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ARPSAS - Archaeology of Poland and Slovakia from the Late Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages

Archeológia Poľska a Slovenska od sklonku antiky do vrcholného stredoveku

Duration: 7. 1. 2019 - 31. 12. 2021
Program: Medziakademická dohoda (MAD)
Project leader: PhDr. Šalkovský Peter DrSc.
Annotation:The project aims at solving current problems of development roman barbaric and medieval society in the Middle Danubian cultural area and areas of Poland on the basis of archaeological sources.

Collaborative research agreement between Bibracte EPCC a AÚ SAV

Dohoda o vzájomnej spolupráci medzi Bibracte EPCC a AÚ SAV

Duration: 27. 6. 2018 - 26. 6. 2022
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: Mgr. Milová Beáta

Europe Through Textiles: European Network for an integrated and interdisciplinary field in the Humanities

Europe Through Textiles: European Network for an integrated and interdisciplinary field in the Humanities

Duration: 13. 10. 2020 - 12. 10. 2024
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Štolcová Tereza PhD.
Annotation:The scholarly vision is to re-write European history based on its massive production, trade, consumption and reuse of textiles and dress. The goal is to identify expertise across time in sustainable textile practices. For this purpose, ITCs are crucial for their experience in ancient techniques and cultural heritage in textile craft. EuroWeb offers multiple theoretical and practical training schools, mentors, targeted career development masterclasses for the ECIs, with the aim to increase EU funding for ITC scholars and ECIs. Each year, EuroWeb aims to host large international textile and dress conferences in the ITCs, to highlight their collections, capacities and scholarship. EuroWeb enables collaborations between researchers, engineers, scholars and other stakeholders and business by providing a platform for them to collaborate, co-create projects and training schools, and foster trust and shared ideas. Deliverables include collaborative publications, research workshops, theoretical reflection and advancement, digital infrastructure, EuroWeb digital Atlas, films and podcasts, and intense mentoring, training and career development for ECIs.
Project web page:https://www.cost.eu/cost-action/europe-through-textiles-network-for-an-integrated-and-interdisciplinary-humanities/#tabs|Name:overview

Examination of prehistoric skeletal samples from the Neolithic period in southwest Slovakia

Examination of prehistoric skeletal samples from the Neolithic period in southwest Slovakia

Duration: 0. 0. 0000 - 31. 12. 2024
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: PhDr. Cheben Ivan CSc.

iNEAL - Integrating Neandertal Legacy: From Past to Present

Integrácia neandertálskeho dedičstva: Od minulosti po súčasnosť

Duration: 15. 10. 2020 - 14. 10. 2024
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Nemergut Adrián PhD.
Annotation:The main aim and objective of the Action is to build a long term, interdisciplinary network of scientists from various European countries with mutual goals: re-evaluating Neandertal heritage (biological and cultural), assessing the „missing“ data, pinpointing relevant questions in the light of new developments (e.g. technical advances) and creating data sharing platform. This will be achieved through the specific objectives detailed in the Technical Annex. The aim will be solve in four working groups (WG 1: The fossil data, WG 2: Cultural data, WG 3: Molecular data, WG 4: From past to present). Institute of Archaeology belongs to WG 2.
Project web page:https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA19141/#tabs|Name:overview

HistoGenes - Integrating genetic, archaeological and historical perspectives on Eastern Central Europe, 400-900 AD.

Integrating genetic, archaeological and historical perspectives on Eastern Central Europe, 400-900 AD.

Duration: 1. 3. 2020 - 1. 3. 2026
Program: Horizont 2020
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Annotation:The core objectives of the project are to explore the impact of mobility on early medieval populations, refine the methods of archaeogenetic research, and establish a multidisciplinary model for future research. Institute of Archaeology SAS is an associated partner of ELTE, with whom the bilaterla agreement was signed on the cooperation on given project. IA SAS will provide selection and will submit the samples of human bone material from selected archaeological sites in Slovakia.

Kuwajt-Slovak excavation agreement archeological survey and excavation in Failaka Island

Kuvajtsko-slovenská dohoda o archeologickom výskume na ostrove Failaka

Duration: 21. 2. 2019 - 21. 2. 2022
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.

BELT - From the Late Roman Border to the Barbarian Hinterland: A Study of Leather and Textile Objects Found in Germanic Elite Graves of the 4th and 5th Centuries AD, with a Focus on the Territory of Slovakia

Od neskororímskej hranice po barbarské vnútrozemie: štúdium kožených a textilných predmetov nájdených v germánskych elitných hroboch zo 4. a 5. storočia nášho letopočtu, so zameraním na územie Slovenska.

