AEA_56 Material Culture of Bronze Age and Hallstatt

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Adam Gašpar (lecturer)
Mgr. Marek Novák (lecturer)
Mgr. Klára Šabatová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Mgr. Jiří Macháček, Ph.D.
Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Šibíčková
Supplier department: Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Thu 12:00–13:40 T227
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/50, only registered: 0/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The goal of the seminar is to familiarize the students with the typical inventory from the Bronze Age to Hallstatt. Examples of finds will be demonstrated in the chronological order to illustrate either the sequence of development or discontinuity material culture. In the seminars the student will acquire knowledge of both settlement and grave finds through the departmental collections.
  • Syllabus 1. Early and Middle Bronze Age pottery
  • 2. Urnfield period pottery
  • 3. Hallstatt Pottery
  • 4. Introduction to the raw material resources for the production of bronze. Prehistoric necklaces, ribs. Horizons of hoards. Products made of bronze sheet (sheet vessels). Protective armour (suit of armour, helmet, greaves, shield, gloves)
  • 5. Bronze and iron needles
  • 6. Bronze and Hallstatt period brooches
  • 7. Copper, bronze and iron daggers
  • 8. Swords with full cast and tongue-shaped handle
  • 9. Copper and bronze battle axes. Copper and bronze axes and hammers. Chisels.
  • 10. Copper and bronze knives. Reaping hooks. Razors. Spear, javelin.
  • 11. Personal ornaments (earrings, bracelets, anklets, turbans, neck rings and necklaces, diadems, bosses and tutuli, pendants)
  • 12. Visit of the MZM exhibition
  • 13. Course-unit credit.
  • ČUJANOVÁ, Eva. Archeologie pravěkých Čech. Edited by Jan Bouzek - Luboš Jiráň. Praha: Archeologický ústav AV ČR, 2008. 265 s. ISBN 9788086124780. info
  • DRDA, Petr. Archeologie pravěkých Čech. Edited by Natalie Venclová. Praha: Archeologický ústav AV ČR, 2008. 173 s. ISBN 9788086124797. info
  • Bronzové depoty střední až pozdní doby bronzové na Moravě a ve Slezsku. Edited by Milan Salaš. 1. vyd. Brno: Moravské zemské muzeum, 2005. 499 s. ISBN 8070282126. info
  • Bronzové depoty střední až pozdní doby bronzové na Moravě a ve Slezsku. Edited by Milan Salaš. 1. vyd. Brno: Moravské zemské muzeum, 2005. 532 s. ISBN 8070282118. info
  • PALÁTOVÁ, Hana and Milan SALAŠ. Bronzezeitliche Gefässdepotfunde in Mähren und benachbarten Gebieten. Vyd. 1. Brno: Ústav archeologické památkové péče, 2002. 194 s. ISBN 80-86399-08-7. info
  • PODBORSKÝ, Vladimír. Pravěké dějiny Moravy. Edited by Jaromír Kubíček. V Brně: Muzejní a vlastivědná společnost, 1993. 543 s. ISBN 8085048450. info
  • FURMÁNEK, Václav, Ladislav VELIAČIK and Jozef VLADÁR. Slovensko v dobe bronzovej. 1. vyd. Bratislava: VEDA vydavateľstvo Slovenskej akadémie vied, 1991. 406 s. ISBN 8022403504. info
Teaching methods
lectures, shows of departmental collections
Assessment methods
Completion Requirements for the course-unit credit are: - Adequate participation at the seminar - Self-study based on the recommended literature (in the study materials to the subject) - Course-unit test/examination: In case of an unsatisfactory participation at the instruction and the individual study: - Elaboration of a three-page seminary work; the student will choose the theme according to his/her interest and prove a safe knowledge of the Bronze Age and Hallstatt material culture issues and a perfect work with literature. The seminary work has to be delivered prior to the course-unit credit week.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Pro udělení zápočtu je třeba aktivní účast na semináři a dosažení dostatečného počtu bodů v zápočtovém testu.
The course is taught annually.
General note: dvě seminární skupiny po max. 25 studentech.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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