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International projects

APSLAMA - Archaeology of Poland and Slovakia from the Late Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages
Archeológia Poľska a Slovenska od sklonku antiky do vrcholného stredoveku
Program: Medziakademická dohoda (MAD)
Project leader: PhDr. Šalkovský Peter DrSc.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018

ARKWORK - Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment
Archeologické postupy a práca s informáciami v digitálnom prostredí
Program: COST
Project leader: PhDr. Bistáková Alena PhD.
Annotation:The main aim and objective of the Action is to bring together the work of researchers of archaeological practices and their current projects in the field of archaeological knowledge production and use, to push forward the current state-of-the-art in knowing how archaeological knowledge is produced, how it is used and how to maximise its positive impact in the society. This will be achieved through the specific objectives detailed in the Technical Annex. WG2 - Knowledge production and archaeological collections Objectives: To integrate and push forward the current state-of-the-art in understanding and facilitating the use and curation of (museum) collections and repositories of archaeological data for knowledge production in the society (RCO1-3, CBO1-4) Tasks: 1. Survey the state of archaeological collections and their usefulness for their current and potential stakeholders (D2.1, D2.7) 2. Liaise with projects and initiatives related to the development of archaeological collections 3. Summarise information about the approaches and perspectives to the study of archaeological practices related to collections and provide a reference source for wider community (D2.2) 4. Organise a series of expert guest visits and talks at institutions holding collections for their proximate stakeholders (D2.3-5) Milestones and deliverables:  M2.1, M2.2, M2.2: Annual meetings of WG2 incorporating periodic reviews  D2.1 A survey article describing the state, usefulness and current use of archaeological collections  D2.2 White paper / policy brief the approaches and perspectives to the study of archaeological practices related to collections D2.3-5 Expert guest talks  D2.6 Summer school  D2.7 Exploratory workshop
Duration: 6.10.2016 - 5.10.2020

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Dohoda o spolupráci - Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Budapest
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: PhDr. Beljak Ján PhD.
Duration: 1.7.2014 - 31.12.2018

Agreement on co-operation Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Dohoda o spolupráci - Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Duration: 2.3.2016 - 31.12.2018

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Dohoda o spolupráci - Instytut archeologie Jagellonskej Univerzity, Kraków
Program: Medziústavná dohoda
Project leader: PhDr. Pieta Karol DrSc.
Duration: 1.4.2015 - 31.12.2018

Cooperation with the Institute of History Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Dohoda o spolupráci s Historickým ústavom Čínskej akadémie sociálnych vied
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Duration: 15.4.2016 - 15.4.2021

Collaborative research agreement with Laboratóry Préhistoire et Technologie UMR 7055 CNRS
Dohoda o spolupráci s Laboratóriom Préhistoire et Technologie UMR 7055 CNRS
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: Mgr. Nemergut Adrián PhD.
Duration: 10.2.2016 - 10.2.2021

Collaborative research agreement - Oxford Radiocarbon Acceleration Unit (Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art
Dohoda o vedeckej spolupráci - Oxford Radiocarbon Acceleration Unit (Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art
Program: Medziústavná dohoda
Project leader: PhDr. Daňová Klaudia PhD.
Annotation:The strategic objective of the agreement is to unite the efforts of both institutions in the research of ancient cultures, traditions and technological innovation in Europe. Radiocarbon dating, DNA, samples selection and collaboration in results of the research in Archaeology of Prehistory and Bronze Ages
Duration: 1.9.2015 - 31.8.2020

Collaborative research agreement the University of Cologne
Dohoda o vedeckej spolupráci s Institutom für Ur- und Frühgeschichte Univerzität zu Köln
Program: Medziústavná dohoda
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Kaminská Ľubomíra DrSc.
Duration: 4.7.2016 - 4.7.2020

Agreement on scientific cooperation.
Dohoda o vedeckej spoluprácie medzi Zavodom za podvodno Arheologijo ZAPA, (Slovinsko) a Trnavskou Univerzitou
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: PhDr. Daňová Klaudia PhD.
Annotation:The Agreement was developed to strengthen mutual co-operation in addressing the specific tasks of archaeological research in the field of research, education and culture on underwater archeology.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 1.1.2020

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Rámcová zmluva o poskytovaní služieb - AMS 14C datovanie archeologických vzoriek - Foundation of the A. Mickiewicz University
Program: Medziústavná dohoda
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Duration: 1.10.2015 - 31.12.2018

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Zmluva o vedeckej spolupráci - Archeologický ústav AV ČR Praha, v.v.i.
Program: Medziústavná dohoda
Project leader: PhDr. Pieta Karol DrSc.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2018

