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Ivana Pleinerová died

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The Institute of Archeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, announces with deep regret that PhDr. Ivana Pleinerová, CSc., expert on the Early Middle Ages, Early Bronze Age and pioneer of experimental archaeology, died.

Ivana Pleinerová belonged to the post-war generation of archaeologists who made a significant contribution to the flourishing of the field. After studying at the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University with Professor Jan Filip, she joined the Institute of Archeology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in 1953. For a long time, she led the research of the crucial site of Březno u Loun, where findings from the younger Neolithic, Eneolithic, Bronze Age and Early Middle Ages were discovered. During her long scientific career, however, she worked at many other archaeological sites, such as Horky nad Jizerou, Hostivice, Vliněves and others. Together with her husband Radomír Pleiner, she was among the leading pioneers of experimental archeology in the Czech Republic. She was also responsible for the construction of the archeoskanzen in Březn u Loun, where replicas of buildings from the Neolithic, Roman and early Middle Ages were created in the years 1980-1993. During their construction, archaeologists obtained and verified important knowledge, for example, about working procedures, the heating method of prehistoric and medieval houses, or the methods of storing supplies in prehistoric times.

Honor to her memory.