Jan Bouzek

Prof. PhDr. Jan Bouzek, DrSc.


(17.2. 1935 – 3.11. 2020)


Prof Dr Jan Bouzek, born 17 February 1935 in Prague, studied prehistoric and classical archaeology at the FF UK in Prague between 1953 and 1958.  From 1958 he had an Assistent position, achieved full CSc status in 1966, was a Humboldt scholar at the University of Tübingen in 1967-68, and at the turn of 1968-1969 produced his first habilitation, published in 1969 as Homerisches Griechenland.  His habilitation was, however, cancelled.  In 1980 he produced his second habilitation on Macedonian bronzes and in 1983 became Docent, in 1991 Professor and in 1992 gained the title of DrSc.  Between 1969 and 1991 he also led the sub-department for classical archaeology in the National Museum in Prague and conducted also further museum work: from 1969 the Gallery of Classical art at Hostinné and from April 1994 till 2010 the Museum of classical sculpture and architecture at Litomyšl. In both of these, as well as at the National Museum, he organised a series of exhibitions, notably the comprehensive exhibition of classical art at the National Gallery and the much travelled World of the Etruscans in 1988-89.

He has led a series of excavations in Bohemia, and in the sixties took part in several excavations in Greece.  He published the results of the old excavations of Professor Salač at Kyme in Asia Minor and on Samothrace; from 1980 to 1983 he led the excavations at Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka on behalf of UNESCO (publication of which was honoured by a rector’s prize for the best scientific work of the year), and from 1990 for several years the training excavation at Mušov in southern Moravia.  From 1993 to the present day he has directed the excavation of the Greek settlement of Pistiros in Bulgaria and in 1996 he led the Czech UNESCO excavation in Beirut.

His chief specialisations are early Greek, Etruscan and Thracian archaeology, but he has also devoted many studies to prehistoric central European and provincial Roman archaeology,  and to the reception of classical and Czech art.  He also works in the field of relations between the civilisations of central Europe and the Mediterranean.  His main foreign language books are Homerisches Griechenland (1969), Graeco-Macedonian Bronzes (1974), The Aegean, Anatolia and Europe: cultural interrelations in the 2nd millennium B.C. (1985), Studies of Greek Pottery in the Black Sea Region (1990) and Greece, Anatolia and Europe in the Early Iron Age (1997). He was the editor and main author of the volumes Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Tchécoslovaquie 1-2 (the third as République Tchéque, 1998), and the Corpus Speculorum Etruscorum, Hongrie et Tchécoslovaquie, together with J.-Gy. Szilágy, appeared in 1992 in Rome. Five volumes on the excavations in Bulgaria (Pistiros. Excavations and Studies I-V) appeared between 1997 and 2013.  From 1995 he has been editor in chief of the peer-reviewed journal Studia Hercynia.

Selected bibliography

Bouzek J.: Addenda to Ceylon between West and East, Mantai in Sri Lanka, and Klong Thong gems from Thailand reconsidered. Ancient West & East, 2020, č. • no. 19, s. • p. 219-238. ISSN 1783-8363.

Bouzek J.: Importy ze Středomoří ve střední Evropě v době železné. In Čižmář I., Čižmářová H., Humpolová A.: Jantarová stezka v proměnách času. Brno, Moravské zemské muzeum, 2020, s. • p. 549-554. ISBN 978-80-7028-534-3.

Bouzek J.: Studies of Homeric Greece. Praha, Karolinum press, 2018. 296 s. • p. ISBN 978-80-246-3561-3.

Bouzek J.: Art and Mind: The Development of Human Mind as Seen Through the Art. Praha, Stanislav Juhaňák – Triton, 2018. 279 s. • p. ISBN 978-80-7553-562-7.

Bouzek J.: Second-in-Rank Local Producers of Megarian Bowls in the Aegean and Elsewhere. In Kozal E., Akar M., Heffron Y., Çilingiroğlu Ç., et al.: Questions, Approaches, and Dialogues in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology Studies in Honor of Marie-Henriette and Charles Gates. Münster, Ugarit-Verlag, 2017 ISBN 978-3-86835-251-1.

Weissová B., Tušlová P., Čisťakova V., Bouzek J.: New Studies in Black Sea and Balkan Archaeology (2014-2016). Studia Hercynia [online], 2017, č. • no. XXI, s. • p. 149-163. ISSN 2336-8144.

