Interdisciplinary Cooperation

Archaeology as a discipline was born in the 19th century and was further developing in the first half of the 20th century. As it was making its way from simple beginnings towards a more complex discipline, it started making contacts with other disciplines.

In the second half of the 20th century, there was a fast development and archaeology became more professional and diversified. Archaeologists conducted large and expensive research, their theoretical and technical knowledge for processing results was, however, on insufficient level and they used outdated archaeological techniques.

Archaeology at the beginning of the 21st century has to face recent theoretical concepts and new ideas that bring new knowledge and new views on the past. Still, it is based on cooperation with other disciplines, exchange of ideas, building of expert creative teams solving real archaeological issues, utilization of advance technologies, and alike.

Today, archaeologists search for and uncover individual pieces of the historical puzzle and sometimes discover surprising details on the life in the past. They should endeavour to provide a complex picture of the past society, its daily life and routines. Without information from other disciplines, however, this would be impossible.

Both Czech and international experts will be involved in the project concerning the D47 motorway. Thus the list of disciplines involved is not yet final.