Duration: 1. 5. 2019 - 30. 4. 2022
Program: Iné
Project leader: Mgr. Štolcová Tereza PhD.
Annotation:The BELT project (Barbarian Elite Leather Textiles) proposes an innovative and comprehensive scientific approach to an analysis and reassessment of leather and textile finds from Germanic elite graves in Slovakia dated to the Late Roman and Early Migration Periods (4th and 5th centuries AD). The core of the project is the unique double-chambered wooden grave from Poprad-Matejovce, where a blend of Barbaric and Roman elements is evident, also in the leather and textile finds. The main objectives are to provide new insights into the manufacturing technology of these objects in relation to other contemporary elite graves, to identify their function, and to develop a method of recognising and differentiating the expression of the status via leather and textile goods. Leather is an understudied material in the archaeological sources in Slovakia and thus the project is crucial for Slovak archaeology. Since there are no experts in the analysis of archaeological leather or textiles in Slovakia, during the planned scholarship at the Centre for Textile Research (CTR) at the University of Copenhagen and at the Danish National Museum, I wanted to gain practical experience and technical training. I would therefore like to broaden my knowledge of textile fibre analysis within the Slovak Academy of Sciences - Seal of Excellence project by identifying skin types and to learn about modern analysis techniques such as proteomics or genomics. The BELT project will thus build up a solid basis for the methods of systematic research on leather and textiles in Slovakia and beyond. Given the focus on archaeological leather, the project will constitute a new research domain, that is highly relevant also in a wider European context. Within the project, I will strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration not only between the researchers in Slovakia, but also with specialised institutions in Europe. Given that the project is not feasible in its entirety, as originally submitted in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Individual Fellowships program, I reduced the project objectives to those that are feasible from Slovakia and during short-term foreign business trips.

“Scientific collaboration on the archaeogenetics and anthropology of prehistoric population from Slovakia and neighbouring countries”

Spolupráca při genetickom výskume dávných populácií so špeciálnym dôrazom na rekonštrukciu populačních zmien, zdravotného stavu dávných populácií.

Duration: 1. 1. 2018 - 31. 12. 2024
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Annotation:The Poroject is focused on scientific research of prehistoric population their changes and helth conditions.

The Dynamics of Settlement Concentration Processes and Land-use in Early Farming Communities in the North-western Carpathian Basin

The Dynamics of Settlement Concentration Processes and Land-use in Early Farming Communities in the North-western Carpathian Basin

Duration: 1. 7. 2016 - 31. 12. 2028
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: PhDr. Cheben Ivan CSc.
Annotation:Exploring processes of agglomeration and dispersion in this way involves attention drawn to socio-environmental processes of great complexity and variability in detail. Currently, our knowledge about such processes in the Neolithic and Bronze Age is still very insufficient. Even for a purely descriptive account of settlement patterns in a diachronic perspective, intensive fieldwork and data analysis within a multi-disciplinary and multi-scalar approach is necessary. It can however, be managed by a directed, intensive, and long-term effort such as that provided by a CRC. For a case study, the excellent preservation conditions in the Žitava Valley area enable us to study socio-economic and environmental processes leading to and away from social agglomerations, and social complexity among early horticulturalists and early metallurgists.

Agreement of Co-operation between IA SAS and EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY, BUDAPEST

Zmluva o spolupráci medzi AÚ SAV a EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY, BUDAPEST

Duration: 16. 12. 2019 - 16. 12. 2024
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Annotation:The two institutions shall establish and encourage mutually beneficial scientific relations based on the following activities: Establishment of joint research projects, Exchange of scientific literature produced by either or both of the parties, as well as the exchange of material on research undertaken by researchers of both institutions, • Organisation of conferences, seminars and scientific and cultural activities of mutual interest to the institutions

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Zmluva o vedeckej spolupráci medzi Mariupolskou štátnou univezitou - Ukrajina a Archeologickým ústavom SAV - SR

Duration: 9. 5. 2019 - 9. 5. 2023
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.

National Projects

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Archeológia, antropológia a pohlavie jedinca ako kľúčový atribút pre porozumenie zvykov pravekých spoločností.