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Zmluva o vedeckej spolupráci - Slezská univerzita Opava
Program: Medziústavná dohoda
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Duration: 1.3.2015 - 31.12.2018

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Zmluva o vedeckej spolupráci- Archeologický ústav AV ČR Brno, v.v.i.
Program: Medziústavná dohoda
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2018

Agreement on co-operation
Zmluva o vzájomnej spolupráci - Österreichisches archäologisches Institut Wien
Program: Medziústavná dohoda
Project leader: PhDr. Elschek Kristián CSc.
Annotation:Co-operate on a mutual basis in the fields of interdisciplinary archaeological research
Duration: 1.1.2009 - 9.8.2019

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Zmluva o vzájomnom vysielaní na vedecké pobyty - Europäisches Burgeninstitut Braubach
Program: Medziústavná dohoda
Project leader: PhDr. Bednár Peter CSc.
Duration: 1.4.2015 - 31.12.2018

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Zmluva o vzájomnom vysielaní pracovníkov na vedecké pobyty - Ústav archeologické památkové péče, v.v.i. Brno
Program: Medziústavná dohoda
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Duration: 1.3.2015 - 31.12.2018


National projects

Archaeological studies concerning Early Middle Ages
Archeologické štúdie k včasnému stredoveku
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Fusek Gabriel CSc.
Annotation:Multithematic project dealing with actual problematic of Early Medieval society in region of toda´s Slovakia and in wider geographical horizon of Eastern Central Europe. Confrontation of standard archaeological dating of early Slavic period with results of radiocarbon analyses. Graveyards as a source for knowing the interethnic relations and social levels of society in the period of Avar Khaganate. Publication of results in form of papers and monographs.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

Archival archeol - Archival data on archaeological sites, finds and treasures of Slovakia
Archívne údaje o archeologických náleziskách, nálezoch a pokladoch územia Slovenska.
Program: SASPRO
Project leader: Dr. Prohászka Péter
Duration: 1.4.2015 - 30.9.2018

Fords, bridges, waterways and settlement patterns in Považie and Ponitrie. Pilot project for utilisation of the archaeological underwater methods in Slovakia.
Brody, mosty, diaľkové cesty. Dávnoveké komunikácie a sídla na Považí a Ponitrí s využitím archeológie pod vodou. Pilotný projekt.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Daňová Klaudia PhD.
Annotation:The presented idea is the pilot project focusing on the territory of Slovakia. Its ambition is to explore, document and evaluate the archaeological potential of the underwater enviroment, in cooperation with scientific partners. The selected area are the basins of rivers Váh and Nitra, which, in light of the previous findings, seem to be extremely perspective. However, amounts of technical works and vessels depicted on vedutas or historical maps, written sources and sets of solitary finds do not provide enough informations about their importance. The key to the detailed understanding of a river, as an important element in the life of every society, is its comprehensive research. The possible fulfilment of such research is presented in this project. It would like to bring new informations that will be useful for the future projects relating to communications and mobility of the society in different historical periods. The project draws attention to the protection of underwater cultural heritage in Slovakia.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

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Civilizačný vývoj a štruktúra osídlenia v období kultúry lineárnej na dolnom Požitaví
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Cheben Ivan CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

Človek a krajina - Human and landscape in Kysuce and adjacent Považie region in middle ages and beginning of modern age
Človek a krajina na Kysuciach a priľahlom Považí v stredoveku a na začiatku novoveku
Program: APVV
Project leader: PhDr. Fusek Gabriel CSc.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2020

dysupane - Dynamics of the exploitation of silicate material resources during the Paleolithic and neolithic in the western Slovakia
Dynamika využívania surovinových zdrojov v paleolite a neolite na západnom Slovensku
Program: APVV
Project leader: PhDr. Cheben Ivan CSc.
Annotation:Tracing the distribution of the silicate rock resources in the Stone Age provides an important tool for understanding the economics and mobility of individual societies during this period. Basic attribute of the study is the evaluation of chipped stone Industry and the determination of origins of the exploited resources, which occur in the ensemble of finds on the individual sites. When evaluating observed problems it is necessary to relate to the geological-petrographic analysis as well to consider the complex technological analysis of the stone silicate artifacts. The main aim of the proposed project is the study of a production technology and a typological analysis of the chipped stone Industry. Main goals consist of the determination of form and purpose of import of the material to the settlement, its transformation and the identification of an artifact. It is a product that was the purpose of its production. Information gathered from the individual sites can be compared within certain time frame, as well as between various time frames. Results can refer on the development of production technologies during the Stone Age, from the process of obtaining the material, the primary treatment and the distribution to the final usage in western Slovakia. The adaptation of populations is reflected in the organization of settlements and also in the means of obtaining of the material, which is closely related to cultural aspects.
Duration: 1.7.2015 - 30.6.2019

