IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 603: Digitising Patterns of Power, II: Frontier, Contact Zone, or No Man's Land? - The Morava-Thaya Region from the Early to the High Middle Ages

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:International Austrian-Czech Project 'Frontier, Contact Zone or No Man's Land?', Austrian Science Fund (FWF) & Czech Science Foundation (GA ČR)
Organiser:Stefan Eichert, Institut für Urgeschichte und Historische Archäologie, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Jiří Macháček, Department of Archaeology & Museology, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Paper 603-aGIS-Analyses on the Economical Hinterland of Settlements in the Morava-Thaya Region
(Language: English)
Stefan Eichert, Institut für Urgeschichte und Historische Archäologie, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Stefan Eichert, Institut für Urgeschichte und Historische Archäologie, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Stefan Eichert, Institut für Urgeschichte und Historische Archäologie, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Computing in Medieval Studies
Paper 603-bFeast or Famine at Oberleiserberg, Austria: An Archaeological and Anthropological Approach on the Nutrition Situation of a 10th- and 11th-Century Population
(Language: English)
Nina Brundke, Institut für Urgeschichte und Historische Archäologie, Universität Wien
Nina Brundke, Institut für Urgeschichte und Historische Archäologie, Universität Wien
Nina Brundke, Institut für Urgeschichte und Historische Archäologie, Universität Wien
Index terms: Anthropology, Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Computing in Medieval Studies
Paper 603-cThe Subsistence Strategy on the Border: Between Early and High Middle Ages, between Moravia and Lower Austria
(Language: English)
Gabriela Dreslerová, Department of Archaeology & Museology, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Gabriela Dreslerová, Department of Archaeology & Museology, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Gabriela Dreslerová, Department of Archaeology & Museology, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Petr Dresler, Department of Archaeology & Museology, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Petr Dresler, Department of Archaeology & Museology, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Petr Dresler, Department of Archaeology & Museology, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Economics - General, Social History
Abstract

The rivers Thaya and Morava today define large parts of the border between Austria and the Czech Republic. In the past this border region underwent serious transformations that culminated in the fall of the Iron Curtain. Fortunately, the frontier has again become permeable for interaction, exchange, and communication. Also for the early Middle Ages serious transformation processes can be observed and – depending on the context – the Morava-Thaya-region is seen as frontier, as contact zone, or as no man’s land, where in different periods different systems meet. A combination of classical archaeological methods with modern and interdisciplinary GIS-analyses, anthropology, archaeometallurgy, geophysical prospection, surveys, archaeobotanical, archaeozoological etc. will lift the state of research onto a new and international level.