Duration: 1. 1. 2020 - 31. 12. 2023
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Bc. Hukeľová Zuzana MSc., PhD.
Annotation:The project deals with social position of children in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, as well as vertical and horizontal stratification of prehistoric societies by means of palaeodemographic reconstructions. To date, despite availability of new and modern methods, only little attention has been paid to children and their position within prehistoric societies. The aim of the project is to gather new demographic data as regards Neolithic and Early Bronze Age subadults, in order to understand attitudes of the above-mentioned societies towards children. To define and verify socio-archaeological hypotheses, determination of biological sex represents a necessary analytical step. With the use of archaeological and anthropological analyses and determination of sex of subadult individuals, the project will challenge previous conclusions about the burial rite in the Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age, and provide missing information about these populations.

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.

Duration: 1. 1. 2018 - 31. 12. 2021
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.

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

Duration: 1. 1. 2018 - 31. 12. 2021
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.

Medieval Economy (6th - 13th Century)

Ekonomika stredoveku (6.-13.storočie)

Duration: 1. 1. 2020 - 31. 12. 2023
Program: VEGA
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Annotation:To reconstruct life in the Middle Ages, it is necessary to investigate the state of the economy, understand the structure of the society and recognise mutual relations between these two domains. Over past 20 years, seminal works by various medievalists, European historians and archaeologists unambiguously confirmed that economy and social structure are closely related to each other (e.g. Whickham 2007; Whickham 2015; Mc Cormic 2015). The primary of the project is to investigate and clearly define main variables leading to economic progress (respectively regress) and their relation to the social structure. This applies to the settlement in new areas, the development of craft and agriculture, the exploitation of raw materials, the grubbing up the forest and its environmental consequences, settlement, development and decline of villages, settlements and pre-urban agglomerations or fortifications. The research will cover selected areas of Slovak archaeological sites dated back to the 6 th – 12/13 th century and will compare these sites with neighbouring regions. Main outputs of the project will cover a monograph and a series of research papers.

Ethnic and cultural changes of medieval society (6th-13th centuries) in archaeological sources

Etnické a kultúrne zmeny stredovekej spoločnosti (6.-13.storočie) v archeologických prameňoch.

Duration: 1. 1. 2020 - 31. 12. 2023
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Fusek Gabriel CSc.

The landscape and settlements of the Celts and Germani Mutual relations, relations in and with the landscape

Krajina a sídla u Keltov a Germánov. Vzťahy navzájom, v krajine a ku krajine

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2024
Program: VEGA
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Březinová Gertrúda CSc.
Annotation:In the last two or three decades, the interest of researchers in the Celtic and Germanic settlements from the LaTène and Roman periods has increased. Thanks to some monographs and important studies, we know the pace of their internal evolution, character of constructions and the material culture of their inhabitants. Now, it helps to form questions exceeding the level of individual sites. Thus, we put mutual relations of the settlements in the focus of our attention, together with the relations of people to the landscape, with regard to obtaining resources in particular. The available data allow us to create various model situations of the then society’s functioning in relation to its environment. Archaeological finds provide proxy data for reconstruction of climate changes and, thus, contribute to paleoclimatology and paleohydrology, which are only developing in our conditions.

Mobility of prehistoric, protohistoric and historical communities in Slovakia and its manifestations in archaeological sources

Mobilita pravekých, protohistorických a historických spoločenstiev na Slovensku a jej prejavy v archeologických prameňoch

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2024
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Kozubová Anita PhD.
Annotation:Project aims at the research of various forms of mobility of human societies and individuals during prehistory and protohistory in Slovakia and their archaeological manifestations. The problem is observed from different aspects and from a multidisciplinary perspective (human, social and natural sciences). The main purpose is defining a theoretical research basis at observed time and space, source criticism and modelling of different forms of mobility based on archaeological and historical dates. Subsequently, the creation of central database and acquiring of new dates from anthropological and bioarchaeological material will follow. Findings obtained during the project will be beneficial for the following scientific research and they will enhance competitiveness of Slovak archaeological research towards neighbouring countries, where more scientific attention is being paid to this problem. Research outputs will be presented at international conferences and used during university .

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Mocenské centrá a ich zázemie v 8.-11. storočí.,

Duration: 1. 7. 2020 - 30. 6. 2024
Program: APVV
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.

Reflection of socio-economic changes in the structure of founding and construction of prehistoric settlements.

Odraz sociálno-ekonomických zmien v štruktúre zakladania a budovania pravekých sídlisk.

