Petr Kostrhun

Petr Kostrhun
Moravské zemské muzeum · Centre for Cultural Anthropology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
The main concern I have about the history of archeology. Especially in the period between the world wars (1918 - 1938) in Czechoslovakia. Key research project related to the processing of the estate of Karel Absolon and other scientists, stored in the Moravian Museum. There are thousands of letters and photographs, thematically covering the whole of Europe.
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - January 2016
Palacký University Olomouc
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • History of archaeology
February 2009 - February 2015
Masaryk University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Antropology and Culture
Education
October 2003 - March 2004
Uppsala University
Field of study
  • Archaeology
March 2002 - June 2002
Jagiellonian University
Field of study
  • Archaeology
January 1997 - January 2014
Masaryk University
Field of study
  • Archaeology

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Publications (32)
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In Search of Prehistoric Times is a collective monograph that is the sixth “sequel” of Study Series of the Centre for Cultural Anthropology. The monograph links three thematic areas: the first comprises of the effort to present the potential of collections and archival re�sources of the Moravian Museum in Brno; the second one is focused on research...
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Based on the processing of the archival documents, the text follows the activity of Karel Absolon in the fields of archaeology and speleology on the territory of Slovakia. In the interwar period, Absolon was one of the conspicuous icons of archaeological and speleological research with distinct international renown in Czechoslovakia. Slovak territo...
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The article in the introductory section maps the connection of the production of the leading Czech artists in the services of archaeology from the middle of the 19th century and their role with the national emancipation before World War I. The main part of the text comes from a source study of the archive of Karel Absolon, who was one of the centra...
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Jindřich Vávra and the collection of exotica at the Emperor Francis Museum in the 19th century Vávra’s extensive ethnographic collection, which was one of the outcomes of his interest in describing the countries he visited as broadly as possible, was one of the most important sets to form the original core of the collecting activity of the Emperor...
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South Moravia (Czech Republic) has provided numerous Upper Palaeolithic—Gravettian sites (33–22 kyr BP) with a great deal of human skeletal remains. One such site is the well-known burial of a gracile, 36- to 45-year-old female, found in Dolní Věstonice I in 1949. Palaeopathological examination of the female’s skull showed extensive pathological da...
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The aim of the article is to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the history of Czech archaeology following the rise of Nazism in Germany and after the German occupation of Czechoslovakia. The text in particular presents the ethnic clashes influencing the institutional development of archaeology in Bohemia and Moravia, the roots of which stretch...
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The book consists of three relatively independent parts in which their authors map and interpret scientific and research activities linked with this institution. 90 years of the museum Anthropos: The transformations of the museum at the time of the First Czechoslovak Republic is the first study in which Petr Kostrhun discusses the origins and histo...
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The article in the introductory section maps the connection of the production of the leading Czech artists in the services of archaeology from the middle of the 19th century and their role with the national emancipation before World War I. The main part of the text comes from a source study of the archive of Karel Absolon (1877 – 1960), who was one...
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Over The Ephemerides by Heinrich Wankel Wankel’s Ephemerides, a substantial part of which we issue on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the researcher’s death for the first time, are a typical document of its time. Wankel wrote them between his 22nd and 27th year, when he lived in Prague, studied medicine and with his friends visited variou...
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Based on a study of the new archival sources from the legacy of Karel Absolon and from the collections of the National Film Archive, the text evaluates the creation of the popular film The Secret of Macocha by director Josef Lachmann. The film treats the research and conquest works of Karel Absolon in the Moravian Karst, which culminated with makin...
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The presented assemblage of preserved topographical relics relating to the cave comprises the most significant milestones in the history of its cartographic creations before the half of the 20th century. The complete collection of topographical materials known to the authorial team is somewhat more extensive. Through comparing of the existing plans...
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This monograph is devoted to scientific legacy of the Czech anthropologist Jan Jelínek (1926–2004), whose research in the field of exhibitions of prehistoric and non-European cultures strongly influenced the activities of the Moravian Museum and the Anthropos Pavilion in Brno. The book comprises four relatively independent sections in which the aut...
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The text evaluates the participation of the Moravian archaeologists Karel Absolon and Josef Skutil at the Second International Congress of the Association for the Study of European Quaternary, which took place in Leningrad in September 1932. The work starts from the study of the unpublished archival fund from the legacy of Karel Absolon, deposited...
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The text traces the work of American archaeologists and anthropologists at Moravian sites in Czechoslovakia between the two world wars. At the forefront of American anthropological and archaeological research in the country in this period was the Czech-born American Aleš Hrdlička, whose influence was also manifested in contacts with Karel Absolon i...
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The text traces the work of American archaeologists and anthropologists at Moravian sites in Czechoslovakia between the two world wars. At the forefront of American anthropological and archaeological research in the country in this period was the Czech-born American Ales Hrdlicka, whose influence was also manifested in contacts with Karel Absolon i...
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Přední osobnost světového paleolitického výzkumu Henri Breuil na své studijní cestě po střední Evropě v roce 1923 navštívil také moravské lokality a studoval paleolitické nálezy v Moravském zemském muzeu v Brně. Po jeho návštěvě navázal Karel Absolon a další naši badatelé úzkou spolu-práci s francouzskými archeology. Breuilova syntéza středoevropsk...
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In 2010 the project (funded by VaV MKČR) of digitising glass negatives and positives from the inheritance of the famous interwar archaeologist and speleologist Karel Absolon will be finished. Within the project about 8,000 photographs in total were treated. The article offers a brief summary of the project outcomes. KEY WORDS: K. Absolon, Moravian...
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The article brings reproductions of 24 photographs from the catalogue that was printed on the occasion of the Anthropological Exhibition in Moscow in 1879. Jindřich Wankel brought it from his visit to the exhibition and today it has been held in the inheritance of Karel Absolon. The photographic catalogue offers, for the first time in the history o...
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a During the inter-war period, Karel Absolon (1877–1960), a specialist in the Palaeolithic, was one of the most famous personalities in Czech archaeology. With his systematic excavations, he not only significantly enriched the collections of the Moravian Museum but also established a specialized workplace and the museum exposition, Anthropos. This...
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1. vyd. Na obálce uvedena edice: Pravěk. Postavy moravské archeologie ; 4 400 výt.
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VOD Předkládaná práce se snaží zachytit výsek dějin moravské archeologie v období let první repub-liky a německého protektorátu, svázaný především s postavou prof. K. Absolona a ideálem, který se po značnou část svého života snažil realizovat. Bylo jím vybudování jedinečného muzea a vědec-kého ústavu, jenž by obsáhl celý vývoj lidského rodu a jeho...
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