Transformation of the Burgher House in the 13th Century (Brno-Prague-Wroclaw)

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019
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Internal investigator/coinvestigator: 
Lenka Lisá
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is coinvestigator
External investigator/coinvestigator: 
Archaia Brno
Internal collaborators: 
Šárka Matoušková

The project investigates the metamorphoses of urban constructions in the course of the 13th centruy, particularly the transition from non-masonry to masonry houses. Its main objective is the analysis of the results of archaeological and building-historical research from Brno, as well as from Prague, Wroclaw and Jihlava, in terms of chronology, typology, layout, ethnicity, etc. The project involves the comparative study and characteristics of the earliest burgher constructions in Central and eastern Europe before the 14th century. Emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach regarding the technology of the buildings, guaranteed by the participation of ethnologists. Another target of the project is a major shift in the interpretation of the excavated contexts. A key part is the analysis of an extensive series of samples of fills and floors by means of the geoarchaeological method. The application of this method will elucidate, in particular, the function and length of use of some of the unearthed structures. The main outcome of the project is a collective monograph in English.