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Mediaeval mining centre of Buchberg on Bohemian–Moravian Highlands. Metal production in The Kingdom of Bohemia (13th-14th centuries)

Authors

HRUBÝ Petr KMOŠEK Matěj KOČÁROVÁ Romana KOŠŤÁL Martin MALÝ Karel MILO Peter TĚSNOHLÍDEK Jakub UNGER Jiří

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Památky archeologické
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Web https://www.arup.cas.cz/publikace-prodej/publikace-on-line/pamatky-archeologicke/pa2021-7/
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.35686/PA2021.7
Keywords Bohemian–Moravian Highlands ; Ore mining; Archaeometry; 13th century
Description The study presents the results of a wide range of research approaches and surveys of the defunct mining centre at Buchberg in the region of Havlíčkův Brod, which was involved in silver production in the 13th and 14th centuries. Burchberg is exceptional in its size and well-advanced community infrastructure. Its significance is also reflected in written sources. Surveys and trial diggings focused on the residential area, and especially on the adjoining metallurgical facilities providing unique spatial information, as well as a wealth of valuable data obtained by analysing archaeometallurgical materials, representing the links in the operational chain, staring with the raw ore extraction and ending with the final production of the desired metals. The current deforestation of mining field relics enabled their three-dimensional survey, and, thus, providing a hitherto unknown view of the spatial structure of historical mining activities.
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