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Klápště Jan

Assoc. Prof., PhDr., CSc.
Born October 22, 1949

  • Mediaeval archaeology
  • Member of Learned Society since 2003

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1967-1972, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, prehistory-history

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1971, student, Archaeological Institute, CSAS;
  • 1972-1984, participation in archaeological research in city of Most and in study of mediaeval settlements in the Most region;
  • 1992, launched systematic work, Institute of Ancient and Early History, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University.

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Ruralia, the Jean-Marie Pesez conferences on mediaeval rural archaeology
  • Editor, conferences proceedings

Notable awards:

  • 1997 Award, Learned Society CR

Selected publications:

  • Klápště J.: Memory recorded within the landscape of the medieval Most region.
    Most 1994
  • Transformation. La transformation médiévale et ses conditions préalables, Památky archeologické - Supplementum 2, pp. 9-59, 1994
  • Das mittelalterliche Most und das Moster Land: die Stadt und ihre Region, in: Život v archeologii středověku (Life in mediaeval archeology), Prague, pp. 327-341, 1997
  • Die Anfänge der jüngeren mittelalterlichen Keramik in Böhmen als kultur-historisches Problem, Archeologické rozhledy 50, pp. 138-158, 1998
  • Les outils de la préparation du sol au Moyen Age (à propos des fouilles archéologiques tchèques), In: Le village médiéval et son environnement. Études offertes à Jean-Marie Pesez, Paris (Publications de la Sorbonne), pp. 359-365, 1998
  • Ein Beitrag zur archäologischen Erforschung der Rolle der Münzen im Přemyslidischen Böhmen, Archeologické rozhledy 51, 774-808, 1999
  • The archaeology of a medieval house (No. 226) in Most (editor), Mediaevalia archaeologica 4, Prague – Most, 2002
  • Mittelalterarchäologie der “interethnischen Beziehungen“ oder die Fragenzeichen herum eines Themas, Archaeologia historica 28, pp. 9-17, 2003

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