Many archaeological sites, especially those situated underground or submerged are neglected due to a lack of public awareness. Awareness, however, is crucial for conservation, tourism, and economic development. Projection technologies, such as virtual reality, are useful for exhibiting these hidden sites. In the VirtualArch-Project, partners from eight countries are exploring such methods by investigating European sites facing similar challenges. These include UNESCO pile dwellings, settlements, ancient harbours, castles, and mines.
In the ArchaeoMontan-Project Czech and Saxon archaeologists are exploring the Ore Mountain region – one of the most important medieval mining areas in Europe – in order to gain insights into their respective national histories, including ground-breaking mining technologies.
The lecture will be held in both Czech and German.
Jan Mařík, PhD, is the Director of the Institute of Archaeology at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague
Dr Christiane Hemker has been heading the archaeological mining research programme at the Archaeological Heritage Office Saxony for many years.
In co-operation with:
Czech Academy of Science, Landesamt für Archäologie