Parvoničová L., Bouzek J.: Thirty Years of Interdisciplinary Research at the Site of Pistiros. Studia Hercynia, 2017, č. • no. 21, s. • p. 27-39. ISSN 1212-5865.

Bouzek J., Pecinovská M., Řídký J., Sankot P.: Bemerkungen zur keltischen Kunst und zur mediterranen Importen in Frühlatènezeit in Böhmen. Studia Hercynia, 2017, č. • no. 21, s. • p. 45-75. ISSN 1212-5865.

Bouzek J., Ondřejová I.: Grotesques, Caricatures and the Clever Mice at Pistir. Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Philologica, 2017, č. • no. 2017, s. • p. 187-200. ISSN 0567-8269.

Bouzek J., Ondřejová I.: Pistiros’ Hoard of Sealings, III: Sealings Reflecting Greek Sculpture and Minor Arts at the Time of Alexander the Great. Eirene, 2017, č. • no. 53, s. • p. 111-126. ISSN 0046-1628.

Bouzek J.: Balkánské a řecké kuchyňské nádobí v pistiru a jinde v Thrákii: místo pyraunů v kuchyni a stolování. Studia Historica Nitriensia, 2017, č. • no. 21, s. • p. 343-348. ISSN 1338-7219.

Bouzek J.: Zdeněk Vašíček a archeologie. In Vašíček P.: Z přirozené potřeby kritického ducha.Reflexe života a díla Zdeňka Vašíčka. Praha, Triáda, 2016, s. • p. 221-228. ISBN 978-80-7474-178-4.

Bouzek J., Vokolek V.: “Oltáře” z Černého vola: prolegomena k publikaci. Archeologie ve středních Čechách, 2016, č. • no. 20, s. • p. 711-722. ISSN 1214-3553.

Bouzek J.: Korelace kultur doby popelnicových polí v českých zemích a jejich okolí. Praehistorica, 2016, č. • no. 1-2, s. • p. 71-83. ISSN 0231-5432.

Bouzek J., Militký J., Taneva V., Domaradzka E.: Pistiros VI. The Pistiros Hoard. Praha, Karolinum, 2016. 186 s. • p. ISBN 978-80-246-3301-5.

Bouzek J.: Amber as Jewellery, Status Symbol and Work of Art. Studia Hercynia, 2016, č. • no. 21, s. • p. 13-18. ISSN 1212-5865.

Bouzek J.: A magical loom-weight and the mother of gods in Thrace. Ancient West & East, 2016, č. • no. 2016, s. • p. 103-112. ISSN 1783-8363.

Bouzek J.: The emporion Pistiros: Hippodamean foundation and market place. In Manoledakis M.: The Black Sea in the Light of New Archaeological Data and Theoretical Approaches Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on the Black Sea in Antiquity held in Thessaloniki, 18-20 September 2015. Oxford, Oxuniprint, 2016, s. • p. 89-98. ISBN 978-1-78491-510-0.

Bouzek J.: A Goddess Mother in Thrace. Istros, 2015, č. • no. 21, s. • p. 235-254. ISSN 1453-6943.

Bouzek J.: The story of the Boii. In Karwowski M., Salač V., Sievers S.: Boier zwischen Realitaet und Fiktion. Bonn, Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, 2015, s. • p. 15-34. ISBN 978-3-7749-4001-7.

Bouzek J.: New Contributions to Black Sea Iconography. Ancient West & East, 2015, č. • no. 14, s. • p. 237-252. ISSN 1783-8363.

Bouzek J., Ondřejová I.: Dancing Maenads and Satyr on sealings from the time of Alexander the Great at Pistiros. Eirene, 2015, č. • no. 51, s. • p. 269-277. ISSN 0046-1628.

Bouzek J., Dufková M.: Greek, Etruscan and Phoenician imports and impacts in La Tene Bohemia and Moravia. In Bonomi S., Guggisberg M.: Griechische Keramik noerdlich von Etrurien: Mediterrane Importe und archaeologischer Kontext. Wiesbaden, Reichrt Verlag Wiesbaden, 2015, s. • p. 201-207. ISBN 978-3-95490-072-5.

Bouzek J.: Lieux et objets de mémoire in archaeology: some fields of study promising to be fruitful. In MIEJSCA PAMIĘCI – PRADZIEJE, ŚREDNIOWIECZE I WSPÓŁCZESNOŚĆ / ORTE DER ERINNERUNG URGESCHICHTE, MITTELALTER UND GEGENWART. Wroclaw, Neuveden., 2015, s. • p. 323-338.