Dynamics of the environmental changes and landscape development in the Bronze and Iron Age in the northern part of the Western Carpathians
Dynamika zmien prírodného prostredia a využívania krajiny v dobe bronzovej a železnej v severnej časti Západných Karpát
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Benediková Lucia PhD.
Annotation:Palaeoecological and archaeo-environmental reconstruction of the dynamics of environmental changes and land-use in the Bronze and Iron Age in the northern part of the Western Carpathians with the aim to ascertain whether these changes are the result or the cause of changes in the subsistence of prehistoric populations.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

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Edícia archeologických prameňov z obdobia neolitu a eneolitu Slovenska II.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Nevizánsky Gabriel CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

MILT - Male Identities in La Téne period cemeteries in the Middle Danube area
Identifikácia mužov na laténskych pohrebiskách v strednom Podunajsku
Program: SASPRO
Project leader: doc. Ramsl Peter Christoph
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018

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Kelti, Rimania a Germáni. vidiecke osady a sídla elity
Program: VEGA
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Březinová Gertrúda CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

Corpus of te early medieval hillforts in Slovakia
Korpus včasnostredovekých hradísk Slovenska
Program: VEGA
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Annotation:Project is focused on a discinctive phenomenon during the early Middle Ages in Slovakia - Hillforts. The objective is to compile a monograph, vhich will contain significantly more knowledge, than is currently available. At the same time detailed field surveys will be conducted with the most detailed documentation, samples will be carefully selected for the dendrochronological, eventually 14C dating, geophysical survey.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

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Kríza a kolaps na pomedzí stredoveku a novoveku (sondy do problematiky v slovenskom kontexte)
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Beljak Ján PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2019

Metallurgy and non-ferrous metals use from late prehistory until early medieval age in area of Slovakia
Metalurgia a využitie farebných kovov v mladšom praveku až vo včasnom stredoveku na Slovensku
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Rajtár Ján CSc.
Annotation:Project is focused on natural-scientific, non-destructive analysis of vast database of artefacts made of non-ferrous metals, dated from the late prehistory (urnfield cultures and hallstatt culture), through proto-history (laténe, roman and great migration periods), until the early medieval period. Aim is to gather relevant information about their composition, raw material sources and processing technologies. Gathered exact data, their evaluation and comparison will serve for identification, if the raw materials used for the artefacts´ creation were local, or were gathered from other, geographically and culturally more distant regions. Results of the analyses will help to evaluate the technical level of metallurgy and general usage of non-ferrous metals by historical cultures, their economic bonds but also various cultural and civilizational influences or transfer of technological experiences and processes.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020

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Nové nálezy numizmatických pamiatok vo vzťahu k archeologickým a historickým prameňom
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Hunka Ján CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

PRISLO - Contribution of Slovakia to Economic and Social Development of Central European Urnefields
Prínos Slovenska pre hospodársky a spoločenský rozvoj stredoeurópskych popolnicových polí
Program: APVV
Project leader: PhDr. Mitáš Vladimír PhD.
Annotation:The project is focused to continue the processing of specific sources (artefacts, ecofacts and natural sources), that have passed through the archaeological transformations and were obtained on the territory of Slovakia. Based on heterogeneous material from the Late Bronze Age the project will extend findings on the evolution of prehistoric entities in this territory, having regard to the development of colour metallurgy and related contexts. The chronological framework is defined by the beginning and the end of Urnfield civilization in central Europe. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of metallurgy on economic and social development of the European Urnfields. The results of previous archaeological research excavations carried out on numerous sites of the Late Bronze Age in Slovakia clearly show the importance of these sites in that civilizational framework. An important part of the project will be therefore based on comprehensive analysis of metal artefacts from various cultures of the Late Bronze Age, but also on further ceramic and non-ceramic artefacts (e.g. stone, bone, glass), and with attempt to interpret the impact on differentiated social groups and identities. These, on territory of Slovakia, were exposed to cultural influences coming from the more developed areas of western, southern and eastern Europe. With the use of new knowledge, modern methods and involving interdisciplinary approach (anthropology, archaeobotany, paleodemography and etc.), the main ambition of the project is to highlight the importance and interconnection of domestic development with cultural development and civilizational centres of prehistoric
Project web page:http://archeol.sav.sk/index.php/sk/prinos-slovenska-pre-hospodarsky-a-spolocensky-rozvoj-stredoeuropskych-popolnicovych-poli/
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 30.6.2021

