The Ore Mountains represents the natural border between the Lands of the Bohemian Crown and Saxony. Since the High Middle Ages, colonisation efforts can be observed along both sides, associated with the exploitation of the ore richness of the mountains. It is assumed that the mining centres were interconnected with a dense network of relations reflected, among other things, in a very intense migration of persons, transfer of the technological know-how and other ideas. Establishing the links between archives and museums along both sides of the border in joint workshops and creating a bilingual guide to their museum and archive collections shall facilitate the project to recognise and describe these processes. On the Czech side, any research is hindered by weak source base, as well as unavailability of the knowledge gained so far. That is why the project will be utilised for supplementation of the archive with archaeological reports originating from the former branch in Most, as well as adding numerous mining sites in the Ore Mountains to the Archaeological Map of the Czech Republic. The project cooperates with the Geofond archive of the Czech Geological Survey in the form of a database of mining sites linked to the polygon theme in the GIS environment. In the second half of the project, the project will utilise the usefulness of new contacts and databases, and their applicability will be demonstrated by publications in the proceedings on migration and mining activities in the Ore Mountains in the period prior to the Battle of White Mountain.
• (Principal) Investigator:
Landesamt für Archäologie Sachsen, Dresden (Lead-partner); MUDr. Mgr. Kryštof Derner (garant on behalf of the IA CAS)
• identification number:
programme INTERREG V A Czech Republic-Saxony 2014-2020
Ore Mountains, High Middle Ages, Early Modern Age, Mining, Archive