Conference hall of The Regional Authority of Vysočina, Žižkova St. No. 57, CZ 587 33 JIHLAVA

10 October 2013 THURSDAY
07:30 – 08:30 Check-in of participants, installation of posters
08:30 – 08:50 Opening, greetings

Early gold mining
08:50-09:20 Michal Zezula a kol.: Suchá Rudná – rescue excavation of a medieval placer mine
09:20-09:50 Jiří Valkony a kol.: Early exploitation of the exogene gold deposits near Český Krumlov
09:50-10:20 Lenka Losertová – Zbyněk Buřival: Historical mining relics in the area of Trucbába–Valcha near Humpolec
10:20-10:50 Petr Hejhal: The beginnings of gold mining in the western Bohemian-Moravian Uplands

10:50 – 11:00 Break

Iron mining and smelting
11:00-11:30 Jiří Merta – Ondřej Merta – Martin Barák: Experimental smelting of iron conducted by the Technical Museum in Brno in replicas of early medieval bloomery furnaces
11:30-12:00 Martin Straßburger: Early medieval iron production in the Tertiary Uplands

12:00 – 13:15 Lunch break

Early mining – forgotten and rediscovered
13:30-14:00 Milan Vokáč – Pavel Škrdla – Stanislav Houzar: Small deposits of precious metals in Southwest Moravia
14:00-14:30 Martin Kvietok: Current status and perspectives of mining archaeology in the Upper Hron region
14:30-15:00 Dana Chmelíková: Copper ore deposits near Mutěnín and the question of their prehistoric exploitation
15:00-15:30 Ulrich Haag – Josef Velfl: Water management in the mining district of Březové Hory (Birkenberg)
15:30-16:00 Jakub Bohátka – Petr Olišar: Discovery of still unknown underground stopes in the Jeroným mine

16:00 – 16:20 Break

Krušné hory (Ore Mountains) from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Times
16:20-17:00 Volkmar Scholz: Descriptive reconstruction of mining technologies, drainage and ventilation in the Dippoldiswalde mines
17:00-17:30 Christiane Hemker: Considerations on medieval mining based on finds of mining tools and equipment from Saxony
17:30-18:00 Susann Lentzsch – Margit Georgi: Evidence of the earliest mining activity in the district of Schwarzenberg in Erzgebirge/Ore Mountains
18:00-18:30 Kateřina Matasová: Woman workers in the Jáchymov (Joachimsthal) mines until the Thirty Years’ War

18:30 Discussion and closing of the first conference day

Evening: reception in the Town Hall of Jihlava

11 October 2013 FRIDAY
07:30 – 08:00 Check-in of participants, installation of posters
Silver and Lead in the Middle Ages – recent excavations
08:00-08:30 Jacopo Bruttini: Montieri: the city of silver in the medieval Tuscany
08:30-09:00 Piotr Boroń – Dariusz Rozmus: Silver and lead production centre in southern Poland – between Bytom, Olkusz and Tarnowskie Góry – in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times. Research Problems.
09:00-09:30 Dariusz Rozmus – Bartolomiej Sz. Szmoniewski: Does advancement of early mediaeval technology of smelting silver and lead cause pollution? A case study of the Losien-Strzemieszyce region.

09:30 – 09:50 Break

09:50-10:20 Paveł Cembrzyński – Maria Legut-Pintal: Airborne laser scanning as a method of localisation and documentation of remains of mining sites. Examples from Silesia.
10:20-10:50 Simon Timberlake: New evidence for Medieval Lead Mining and Smelting in the UK – Recent Fieldwork in Wales and Central England
10:50-11:20 David Zimola: Archaeological finds of ceramic artefacts from the mining regions of Jihlava and Horní Cerekev

11:30 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 13:30 Poster presentations
13:30 – 13:40 Short break

Kutná Hora
13:40-14:10 Filip Velímský: Metallurgy of non-ferrous and precious metals in medieval Kutná Hora (Kuttenberg) in the context of archaeological research
14:10-14:40 Jan Frolík: An assay furnace from Kutná Hora (Kuttenberg)
14:40-15:10 Milan Holub: A column of silver ore „forgotten” in the Láskov vein (Kutná Hora) in the 16th century
15:10-15:40 Jan Horák: Floodplain dynamics and heavy metals pollution

15:40 – 16:00 Break

Mining districts in the Western Carpathians
16:00-16:30 Jozef Labuda – Peter Jancsy: The Špitaler vein and early mining in Banská Štiavnica
16:30-17:00 Miroslav Lacko: Contacts and transfer of innovations between the Bohemian mining centres and the Spiš-Gemer mining area in the 1st half of the 18th century

17:00 – 17:30 Discussion and closing of the conference
18:30 Departure to Roštejn Castle, outdoor social evening

12 October 2013 SATURDAY
08:00 – 14:00 Excursion (medieval mining site Dudín, a medieval gold mining site near Humpolec)
14:00 Return to Jihlava, farewell and the end of the conference