Jan Frolik




Curriculum vitae – Jan FROLÍK (1956)
1975-1980 – Undergraduate study of prehistory and history on the Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University, Prague
since 1980 – Employed by the Institute of Archaeology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Science, Prague (Department of Mediaeval Archaeology, Prague Castle excavations)
1983-1985 – Scientific Aspirant (i.e. Graduate Student) in the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Science of Czech Republic
1987 – Obtained CSc. degree (i.e. PhD)
1990 – Deputy Head of the Department of Mediaeval Archaeology
1992 – Director of excavations of Prague Castle
2002 – Head of the Department for Prague Castle Excavations
2007-2017 – Deputy Head of the Institute of Archaeology, Head of the Department for Rescue Archaeology

2001-2011 – Institute of Prehistory and Early Middle Ages at the Charles University, Prague;
2002-2010 – Institute of Archaeology at the Silesian University, Opava (Silesia)
Since 2008 – Institute of Historical Sciences of the University of Pardubice (E Bohemia)

Important projects:
Burial site in Lumbe garden of Prague Castle. Analysis of jewelry and grave equipment in connection with the beginnings of Prague Castle and the Přemyslid domain, Scientific Agency of Czech Republic, No. of project P405/12/2195; 2012–2014
Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe 2012-2014; Lifelong Learning Programme of EU, project number – 528091-LLP-1-2012-UK-LEONARDO-LNW; 2012–2014, representative for Czech Republic
Medieval Population in the Centre and Country. Archaeology, Bioarchaeology and Genetics of cemeteries of Prague Castle, Central and Eastern Bohemia, Scientific Agency of Czech republic, No. of project 14-369386G; 2014–2017
Apostolus, project of non-destructive documentation of archaeological monuments of Armenia, cooperation with Institute of Archaeology and Etnography of National Academy of the Republic of Armenia, Jerevan, 2016–2019

Main spheres of interest:
Medieval Hillforts and towns – origin and development (especially Prague Castle, town of Chrudim and town of Kutná Hora). Development of mediaeval rural settlement – settlement patterns, “settlement areas” theory, methods of intensive landscape surveying and data processing (especially region of the town of Chrudim in eastern Bohemia). Field excavation techniques, new techniques of documentation (Harris Matrix theory, single context recording sheet systems)