Bouzek J.: Mezi archeologií a historií. Praha, FHS UK, 2015. 243 s. • p. ISBN 978-80-87398-52-4.

Bouzek J., Graninger D.: Geography. In Valeva J., Nankov E., Graninger D.: A companion to Ancient Thrace. Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015, s. • p. 13-21. ISBN 978-1-4443-5104-0.

Bouzek J.: Ohlasy, komentáře, diskuse. Archeologie ve středních Čechách, 2014, č. • no. 18, s. • p. 960-966. ISSN 1214-3553.

Bouzek J.: Metallwerte in der Frühbronzezeit im Nahen Osten und in Europa und die Frage der Gewichtseinheiten. In Bartelheim M., Peška J., Turek J.: From Copper to Bronze : cultural and social transformations at the turn of the 3rd/2nd millennia B.C. in Central Europe : gewidmet PhDr. Václav Moucha, CSc. anlässlich seines 80. Geburtstages. Langenweissbach, Beier & Beran, 2014, s. • p. 35-39. ISBN 978-3-941171-94-7.

Bouzek J., Čisťakova V., Tušlová P., Weissová B.: New Studies in Black Sea and Balkan Archaeology. Eirene, 2014, č. • no. L, s. • p. 298-314. ISSN 0046-1628.

Bouzek J.: The Celtic mercenary reconsidered. In Celtic art in Europe : making connections : essays in honour of Vincent Megaw on his 80th birthday. Oxford, Oxbow Books, 2014, s. • p. 223-233. ISBN 978-1-78297-655-4.

Bouzek J.: Lieux de Mémoire in History and Archeology: A Field of Possible Collaboration? Eirene, 2014, č. • no. L, s. • p. 285-297. ISSN 0046-1628.

Bouzek J.: Bronzové figurky z Němčic nad Hanou a keltské umění. In Čižmářová J., Venclová N., Březinová G.: Moravské křižovatky : střední Podunají mezi pravěkem a historií. brno, Moravské zemské muzeum, 2014, s. • p. 621-626. ISBN 978-80-7028-432-2.

Horský J., Stella M., Kratochvíl Z., Martinec Nováková L., Bouzek J., Ďurčanský M., Fajkus B., Halbich M., Hanovská L., Holmerová I., Houdek T., Hroníková L., Kadeřábek J., Mašková Janotová Š.: Natura et cultura I., Antropologická bádání mezi empirií a interpretací. Praha, TOGGA, 2014. 313 s. • p. ISBN 978-80-7476-056-3.

Bouzek J.: Pre-colonisation in the Black Sea : the first Greek pottery finds in the Black Sea. In Tsetskhladze G., Atasoy S., Avram A., Dönmez S., et al.: The Bosporus : gateway between the ancient west and east (1st millennium BC-5th century AD) : proceedings of the Fourth International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities, Istanbul, 14th-18th September 2009. Oxford, Archaeopress, 2014, s. • p. 19-21. ISBN 978-1-4073-1135-7.

Bouzek J.: Notes sur deux emblèmes de timbres amphoriques thasiens. PONTICA, 2013, č. • no. Neuveden, s. • p. 17-18. ISSN 0-000-00000-0.

Bouzek J.: Vznik Evropy. Praha, Triton, 2013. 359 s. • p. ISBN 978-80-7387-670-8.

Bouzek J.: Cretan and Attic Incised ware Revisited. In Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology. Oxford, Baar International Series, 2013, s. • p. 61-68. ISBN 978-1-4073-1068-8.

Turek J., Bátora J., Bouzek J., Drenth E., Freudenberg M., Os B., Krištuf P., Švejcar O., Bartelheim M., Peška J., Górski J., Jarosz P., Tunia K., Wilk S.: From Copper to Bronze : Cultural and Social Transformations at the Turn of the 3rd/2nd Millennia B.C. in Central Europe. Langenweissbach, Beier&Beran.; Archäologische Fachliteratur, 2013. 190 s. • p. ISBN 978-3-941171-94-7.

Bouzek J.: The Kirbei bowls: where they were made? Istros, 2013, č. • no. 18, s. • p. 65-76. ISSN 1453-6943.

Bouzek J.: Felines in Thracian art. Ancient West and East, 2013, č. • no. 12, s. • p. 269-279. ISSN 1570-1921.