POHOPOS - Process and regularities of settlement development in mountain and foothill regions of Western Slovakia during prehistory and early historical period
Proces a zákonitosti osídlenia horských a podhorských oblastí západného Slovenska v praveku a včasnej dobe dejinnej
Program: APVV
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Březinová Gertrúda CSc.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2020

Roman fort at Iža and its position on the border of Pannonia
Rímsky tábor v Iži a jeho pozícia na hraniciach Panónie
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Rajtár Ján CSc.
Annotation:The purpose of the project is to process, interpret and publish results of the longstanding archaeological excavation of the Roman fort at Iža (distr. Komárno, SR). The fort, lying on the North-Pannonian frontier section, belonged to the border system limes romanus during the 2nd-4th cent. AD. The aim of the project is to document, analyse and interpret its architectural and development phases and selected collections of the finds from its area in a wider historical context. The project will be focused on the unique earth-and-timber phase of the fortification from the period of the marcomannic wars. The main output will be a serie of the thematic oriented monographs and studies. The results of the project will be presented at domestic and foreign conferences and to the public in a popularized form. The results will be also implemented into the classical archaeology study programmes of Trnava University.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

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Slovensko a stredné Podunajsko: vývoj od včasnej doby dejinnej po začiatok stredoveku
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Pieta Karol DrSc.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

Slovakia in the Bronze Age - Crossroad of Contemporary European Civilization
Slovensko v dobe bronzovej - križovatka súvekých európskych civilizácií
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Ožďáni Ondrej CSc.
Annotation:Based on the results of new archaeological research excavations carried out on settlements, hill-forts and burial grounds in recent decades, and a comprehensive evaluation of previously unprocessed older and unpublished field activities, the project is focused to clarify historical situation in Slovakia in more detail in the direct context of development in neighbouring and remote areas of Central Europe in the Bronze Age.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

OPSTACEN - Central Europe between the Celtic Oppida and the Ancient Slavic Centres of Power
Stredná Európa medzi keltskými oppidami a staroslovanskými centrami
Program: APVV
Project leader: PhDr. Pieta Karol DrSc.
Annotation:Geographic and communication attributes, and raw material sources of Slovakia constituted the remarkable preconditions within the Central Europe for establishment of over-regional centres of power. Analyses, evaluation, and comparison of Celtic, Germanic, and Ancient Slavic settlement of our territory will enable an access for expert as well as public audience to the unique sites of European importance.
Duration: 1.7.2015 - 28.6.2019

The medieval village and its background
Stredoveká dedina a jej zázemie
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Bednár Peter CSc.
Annotation:The project focuses on processing newly acquired material sources concerning development of mediaeval villages in the territory of Slovakia. Its aim is to analyse and present results of more extensive field studies dedicated to the mediaeval rural settlement (Nededza, Figa, Trenčín-Biskupice, Nitra – Párovské Háje, etc.), feudal settlements (Figa), sacral buildings, cemeteries, and objects linked with an economic background of a mediaeval village (fields, roads, exploitation of natural resources in the surroundings of a village).
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

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Stredoveká Nitra v hmotných prameňoch
Program: APVV
Project leader: PhDr. Hanuliak Milan DrSc.
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 30.6.2021

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Štruktúra a dynamika osídlenia v závere eneolitu a v staršej dobe bronzovej v severozápadnej časti Karpatskej kotliny
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Prof. PhDr. Bátora Jozef DrSc.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018

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Úloha materiálnej kultúry pri formovaní ekonomických, sociálnych a interetnických väzieb v stredovekých komunitách
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Hanuliak Milan DrSc.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

Development and changes of settlement structures of the Upper Tisza river basin in prehistory and early history
Vývoj a premeny sídliskových štruktúr horného Potisia v praveku a v rannej dobe dejinnej.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Horváthová Eva PhD.
Annotation:The suggested project reviews the latest knowledge obtained in several domestic and international projects focused exclusively on investigation of the Slovak regions of the Upper Tisza river basin. Thus, it provides continuity of scientific research within the currently studied topics related to some factors influencing changes in the development of multicultural populations from the earliest Stone Ages to the early history in this geographical territory. Simultaneously, it compares selected environmental and social parameters of the dynamics of settlement in the Lučenec-Košice Depression, sets them in a wider cultural-historical context and studies suggested trends in settlement strategies.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

Projects total: 42