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Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

Anthropological and archaeological research of cemetary around St. Jacob´s Church in Brno, Czech Republic
Project IdGP404/08/P225
Main solverRNDr. Michal Živný, Ph.D.
Period1/2008 - 12/2010
ProviderPostdoktorský projekt GA ČR
AnotationIn 2001-2004 there was excavated a part of medieval and early modern cemetery around St. Jakob´s church in Brno. In this research about 1300 graves were uncovered. As regards the numer of graves, it is the biggest explored medieval town cemetery in Czechrepublic. This site was the main burial place of German population of Brno. The aim of submitted project consists in basic anthropological and demographical research of human skeletal material from this cemetery so that it could serve to other archaeological and historical interpretations. In each individual the estimation of age will be realized, in adult individuals the estimation of sex moreover. These characteristics will be researched using the standard methods of skeletal anthropology. Thereunto in individual skeletons the anthropometrical analysis will be realized, it means bone measures will be found and analysed. Based on information regarding the sex and age structure the demographical analysis of the cemetery will be worked out.