Středověká úpravna rud u Koječína na Českomoravské vrchovině : K poznání technologií produkce stříbra ve státě posledních Přemyslovců

Title in English Medieval ore mill near Koječín, in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands : A contribution to the study of silver production technologies in the state of the last Přemyslids
Authors

HRUBÝ Petr KOŠŤÁL Martin MALÝ Karel TĚSNOHLÍDEK Jakub

Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Archaeologia Historica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
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Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5817/AH2019-2-19
Keywords silver mining; 13th century; Bohemian Moravian Highlands
Description This contribution presents research into a 13th-century ore-processing complex involved in the production of silver. Test digs centred on a system of slag heaps in a permanently water-filled environment. The mined and cleaned ore was investigated and analysed, and technogennous deposits with traces of grinding and washing were documented. Wood cut after the mid-13th century was preserved in the form of objects. The wood can be divided into felled forest growth and timber subsequently used for construction. The investigated structure can be interpreted as the remains of a medieval polymetallic ores mill producing ore concentrate. Of the technology chain, the sizing of ores, the crushing, grinding and gravitation separation processes were recorded.
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