The project focused on the transformation of the late antique province of Noricum Mediterraneum into an area inhabited by a Slavic-speaking population that eventually became part of Bavaria. This period (ca. 500 to 900) is marked by profound changes in the structures of the region.
As historical and archaeological sources for this time and place are scanty, a close collaboration between archaeologists and historians was required. New methods were tested and developed.
Archaeological and historical sources were collected systematically and when necessary re-evaluated. For the analysis of these sources we used information technologies, especially GIS. The sources were stored in a database and are prepared for investigation by GIS-Tools. An interactive publication and visualization of these sources on the Internet present the findings to a wider audience. (See follow-up project Digitising Patterns of Power [dpp.oeaw.ac.at]) In order to put the region in context, interdisciplinary workshops were realised with colleagues from Slovenia, Northern Italy, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary and Germany.
Project Number: P24045
Duration: 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2014, extended to 01.08.2016.
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