Jan Kolář

I’m an archaeologist studying human-environmental interactions in the past. My work focuses on the relationship between major social and economic transformations, changes in land use and climate during the prehistory. In my research I often use large-scale archaeological databases and modelling approaches and combine my result with quantified outcomes of other disciplines, mostly palaeoecology.

My second main area of interest covers social archaeology of the European Neolithic and Copper Age. I wrote my PhD thesis on local interactions in the 3rd millennium BC, in which I analysed and interpreted spatial patterns in material culture of Corded Ware.

Currently, I am a researcher at the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences and I teach at the Department of Archaeology and Museology of the Masaryk University.

Email me: janik.kolar@seznam.cz