Langenberg/Oker

The Langenberg/Oker Quarry near Goslar in the Harz Mountains (Lower Saxony) is probably one of the most important Mesozoic vertebrate localities in Europe. Late Jurassic marine limestones contain terrestrial vertebrate remains, including turtles, crocodilians, pterosaurs, sauropod and theropod dinosaurs. The most spectacular fossils from this quarry are several individuals of the dwarfed sauropod Europasaurus holgeri.

We started an excavation for dinosaur skeletons and all other vertebrate remains in August 2012. This dig is a cooperation project between the Lower Saxon State Museum Hannover, the Dinosaurier-Park M√ľnchehagen, the University of Bonn, the State Museun of Natural History Braunschweig, and the Rohstoffbetriebe Oker.

Fieldwork will be continued from April 15 – 26, 2013 and there are a few places in the team left – apply fast if you wish to participate this spring!

Our excavations will likely be continued during the next years but are depended on regular quarrying activities. You are welcome to apply with a letter of interest and your CV. I will put your name on the list of potential candidates and will contact you as soon as possible. Please note that future excavations may be announced on short notice.

A pdf with more information (in German) can be found here.

You may also contact me directly if you are interested in participation.