Gerd Weisgerber

Gerd Weisgerber ( born January 24, 1938 in Saarwellingen, † June 22, 2010 in Recklinghausen ) was a German archaeologist Montan.

After attending school in Saarlouis, he was trained from 1957 to 1959 at the Pedagogical University in Saarbrücken to the teacher and then entered the teaching profession. After his appointment as head teacher he undertook with his students excursions and smaller excavations in the Hunsrück. The frühlatènezeitliche warrior grave of Losheim, found here, has been discussed later in the literature further. Well, at the suggestion of the Saarland curator Reinhard Schindler began Weisgerber 1961 Study of Pre-and Early History, Economic and Social History and Geography at the University of Saarland. Rolf Hachmannplatz was his main teacher, with him he received his doctorate in 1970 on the Roman source sanctuary of high Scheid in the Hunsrück. Shortly before, he had already been appointed to Hachmanns wizard and was able to leave the teaching profession permanently. In addition to smaller digs in the near vicinity, he was entrusted with the organization of the excavations on the hill settlement Kamid el- Loz in Lebanon.

On April 1, 1973, he was Research Associate for mining archeology at the German Mining Museum in Bochum and thus the world's first full-time mining archaeologist. On request of the former director Hans Günter Conrad (1966-1987) brought him Reinhard Schindler, who had with the Museum during the excavations at Emilianus cleats, a Roman copper mine in Wallerfangen, collaborated in the proposal. Weisgerber's experiences in provincial Roman archeology and archeology of the Orient fit well with the project planning of the museum. On his retirement on 31 March 2000, he was instrumental in the development of this sub-region of archeology. Since 1984 he was also deputy director of the museum. As Honorary Professor Weisgerber worked at the University of Freiburg.

Publications (selection)

  • The Gallo- Roman sanctuary source of high Scheid ( Kr Bernkastel -Wittlich ). Its type and cult. Saarbrücken, Univ., Diss, 1970
  • The pilgrimage sanctuary of Apollo and Sirona high Scheid in the Hunsrück Bonn: Habelt 1975
  • As ed. and arranger: Five thousand years of flint mining. The search for the steel of the Stone Age. Exhibition at the German Mining Museum in Bochum October 24, 1980 to January 31, 1981 ( Publications of the German Mining Museum in Bochum, 22 ). Bochum 1980 ISBN 3-921533-20-1 and other requirements
  • Mining archeology. Outlines of a systematic Mining Engineering for Pre-and Early History, and Ancient, Part 1 In: The gate 41 (1989 ), 6, pp. 190-204
  • Günther A. Wagner: silver, lead and gold on Sifnos; prehistoric and ancient metal production Bochum, 1985, ISBN 3-921533-30-9
  • Gert Goldberg: Alpine copper - Rame delle Alpi. Bochum: Dt. Mining Museum, 2004, ISBN 3-937203-05-2
  • Paul Yule, Gerd Weisgerber: The Tower Tombs at Shir, Eastern Hajar, Sultanate of Oman. In: Contributions to general and comparative archeology 18, 1998, 183-241, ISBN 3-8053-2518-5 ( digitized as a PDF at Propylaeum- DOK)