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Institute: Institute of Archaeology

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: Inter-academic agreement
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.
Duration: 7.1.2019 - 31.12.2021

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

Dohoda o spolupráci medzi AÚ SAV a Univerzitou Christian Albrechts v Kieli
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: PhDr. Cheben Ivan CSc.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2020

Dohoda o spolupráci medzi AÚ SAV a Univerzitou v Kolíne
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2020

Cooperation with the Institute of History Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Dohoda o spolupráci s Historickým ústavom Čínskej akadémie sociálnych vied
Program: Bilateral - other
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: Bilateral - other
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: Bilateral - other
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: Bilateral - other
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Kaminská Ľubomíra DrSc.
Duration: 4.7.2016 - 4.7.2020

Collaborative research agreement between Bibracte EPCC a AÚ SAV
Dohoda o vzájomnej spolupráci medzi Bibracte EPCC a AÚ SAV
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: Mgr. Milová Beáta
Duration: 27.6.2018 - 26.6.2022

Exploring Bronze Age Society: The rise and fall of fortified settlement in Spišský Štvrtok (Slovakia)
Exploring Bronze Age Society: The rise and fall of fortified settlement in Spišský Štvrtok (Slovakia)
Program: Other
Project leader: Mgr. Oravkinová Dominika PhD.
Annotation:The project thematically focusses on the fortified settlement in Spišský Štvrtok from the turn of the Early Bronze Age to the Middle Bronze Age, which is situated at the foothills of the Western Carpathians in North-Eastern Slovakia. The site has long been the focal point of the professional community due to large-scale systematic excavations that have placed this locality on the list of pivotal sources required to obtain knowledge about the phenomenon of fortified settlements in Central–Eastern Europe. The potential of this settlement is emphasised by a rare collection of archaeological records that contribute to solving wider social questions pertaining to the Late Prehistoric Period. The representativeness of the material culture provides motivation to further undertake a cross-disciplinary analysis. Modes of production and differences in the selection of manufacturing techniques reflect environmental as well as socio-economic, cultural and chronological parameters. Standardised or unique production processes, tool work schemes and their causal relations reflect the characteristics of the local technical system, which seems to be the key element in reconstructing the socio-economic relations of past communities. The transmission of elements of technical systems may be a crucially important indication in interpreting the social relations of communities from various settlements across the Carpathian macro-region. In recent years, the issue of stone walls dating, which are a part of the site fortification, has been highly discussed. As sporadic findings don’t exclude its association with the La Tène Age, evidence supporting their exact dating to the Early Bronze Age is absent. Conducting a revisory excavation to verify stratigraphic relations and obtaining samples, which can be dated using the methods of absolute chronology, seems essential in resolving the questionable dating. Their classification within the Bronze Age might present another proof of the sophistication of the contemporary population.
Duration: 1.10.2019 - 31.1.2021

Kuwajt-Slovak excavation agreement archeological survey and excavation in Failaka Island
Kuvajtsko-slovenská dohoda o archeologickom výskume na ostrove Failaka
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Duration: 21.2.2019 - 21.2.2020

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.
Program: Horizon 2020
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.
Duration: 1.5.2019 - 30.4.2022

Rámcová zmluva o poskytovaní služieb - AMS 14C datovanie archeologických vzoriek - Foundation of the A. Mickiewicz University
Program: Inter-institute agreement
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Duration: 1.10.2015 - 31.12.2020

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
Program: Bilateral - other
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.
Duration: 1.8.2013 - 31.12.2028

Visualize to Valorize – For a better utilisation of hidden archaeological heritage in Central Europe
Vizualizovať a valorizovať pre lepšie využitie skrytého archeologického dedičstva v strednej Európe
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Annotation:Cultural heritage is at the heart of what it means to be European and it is being discovered by both governments and citizens as a means of improving economic performance, people’s lives and living environments. Indeed archaeological (arch.) heritage is also now widely appreciated as an essential part of Europe’s underlying socio-economic, cultural and natural capital. This is a significant change in focus as the protection of arch. findings and sites have traditionally been regarded as costs to society. Central Europe has a broad diversity of arch. heritage partly excellently developed and utilized. However, a broad share of this heritage - even of international importance - is very often hardly visible and tangible for the public and faces increasing menaces. In addition, inherent potentials for regional development lie idle and are waiting to become unveiled. But only archaeology, as prime owner of knowledge and information, may introduce those hidden pearls for economic use and implementation. Hence, Virtual Arch will contribute to a sustainable use and protection of non-visible and little known archaeological heritage underground or submerged by increasing the capacities of public actors in the field of archaeological heritage protection on presentation by introducing innovative visualization approaches and methods such as trend-setting ICT&Virtual Reality (VR) tools. This introduces hidden arch. heritage as stimulant for regional growth and employment in new industries. Efforts to address valorization of invisible arch. heritage via visualization cannot be taken by countries and regions in isolation if they are to be effective. Participating regions are facing same challenges and share same aims and objectives. However, local framework conditions, methods and techniques applied are still different. Transnational cooperation will support the development of respective solutions by development of standard procedures, common tools and knowledge exchange.
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 30.6.2020

Zmluva o vedeckej spolupráci medzi Mariupolskou štátnou univezitou - Ukrajina a Archeologickým ústavom SAV - SR
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Ruttkay Matej CSc.
Duration: 9.5.2019 - 9.5.2023

The total number of projects: 16