Petrology and mineralogy of the Neolitic and Aeneolitic artifact in Bohemia


Grant No.:


Grant Agency:

Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the CR (GAAVČR)

Resolved in:

2000 - 2002

Principal investigator:

RNDr. Blanka Šreinová, Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, National Museum,


RNDr. Vladimír Šrein, CSc., Department engineering geology and geofactors, IRSM AS CR, v.v.i.


Central Bohemia is a region with widespread population during the Neolithic and Aeneolithic period, with numerous stony artefact findings. From the systematic studies of stony artefact from the National Museum in Prague, the Museum of the City of Prague, the Museum in Roztoky near Prague and in Brandýs nad Labem, and from the depot of stony artifact in Mšeno it was found by the investigator that the materials commonly used were actinolite- and amphibole-actinolite schists with distinct radial structure. This material is found all over Central Europe. Comparative systematic studies of some regions of the Czech Massif have shown that the stony artefact are identical to rocks which were found in Jizera Mts. localities of these rocks in order to prove their identity with the materials of the stony artefacts. The goal of the project is to find primary localities of the rocks, identical to the material of artefacts. This may help tracing the distribution of stony artefact from Bohemia to Europe.

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Project in The Research and Development and Innovation System of the Czech Republic (in Czech only)