Včasnostredoveké sídlisko v Brne-Medlánkach

Title in English Early medieval settlement in Brno-Medlánky


Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Přehled výzkumů
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web https://www.arub.cz/wp-content/uploads/PV-62_2_02.pdf
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.47382/pv0622-04
Keywords Early Middle Ages; rural settlement; Moravia; material culture; metallurgy
Description The presented article examines the early medieval settlement in Brno-Medlánky. The archaeological finds were evaluated to obtain settlement spatial development and to reveal the practical, social and natural dimension of the settlement after the synthesis of the evidence. The relevance of the site in relation to early medieval Brno was also considered. The large quantity of ceramics, which was essential for this research, was processed using the database of J. Macháček. This enabled me to date the settlement between the 6th/7th to the 9th/10th century and, based on quantification, to characterise the morphological and technological fea-tures of the complex. The archaeological material was also compared with the material from other similar sites. The results of this analysis were acquired from data in the graphs, figures and quantification tables. The other findings were processed using descriptive models. Scien-tific analyses have proven the presence of blacksmithing and iron metallurgy at the site. Agri-cultural activities and processing of leather and textile were also documented at the site. The typical cumulative structure was evaluated within the framework of spatial analyses, together with the form and spatial development of the settlement. Moreover, the article deals with the complete skeletons of two dogs and one horse, and the human skeleton found in a storage pit. The complete animal skeletons were probably deposited for hygienic reasons; the human skeleton possibly proves an execution.
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