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2024
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Ďuriš Jozef PhD.
Annotation:The increased number of detected find contexts (e. g. settlement features of various character, or settlement layers) as well as settlement archaeological material which together create spatial and vertical stratigraphy from recent or rather new archaeological field surveys in prehistoric lowland/fortified settlements or hillforts carried out in the last decades or years create a need for their detailed and complex innovatory (interdisciplinary) processing and later confronting, reviewing or complementing our previous general knowledge of prehistoric settements in Slovakia. It is also important to process individual collections of prehistoric settlement material thoroughly. Adding information to and gradual summarizing of the general picture of prehistoric settlement units help us see the unsolved questions of several peculiarities of prehistoric settlements as a phenomenon more objectively.

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Poznanie hospodárstva a spoločnosti doby bronzovej v oblasti severne od stredného Dunaja, prostredníctvom archeologických a enviromentálnych prameňov

Duration: 1. 1. 2019 - 31. 12. 2022
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Prof. PhDr. Bátora Jozef DrSc.

PRISLO - Contribution of Slovakia to Economic and Social Development of Central European Urnefields

Prínos Slovenska pre hospodársky a spoločenský rozvoj stredoeurópskych popolnicových polí

Duration: 1. 7. 2017 - 30. 6. 2021
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/

ProSlo - The environment and settlement networks of late Prehistory on the example of selected periods and regions of Slovakia

Prostredie a sídliskové siete mladšieho praveku na príklade vybratých období a regiónov Slovenska .

Duration: 1. 7. 2019 - 30. 6. 2023
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Malček Róbert PhD.
Annotation:The objective of the project is monitoring of adaptation strategies of prehistoric populations in selected regions of West, Central and East Slovakia from the old Neolithic to the young/late Bronze Age, their comparison and scientific synthesis of the obtained information. The project focuses on the assessment of the settlement structure and its metamorphoses. The selected areas should show natural and social diversity which is, according to previous opinions, often expressed in dichotomy of cultural development of the Tisza river basin and the Podunajská nížina lowland. Ruptures should be accompanied by cultural changes in individual regions (extinction and origin of archaeological cultures and, besides others, beginnings of various historical epochs). In the project, these ideas will be confronted with the result of the analysis of the collected data assessed in the regional as well as supra-regional context; their validity will thus be verified on the given “sample” and conclusions regarding their similarity or difference in social structures within studied populations and their adaptation strategies will be postulated. Processing of the find fund from selected sites in the studied territory and eras will be a complementary task; this task follows from the necessity to specify our knowledge of material cultures of the given societies and will include the most complex processing of find funds from investigations in selected sites from the studied eras as well as the mobiliary obtained by terrain prospecting during the projectworks using modern analytical methods on interdisciplinary basis (anthropology, archaeobotany, 14C analyses.

Roman fort at Iža and its position on the border of Pannonia

Rímsky tábor v Iži a jeho pozícia na hraniciach Panónie

Duration: 1. 1. 2018 - 31. 12. 2021
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.

Settlement agglomeration of linear culture in the Žitava valley

Sídlisková aglomerácia kultúry lineárnej v údolí Žitavy

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2024
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Cheben Ivan CSc.
Annotation:The intensification of systematic field research and surface research, supplemented by magnetometry of large areas in the Žitava valley and its tributaries over the course of five years, provided evidence of settlement in the area between Čierne Kľačany and Úľany nad Žitavou. From the point of view of the settlement agglomeration, it is a closed geographical unit, on which extensive settlements of the linear culture and želiezovce group have been documented. The floor plans of houses with wheeled structures were identified on the captured sites, which indicate that urban elements were applied in their construction. Archaeological excavations carried out so far clearly prove that this section of Požitavia has become an extremely important area for solving issues of development of the first peasant communities. The source base obtained by the research will be continuously analyzed and published in studies that will evaluate the movable finding inventory, but other analyzes of samples will be made available within the framework of interdisciplinary research. Monitoring demographic developments is an important part of research.

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Slovensko a stredné Podunajsko: vývoj od včasnej doby dejinnej po začiatok stredoveku

Duration: 1. 1. 2018 - 31. 12. 2021
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Pieta Karol DrSc.
Annotation:Through a unified assessment of several historical periods this project aims at providing a comprehensive view on the development of Slovakia in comparison with the Middle Danube Region. It refers to successful results of previous projects implemented by this stable research team and relies on discoveries of Celtic, Germanic and Slavic centres in previous years that significantly enhanced interpretational skills of archaeology.

SLOVYSULODUWAHA - Slovak research in the Sudanese site Duweym Wad Haj

Slovenský výskum na sudánskej lokalite Duwejm Wad Hadž

Duration: 1. 8. 2018 - 31. 7. 2022
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Kovár Branislav PhD.

The medieval village and its background

Stredoveká dedina a jej zázemie

Duration: 1. 1. 2018 - 31. 12. 2021
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).

