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Archaeological investigations

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.02.00  Humanities  Archaeology   
6.01.00  Humanities  Historiography   

Code Science Field
H340  Humanities  Archaeology 

Code Science Field
6.01  Humanities  History and Archaeology 
Paleolithic, Neolithic, Eneolithic, Metal Ages, Antiquity, Epigraphy, Late Antiquity, Early Middle Ages, documentation systems, data collection, preservation and presentation of the cultural heritage, valorization of the cultural landscape, methodology of research work.
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (23)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  18462  PhD Maja Andrič  Archaeology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  218 
2.  02065  PhD Dragan Božič  Archaeology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  339 
3.  06453  PhD Ladislav Ciglenečki  Archaeology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  516 
4.  04622  Andreja Dolenc Vičič  Archaeology  Technical associate  2011 - 2013  17 
5.  05834  PhD Janez Dular  Archaeology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  215 
6.  23506  PhD Lucija Grahek  Humanities  Junior researcher  2009  134 
7.  08057  PhD Jana Horvat  Archaeology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  299 
8.  28434  Ivan Marija Hrovatin  Archaeology  Junior researcher  2009 - 2011  26 
9.  17539  Dragica Knific Lunder    Technical associate  2009 - 2011  164 
10.  18894  Marta Tamara Korošec    Technical associate  2014 
11.  36393  PhD Elena Leghissa  Archaeology  Junior researcher  2013 - 2014  97 
12.  27602  PhD Tina Milavec  Archaeology  Junior researcher  2009  151 
13.  15298  PhD Zvezdana Modrijan  Archaeology  Researcher  2013 - 2014  79 
14.  17540  Breda Pavčič Justin    Technical associate  2009 - 2014 
15.  15300  PhD Primož Pavlin  Archaeology  Researcher  2013 - 2014  118 
16.  09461  PhD Andrej Pleterski  Archaeology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  601 
17.  33357  PhD Anja Ragolič  Humanities  Junior researcher  2010 - 2014  94 
18.  06464  PhD Marjeta Šašel Kos  Archaeology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  460 
19.  27737  PhD Benjamin Štular  Archaeology  Researcher  2013 - 2014  261 
20.  06917  PhD Snežana Tecco Hvala  Archaeology  Researcher  2013 - 2014  95 
21.  27513  PhD Tjaša Tolar  Humanities  Researcher  2009 - 2014  249 
22.  20222  PhD Borut Toškan  Humanities  Researcher  2009 - 2014  394 
23.  15155  PhD Anton Velušček  Humanities  Head  2009 - 2014  352 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  61,799 
The main focus of the program is oriented towards basic research, to acquiring new knowledge about the development of man and society in the earliest periods of Slovenian history. As the program is multi-layered, an important segment is represented by the creation and examination of new methods of research, the analysis of data bases and documentation systems, as well as gaining new knowledge about the settlement structures, social processes, and the economy and lifestyle of the populations that dwelled from prehistory to the early Middle Ages in the southeastern Alpine region. The program incorporates the following contexts: Paleolithic investigations: final phase of the Divje babe I project; multi-disciplinary research, analysis and publication of the new Mesolithic site at Viktorjev spodmol. Neolithic and Eneolithic: wood sampling at the pile dwelling sites at the Ljubljansko barje; sample trenching and processing of the fine materials from the pile dwelling sites. Bronze and Early Iron Ages: evaluation of the material finds and data from the sample trenching at upland settlements in the Dolenjska region. Late Iron Age: collection and interpretation of archaeological sources concerning the history of the La Tene period and intra-regional studies of aceramic finds from the La Tene and Roman periods. Roman period: topography and further completion of the database of archaeological sites in Ptuj; the artisan's quarter in Rabelčja vas; the romanization of western and central Slovenia; archaeological investigations of the high mountains in the Kamniške Alpe. Late Antiquity: Late Antiquity settlement structure; Early Christian architecture; barbarian fragments within the context of the romanized substrata in the eastern Alpine area; investigations and processing of material finds from the Late Antiquity site at Tonovcov grad. Early Middle Ages: typological chronology of the burial goods, typological chronology of settlement finds and research of settlement structures. Epigraphy and Roman history: historical-philological commentary and evaluation of Strabo's Geography; further investigations of Roman inscriptions throughout Slovenia; history of Celeia in light of epigraphical monuments. Paleo-ecological investigations: a study of the development of the paleo-environment in Slovenia and neighboring countries during the late quaternary - multi-disciplinary investigations will be focused especially on the areas of the Ljubljansko barje, Bela krajina and the Bled area. Our investigations will be built on data acquired through archaeological excavation of sites, cemeteries, topographic surveys, revisions of the archaeological material finds in museum depositories and the collection of old archaeological documentation for the archives. Standardized methods will be applied for the drawn and written documentation, and wherever applicable, the documentation process will be further supplemented with an informational procedure all to the form of a classified digital record. The archaeological analyses will be further supplemented with investigations of the paleo-environment. Archaeological sediments will be correlated and the influence human activity upon the environment determined. The appropriate anthropological, osteozoological, palynological, carpological, sedimentological, physical and chemical analyses will also be carried out. The pertinent infrastructure (for the Natural and Cultural Heritage) will execute the research program, as field research, laboratories and databases are essential for the successful rendition of such a program. The work of the infrastructure will encompass archaeological documentation systems (ARKAS, ZBIVA, LIBERA, the primary catalogue of archaeological literature, the collection of written documentation, the collection of illustrated documentation, the collection of material finds, epigraphic collection), field research (mobile documentation centers, laboratories) and prospecting snapsh...
Significance for science
Archaeology is a scientific discipline in the field of Humanities which plays a decisive role in creating awareness of human development and activities in the remote past periods. According to this fact a critical distance is established opposing ideological and mythic explanations of past developments which still have a great influence on the actual relations in the modern society. In the attempt to go beyond actual state borders which don’t correspond with the past frontiers between archaeologically defined groups we extend our research on a broad area of the eastern Alps and western Balkans. However the research programme ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH as it is proposed represents a very important segment of archaeological research on the territory of the central Europe.
Significance for the country
The research programme ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH is complex and it binds all necessary types of research approaches which have to be performed by the Institute of Archaeology at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) as the National Research Institution in the field of the archaeology. The extent of the research programme is wide. It cover the topics from the questions concerning methodology, creating databases and publishing archaeological artefacts to the syntheses dealing with socio-economic processes and development of the societies from the Prehistory to the Early Middle Ages. The importance of the programme shall be seen also in rising sensitivity about the meaning of national identity, protecting and presenting the cultural heritage and in valorisation of the cultural landscape. The research programme is also incorporated into the research programmes of the two Slovenian Universities and it has an educative importance.
Audiovisual sources (1)
no. Title (with video link) Event Source
1. Archaeological investigations  Promotional video of research programme on Videolectures  Research programme video presentation 
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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