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Collegium Historicum UAM, Morasko Campus.

Laboratory of the Bronze Age Mediterranean Archaeology  

On the 1st of September 2008 by order of His Magnificence of the Rector of Adam Mickiewicz University, in the Institute of Prahistory the Laboratory of Mediterranean Bronze Age Archaeology was formed. On manager of this Laboratory has been appointed the Professor AMU Janusz Czebreszuk (the first term of office, to the year 2012).

The Laboratory concentrates on the problems of the widely comprehended Bronze Age, involving in his studies the whole area of Europe, especially the oldest civilizations of the urban type on our continent, namely the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures. 

The thematics are undertaken which show the specificity of the Bronze Age, as a stage of prehistory in which our continent created a more compact,  cultural-civilizational entity than in later stages of history. There existed then a network of active far-reaching regional connections which extended from Jutland to Aegean, from the Carpathian Basin to Portugal, from the British Isles to Italy, within the framework of which circulated people, ideas and products. In so widely presented a context the activities of the Laboratory are concentrating on several problems. They are as follows: 

  1. Cultural relations between the Aegean and Central Europe during the II millennium BC (J. Czebreszuk, P. Suchowska, M. Jaeger).
  2. The problem of fortified settlements in Southern and Central Europe during the Bronze Age (J. Czebreszuk, M. Jaeger, M. Szyd³owski).
  3. The role of amber in Mycenaean culture and his relations with the Northern Europe (J. Czebreszuk).
  4. The problems of transition from the Eneolithic/Chalkolithic to the Bronze Age on Southern Balkans (J. Czebreszuk, M. Kufel).
  5. The role of the Bell Beaker phenomenon in the origins of European Bronze Age (J. Czebreszuk, £. Pospieszny).
A very important component part of the Laboratory's activity is methodical problems of archaeological fieldwork, especially non-invasive methods and the digitalization of excavations. In the Laboratory the following problems in this range are undertaken:
  1. The application of geomagnetic method in  non-invasive survey on different types of archaeological objects (J. Czebreszuk, M. Jaeger, £. Pospieszny).
  2. The adaptation of modern methods of excavation  (the use of Total Station, the photogrammetry, the  three-dimensional photography, the direct digitalization of data on the archaeological site) (J. Czebreszuk, M. Jaeger, £. Pospieszny).


The list of the Laboratory staff:

Prof. UAM dr hab. Janusz Czebreszuk (Head)

Mgr Mateusz Jaeger
Mgr Mariusz Kufel
Mgr £ukasz Pospieszny

Website: http://praeuro.amu.edu.pl
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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