Oppidum Závist in the 21st century - New Questions, Research and Methods of Learning

BTHA supports cooperating research project of Digital Geoarchaeology with Czech Institutions (2022-2024)

The success of the International Summer School Monitoring Heritage 2021, which was organised together with Czech institutions, is also reflected in a project with the Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University in Prague, which is now starting and will run for three years.

The plan is to conduct interdisciplinary research on the fortified hilltop settlement (oppidum) of Hradiště nad Závistí (Závist for short, also known as Lhota-Točná) in the Prague West district of the Czech Republic and its surroundings. The project serves both the processing and interpretation of old excavation data and the acquisition of new geophysical and geoarchaeological data,especially for the latter the expertise of the Institute for Archaeology, Heritage Sciences and Art History (IADK) of the University of Bamberg is intended. In organisational terms, the project is designed to bring Czech and Bavarian researchers and students together, to exchange methodological knowledge and to work together on high-quality publications and presentations. In the long term, the establishment of an international archaeological research and teaching centre on the topic is planned.