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One of numbers of pilot topics of the Branch office in Dolní Dunajovice is complex approach towards the research of the local population of Germanic trices of Marcomanii and Quadii. Amongst others this attention is payed is concentrated to the area of Dyje-Svratka ravine, meanwhile there is being conducted research in cooperation with the Comenius Museum in Přerov aimed to systhematic prospection within the key Germanic peripheral region - Moravian Gate.


From year 2009 is under way a grant project of the Grant Agency of CZ no. 404/09/1054, "Germanic population at the outset of the late Roman period: historical, settlement and socio-economic context in the micro-region of Pasohlávky". Purpose of the project is deeper recognition of historical events of the end of the 2nd and the buginning of the 3rd century AD, complex outline of characteristics of the Germanic settlement in Pasohlávky and formulation of conclusions about influence of the Roman military invasion to the settlement, cultural and socio-economical conditions of the south Moravia Germanic tribes of Marcomanii. The grant project is aimed to complex interdisciplinary approach towards analyses of the Germanic settlement in Pasohlávky "U vodárny", in some characteristics resembling a protohistorical industrial zone. The basis of processing dwells in thorough evaluation of structural complexes within the settlement, disposing of more representative sources of archaeological information. Through the clasic antiquary and paleoecology analyses, there were processes all the spectrum of archaeological artefact and ecofact types. Using analytical prospection methods and comparing towards the material form Pasohlavky there will be reconstructed settlement conditions inside the area occupied by the Roma power aroun the hill Hradisko at Mušov and potentially discovered its role within the Roman military impact during the Marcomannic wars.


3D reconstruction of a typical Germanic sunken-floor house


Rescue excavations carried out during the last years have brought numerous Germanic settlement features from the Roman Period, which complex processing is currently realized. Into this process are integrated the members of the research team and other extrernal colaborators from various scientific branches. Another topic of attention is devoted to the research of characteristics of the Roman imported goods within the frame of Germanic settlement structure in Moravia and developing corresponding economical model for intepretation of such archaeological structures.


During the last years intesifies mapping and processing of metal finds, collected through the surface metal detector prospection on protohistoric sites of the southern Moravia. They represent importatnt source of information and their rescue is high priority purpose of archaeology. Thus, there is both efforts and expences spent in such activities. During last 3 years there were gathered data and basic treatment of more than 1.500 metal artefacts, mostly of protohictoric dating (Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman Period and Migration Period).


Theoretical reconstruction of a germanic settlement in the Central Danube region