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Stredoveká Nitra v hmotných prameňoch

Duration: 1. 7. 2017 - 30. 6. 2021
Program: APVV
Project leader: PhDr. Hanuliak Milan DrSc.

Technology and economics of raw materials in the context of the development of Postpaleolithic lithic stone industries in Slovakia.

Technológia a ekonómia surovín v kontexte vývoja postpaleolitických kamenných industrií na Slovensku

Duration: 1. 1. 2019 - 31. 12. 2022
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Nemergut Adrián PhD.
Annotation:The project deals with the study of lithic stone industries from the Mesolithic and Neolithic period in Slovakia. It uses new analytical procedures and methods which are focused on technology and raw material analysis. Evaluating new data from collections from older, but mostly from recent research, will give a new look at the dynamics of technological trends and economics of raw materials in Postpaleolithic industries.

The role of material culture in the formation of economic and social relations in the Late Medieval and Post-medieval communities

Úloha materiálnej kultúry pri formovaní ekonomických a sociálnych väzieb v neskorostredovekých a novovekých komunitách

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2023
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Bielich Mário PhD.
Annotation:The goal of the project is to enhance the current knowledge of material culture and specify its role in creation of important relations between the members of various social classes of the post-medieval societies living in the eastern parts of Central Europe. The main source will be provided by the previously unprocessed material collections from the research of castles, churches as well as urban environment. Results of the analyses of this fund together with the information from the latest expert literture will create a sufficiently wide starting base necessary to clarify the economic and social relations documented also in the multiethnic environment of the late medieval and post-medieval Slovakia. The analysis will use multidisciplinary cooperation with anthropologists, archaeozoologists, geophysicists and paleobotanists.

VNrMB - Nitra County Notitia by Matthias Bel (interpretation and application)

Vedomosti Nitrianskej stolice M. Bela (interpretácia a aplikácia)

Duration: 1. 7. 2019 - 30. 6. 2023
Program: APVV
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Annotation:Matthias Bel in his work Notitia Hungariae novae historico-geographica (hereinafter referred to as the "Notitia") offered a contemporary perspective of the state, significance, reception and specific facts concerning Hungarian counties within the Habsburg Monarchy. Humanities and social sciences researchers (e.g. historians/historical geographers, philologists) in Slovakia have studied various aspects of the life and work of this representative of the Enlightement. The core of the research was represented by Bel's publishing activities, his religious life and indepth probes into author's selected works. During the past decade a bilingual (Latin-Slovak) version of the Liptov, Orava, Turiec and Trenčín County were published. However, based on the scholarly literature research, it is evident that the Notitia of a particular Slovak county (or its selected parts) has not been sufficiently analyzed and scientifically interpreted from the philological, historical or historical-geographical and ethnological point of view. Nevertheless the results of analysis and interpretation of Bel's work within the scope of these disciplines can be effectively applied for instance in the context of revitalization of regional identities on the example of the landscape and particular ethno-cultural phenomena of selected Slovak regions. The essence as well as the main objective of the project is a Slovak translation of the Latin original of the Nitra County Notitia (lat. COMITATUS NITRIENSIS) and its historical-geographical, philological and ethnographic analysis. By employing specific methods we will identify and reconstruct selected regional identities of the examined area – e.g. cultural landscape and its structure, character of settlement, a way of life or the specifics of socio-professional classification of the county population in the first half of the 18th century. The outputs of the project will have a material, analytical and application character.

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Vita intra muros - interdisciplinárny výskum hradov stredného Slovenska

Duration: 1. 8. 2018 - 30. 6. 2022
Program: APVV
Project leader: PhDr. Beljak Ján PhD.

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.

Duration: 1. 1. 2018 - 31. 12. 2021
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.

Military and horse equipment in Medieval Period

Výzbroj a výstroj bojovníka a jeho koňa v stredoveku

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2024
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Holeščák Michal PhD.
Annotation:Analysis of the chosen artefact types connected with weapons, armour and horse riding equipment, remains of military clashes and presence of armed groups in one place. From the geographical viewpoint, proposed grant rises from regional level to global context of whole Eurasia, from the chronological viewpoint the primary focus is the Medieval Period, from its Early to Late stages. Archaeological material will be analysed with use of modern methods and geographical information systems. The focus of the project is to percieve local and global development, kultural and regional specifications of weapons, armour and horse horse harness in the region north of the Danube in connection with over-regional units in their respective time periods, like the Great Moravia or the Kingdom of Hungary.

Projects total: 36