's cultural heritage.

Archaeological monuments - like architectural monuments - are part of the cultural heritage of our country. This must be preserved and protected.

The archaeological heritage includes both visible monuments, such as burial mounds, castles, warps, and ramparts, as well as the material legacies of our ancestors, such as tools, weapons or jewelry. Archaeological monuments are mostly hidden in the ground and only visible to the trained eye. Due to intensive ground interventions (for example, in road construction, gravel mining, development), there is a risk of destruction of archaeological monuments.

Every citizen can contribute to the results of archaeological research, which are reflected in exhibitions of the museums, by paying attention to archaeological finds or monuments and reporting them to the competent authority.

Training events are offered to search for finds. In addition, the responsible body supports the preparation of local chronicles, the determination of finds and the general advice to citizens regarding archaeological matters. In addition, the responsible body offers the construction companies investigations before necessary ground interventions, so that they receive a high level of planning security for the construction projects.

The competent authority shall keep information forms available for the systematic, central recording of the finds.

Act for the Protection of Cultural Monuments (Monument Protection Act - DSchG)

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