Department of Prehistoric Archaeology of the Near East – PANE (Odd. pravěké archeologie Předního východu), Institute of Archaeology and Museology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University (Ústav archeologie a muzeologie, FF Masarykovy univerzity), Brno

National Network
Czech Republic

Arne Nováka 1 - 602 00, Brno

+420 549491532
E-Mail (2)
Organisation Type
Public Institution
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Heritage
  3. International/Cultural relations
  4. Religion
  5. Research
  6. Youth and education
General Information
Institute of Archaeology and Museology is Dpt. of Faculty of Arts, one of 9 faculties of The Masaryk University. They are financed through the Czech government (via Ministry of Education and Universities) and also from research grants (the largest one is for years 2005-2011). Institute of Archaeology and Museology was established in the year 1931 and since 1960s is active in the archaeological research in Czech republic: permanent expedition bases at Tesetice (Neolithic/Prehistoric period), Pohansko (Early Medieval period) and Rokstein (Medieval Castle). The second topic are Computer Studies in Archaeology. Since 2006 has an archaeological research project in NE Syria. The department organise workshops, seminars and conferences, have teaching commitments, are involved in the academic exchange and have a number of academic, governmental and non governmental partners.
Mission and Objectives

Educational and research
Prehistoric (Neolithic and Chalkolithic) Archaeology in Near East, Byzantine Archaeology and Islamic Archaeology, Arabic and other language education
excavations activities in Near East
Both: cooperation with Mediterranean countries (cooperation and exchange programmes with Lebanese, Syrian and Jordanian universities)

Main Projects / Activities

2005-2011 Scientific Research Program
2005 Excavations at Tell Arbid Abyad (Early Bronze Age, cooperation with Polish University of Warsaw)
since 2006 Excavations at Hajji Nasr (Neolithic)

Contact (1) Full Name
Mgr. Inna Mateiciucová, Ph.D.
Contact (2) Full Name
Dr. phil. Maximilian Wilding