One of the main goals of this Program is to introduce and train participants of modern analytical techniques and their application in modern archaeological research. In this way, the participants are conducting concrete research projects by applying the methodology of professional scientific work. Participants, with the help of expert associates, play the main role in these activities.
Research areas covered by the Program include a wide spectrum of different subjects connected to field, cabinet and/or laboratory work. Overall research projects are performed in collaboration with collaborative institutions that offer active support, participation and help for youth in realization of their ideas. So far, accomplished results, based on their quality, make an important contribution in solving many scientific questions and making new discoveries.
Focus of our research is divided into several different segments:
The main focus is directed towards methods of archaeological research, as well as on the establishment and/or testing of new methodological approaches and techniques in different fields of this discipline. Using modern equipment, software solutions, mobile phone applications and other, our work aims to carry out carefully defined research through using methodological frameworks with the task to determine all its characteristics and possibilities.
Field research is directed to documenting, filming and carrying out different measurement processes and sampling on archaeological sites and its surroundings. The widespread use of modern equipment, techniques and methods is the basic feature of this kind of scientific work. Special attention is focused on the research of deposits of raw materials, landscape, management of spatial data, as well as the identification of efficient work models that provide a wide range of usable data.
Artefact analysis is yet another studied field covered by the Program. Aside from carrying out traditional analysis, our Program includes many specialized ones that aim to find information about quality and physical-chemical properties of the given material. Our research is especially dedicated to work documentation, forming databases and using them as well as managing many specialized equipment and software packages.
The analysis of works of art includes research work in which, in addition to documentation and basic analyzes, an important emphasis is placed on specialist analyzes of used raw materials, colors, dyes and/or pigments.
Experimental archaeology is focused on the implementation of small-scale experiments with processes that involve a wide spectrum of spotting, documenting and analyzing phenomena during the work itself.