Germany - Eckfelder Maar
Every year, the Natural History Museum Mainz is excavating in Middle Eocene oilshales with a rich flora and fauna at Eckfeld Maar near Manderscheid (Eifel). As a student, you can join in this dig for plant and animal fossils if you stay at least one month. You get an introduction into several excavation techniques and preparation methods. Daily transport to the dig site is available. However, you need to organize your overnight stays (there are youth hostels, camping sites and private lodging around) and your food by yourself. For a month work you get a payment defined at the homepage below.
Advertisement of vacancies for this dig and information about the fossil site and how to apply: