Prehistoric Society in Marvelė: Aspects of Cultural and Social Development (Marvelės bendruomenė)


Project no.: LIP-013/2016

Project description:

The project idea is based on the viewpoint that the graves in archaeological research forms the basis for the interpretation of public relations and social structure, especially if we are dealing with development of tribes or ethnic groups. In the using the results of multiannual archaeological investigations at Marvelė graveyard (constantly studied from 1991 to 2011); during the project it is planned to prepare cultural study concerning the Balt’s local community, to make a reconstruction of the prehistoric community. All interpretations are based on well?documented archaeological material. The integrate texts are prepared on some key themes that aims to present the material of Marvelė graveyard to the public and reveal the aspects of Balts’ local community and culture that lived in the 2nd – 12th centuries in Central Lithuania. There are projected to publish the monograph on the basis of these texts. The monograph aims to actualize the cultural aspects of Baltic tribe lived in the Central Lithuania, to reveal artefacts’ materiality and its cultural context. There are applied the attitude of post?procesual archaeology that deals with material culture regarding it as an important medium for the harmonizing of social relations in the society. The project is intended to strengthen a platform of archaeological heritage and its dispersion among heritage professionals as well as for public. The project combines a several spheres of academic research: prehistory, archaeology, anthropology and social science that are close related to each other.

Project funding:

Research Council of Lithuania (RCL), State Lithuanian Studies and Dissemination Programme for 2016–2024

Project results:

The study.

Period of project implementation: 2016-04-01 - 2017-11-30

Project coordinator: Kaunas University of Technology

Mindaugas Bertašius

2016 - 2017

Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Institute of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

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