On May 14th–17th
2019 the jubilee 20th annual conference about the Late Iron Age in
Central Europe Kelti / The Celts / Die Kelten 2019 took place.
The event, organized with the support by SAS Institute of Archaeology, Slovak Research and Development Agency within the contract No. 14-0842, project VEGA No. 2/0001/18, Slovak Archaeological Society by SAS, and Anton Točík Foundation, have been hosted in Stará Lesná in SAS Congress centre Academia.
58 researchers on the La Tène Period from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Rumania, France, and Australia participated. The scientific program of the conference was enriched by the excursion focused on the monuments of the Spiš region.
Institute of Archaeology
of the Slovak Academy of Sciences invites for the lecture by Zuzana Chovanec, Ph.D., U.S. Fulbright
Scholar – From
poppies in the field to slumberous dreams: Investigating the history of the
opium poppy in Central Europe and beyond
The opium poppy, Papaver somniferum L., represents one of the most widely used psychoactive and medicinal substances in human history. The fact that it is a significant agricultural resource, has a complex botanical history, and its small physical remains complicates the archeological investigation of its use. Building on previous research in the eastern Mediterranean, the complex relationship between the opium poppy and humans is reexamined in light of new evidence from Slovakia and Central Europe.
lecture will take place on February 20 2019 at 14:00 in the Institute of
Archaeology SAS, Akademická 2, Nitra, in the lecture room at the ground floor.
The 16th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on
Graphics and Cultural Heritage (EG GCH), Vienna, Austria, November 12-15, 2018
Alena BISTÁKOVÁ | Elena BLAŽOVÁ |
Peter BEDNÁR | Matej RUTTKAY, Slovakia
AN EVIDENCE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES IN SLOVAKIA
Keywords: evidence of archaeological
activities, digitizing, database, ISAU, Slovakia
Abstract: In 1939, the
Institute of Archaeology at the Slovak Academy of Sciences began developing a
central register of archaeological activities in Slovakia. The primary database
of the register comprises research reports of archaeological activities and
other written records related to archaeological finds. This database is
directly linked to photographic archives that document field activities and
archaeological artefacts. The research depositories of the Institute record
hundreds of thousands of finds divided into databases of vessels, small finds,
pottery, anthropological material, archaeobotanical samples, animal bones, etc.
these databases contained so much information, it was necessary to prepare a
central, mutually interrelated geoinformational structure. Thus, we developed
an application that allows simple and fast access to the information. The
application can be modified to add new data fields or data sets, and the system
integrates various types of databases and digital supplementary materials. In
addition, the system includes a database of archaeological artefacts from
specific times and places. The application can track an artefact on the basis
of its storage codes, current place of loan, or restoration documentation. It
permits online editing of individual entries within a predefined personal
manager interface, provides opportunities for scientific research, and allows
analyses using multiple search criteria.
of this project was to develop an information and communication centre that
includes a database of archaeological and relevant spatial data from Slovakia.
The system is designed for the scientific and general community, as well as for
local municipalities, to ensure that archaeological finds are more thoroughly
protected and used in education, tourism, and other activities.
first – trial – version of the geoinformational system is currently available
on the Geoportal.sk website.
VirtualArch is a international project aiming to settle the current trends in presentation of unseen archaeological heritage by a modern and innovative tools, like 3D modelling, augmented or virtual reality. One of the conferences, now held in Nitra, will focus on volunteers and public and their role in the monument preservation and presentation.
Diversity of Identities in Prehistory, Early History and Presence
Institute of Archaeolog SAS, Nitra
Akademická 2, 94921 Nitra, Slovakia
29.-30. 10. 2018
The archaeology of personal identities has firmly established age, gender and status as relevant categories of investigation.
In 2016 we organized a workshop in Klement-Oberleis in Lower Austria under the topic of “Multiple femininities – multiple masculinities: the diversity of gendered identities in the Bronze and Iron Ages”. This year, as the final act of the SASPRO Project “Male Identities in La Tène Cemeteries in the Middle Danube Area”, it is time to expand the field from prehistory also to early history and our present days. Next to different “archaeological identities”, we want to ask about “Identity of archaeology”, hence the identity of archaeologists.
For almost two centuries the Cuman-Qïpchaq Tribal community enjoyed an unchallenged domination over the steppes of Western Eurasia, which became to be known as the Cuman Field (Dasht-i Qipchāq, Pole Polovetskoe, Cumania). However, this favorable situation dramatically changed in the first decades of the 13th c., when the advancing Mongol armies started a series of campaigns aimed at the subjugation of the numerous nomadic inhabitants of the Cuman Field. Motivated by their project for pan-nomadic empire and worried by the possible repercussions of the stubborn Cuman-Qïpchaq resistance among other steppe dwellers, the Chinggisids put every effort to impose their authority over these tribes.
The present lecture of Dr. Konstantin Golev, researcher from the Institute of History of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and adjoin researcher from the St. Kliment Ohridski University in Sofia, will examine the contrast models of behavior, adopted by the various Cuman-Qïpchaq groupings in the face of the inevitable Mongol menace.
The lecture will take place on February 14 2018 at 14.00 in the SAS Institute of Archaeology, Akademická 2 in Nitra.
It is a great honour to invite you to participate in our conference, which will be focused on archaeological aspects and on topics concerning ancient history and history of art and religion.
International conference organized on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the re-established Trnava University in Trnava and the 20th anniversary of the Department of Classical Archaeology with cooperation Institute of Archaeology SAS
In the name of the Institute of Archaeology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Nitra, Slovakia) and the National Council for Culture, Arts & Letters (State of Kuwait) we would like to invite you to the conference
“Archaeology of Failaka and Kuwaiti coast – current research“
The conference will be held on 3rd to 6th October 2016 in the Institute of Archaeology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Nitra, Slovakia).
Theme of conference: The archaeological research of the Failaka Island and of the Kuwaiti coast; the underwater archaeology of the north coastline of Failaka
Language of conference: English
Organizers: The Institute of Archaeology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Nitra, Slovakia; National Council for Culture, Arts & Letters (NCCAL), State of Kuwait.