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European Union


Dr. Martin Kuna

Born: 28.4.1954

Education : Studies of archaeology at the Charles University, Prague (1973-1978) and Belgrade University (1977-78), PhDr. (Prague, 1979), CSc. (2001). Research fellowships: Cambridge (1993), Berkeley (1997).

Previous projects: Ph Dr. thesis on the earliest copper metallurgy in south-eastern Europe (1977-78); large-scale rescue excavation at a multicultural prehistoric and Early Mediaeval site at Roztoky, Central Bohemia (1979-83); participation in the Cultural Triangle Project, Sri Lanka (1984); survey projects in Central Bohemia (1986-1989); Ancient Landscape Reconstruction in Bohemia (joint project of the Institute of Archaeology and the Sheffield University, 1991-1995).

Current job and projects: Institute of Archaeology, Department of Spatial Archaeology (Head of Department). The Department specialises in the development of non-destructive field methods and techniques (aerial archaeology, surface artefact survey, geophysics), maintenance of the "Archaeological Record of Bohemia" (records on excavations and finds on the territory of Bohemia) and spatial analysis of prehistoric settlement patterns. Current project on archaeological prediction.

Personal specialisation: Theory and methodology of archaeological field surveys, GIS application in archaeology, databases in archaeology, Bronze Age settlement archaeology.


Selected bibliography:

Kuna, M. 1981: Zur neolithischen und äneolithischen Kupferverarbeitung im Gebiet Jugoslawiens, Godišnjak Sarajevo 19, 13-91.

Kuna, M. 1987: Local pottery ware of Anuradhapura. A way to its classification and chronology, Památky archeologické 78, 5-66.

Kuna, M. 1989: Soziale und őkonomische Faktoren der Entwicklung der frűhen Kupfermetallurgie in Sűdost- und Mitteleuropa, Praehistorica 15 (Charles University, Prague), 33-38.

Kuna, M. 1991: The structuring of prehistoric landscape, Antiquity 65, No. 247, 332-347.

Kuna, M. (ed.) 1991: Neolitické sídliště v Roztokách – Die neolithische Siedlung in Roztoky I-II, Muzeum a současnost 10/I-II (Roztoky).

Kuna, M., Zvelebil, M., Foster, P.J., Dreslerová, D. 1993: Field survey and landscape archaeology research design: methodology of a regional field survey in Bohemia, Památky archeologické 84, 110-130.

Kuna, M. 1994: Archeologický průzkum povrchovými sběry – Archaeological survey by surface collection, Zprávy ČAS – Supplément 23.

Kuna M., Adelsbergerová D. 1995: Prehistoric location preferences: an application of GIS to the Vinořský potok project, Bohemia. In: Lock, G., Stančič, Z. (eds), Archeology and Geographical information systems, London (Taylor&Francis), 117-131.

Kuna, M., Venclová, N. (eds.) 1995: Whither archaeology? Papers in honour of Evžen Neustupný, Praha (Institute of Archaeology).

Kuna, M. 1998: The memory of landscapes, in: Neustupný, E. (ed.), Space in Prehistoric Bohemia, Praha, 106-115.

Kuna, M. 2000: Surface artefact studies in the Czech Republic, in: Bintliff, J., Kuna, M., Venclová, N. (eds) v tisku: The Future of Surface Artefact Survey, Sheffield (Sheffield University Press), 29-44.

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