Bouzek J., Musil J., Ondřejová I.: Pistiros V. Excavations and Sudies. Praha, Filozofická fakulta UK, 2013. 288 s. • p. ISBN 978-80-7308-460-8.

Bouzek J.: Four Hekataia and International Publication Projects of Classical Antiquities in Czech Collections. Eirene, 2013, č. • no. 49, s. • p. 176-189. ISSN 0046-1628.

Bouzek J.: Vladimir F. Stolba – Eugeny Rogov, Panskoye I, vol. II.:t he Necropolis. Eirene, 2013, č. • no. 49, s. • p. 207-252. ISSN 0046-1628.

Bouzek J.: Trefný, M – Jiráň, L. a kol.: Lužické pohřebiště v Chodounech u Roudnice nad Labem. Praha. Archeologické rozhledy, 2013, č. • no. 65, s. • p. 221-222. ISSN 0323-1267.

Bouzek J., Musil J., Matys A., Weissová B., Matys M.: Pistiros V supplementum. Praha, Filozofická fakulta UK, 2013. 132 s. • p. ISBN 978-80-7308-501-8.

Bouzek J.: Bláhová-Sklenářová, Z.: Obytné stavby doby bronzové-otázky stavebního a konstrukčního vývoje. Archeologické rozhledy, 2013, č. • no. 65, s. • p. 649-650. ISSN 0323-1267.

Bouzek J.: ‘Portrats’ of girls on Corinthian and Ionian vases. Eirene, 2012, č. • no. 48, s. • p. 21-29. ISSN 0046-1628.

Bouzek J., Ondřejová I.: Fragment of an Early Christian Sarcophagus. Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Philologica, 2012, č. • no. 24, s. • p. 77-80. ISSN 0567-8269.

Bouzek J.: Climate Fluctuation, rhythm and changes of prehistoric cultures. In Gediga B.: Rytm premian kulturwych w pradziejach i sredniowieczu. Biskupin, Wroclaw, Polska akademia nauk, 2012, s. • p. 121-135. ISBN 978-83-927846-2-3.

Bouzek J.: The Black Sea. In Smith T., Plantzos D.: A Companion to Greek Art. Oxford, Blackwell, 2012, s. • p. 350-368. ISBN 978-1-4051-8604-9.

Bouzek J.: Versuch einer Deutung der Verbreitngskarten am Beispiel der UFZ in Süd- und Westböhmen. In Fines Transire: 20. Treffen Eschenbach i.d. Pfalz. Rahden/Westf., Marie Leidorf GmbH, 2012, s. • p. 315-322. ISBN 978-3-89646-215-2.

Bouzek J.: The NW part of the Carpathiaan basun in the time of Early Celtic princes. In Berecki S.: Iroon Age Rites ad Burials in the Carpathia Basin. Targu Mures, Editura Mega, 2012, s. • p. 213-216. ISBN 978-606-543-275-8.

Bouzek J.: Marinatos, Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess. Gnomon: Kritische Zeitschrift für Kultur der Antike und Humanistische Bildung, 2012, č. • no. 84, s. • p. 277-279. ISSN 0017-1417.

Bouzek J.: Local production of Megarian Bowls in the black Sea and Thrace. Studia Hercynia, 2012, č. • no. 16, s. • p. 43-48. ISSN 1212-5865.

Bouzek J.: Three essays on Homeric Greece. Studia Hercynia, 2012, č. • no. 16, s. • p. 63-67. ISSN 1212-5865.

Bouzek J.: Knovíz culture cemeries at Křepenice and Hříměždice, Middle Vlava Region. Studia Hercynia, 2012, č. • no. 16, s. • p. 1-134. ISSN 1212-5865.

Bouzek J.: Chronologie knovízské keramiky. Archeologie ve středních Čechách, 2012, č. • no. 16, s. • p. 239-247. ISSN 1214-3553.

Bouzek J.: Scene de tragédie sur une hydrie de Pague: Clytemnestre ou la Dannaïde Hypermestre et son époux. In Hermary A.: From the Pillars of Hercules to the Footsteps ofthe Argonauts. Leuwen, Peeters, 2012, s. • p. 233-238. ISBN 978-90-429-2432-1.

Bouzek J.: Two new volumes of Prähistorische Bronzefunde. Ancient West and East, 2012, č. • no. 2012, s. • p. 298-300. ISSN 1570-1921.

Bouzek J.: The iconography of the Dark Age. In The Dark Ages Revisited. Volos, University of Thessaly, 2012, s. • p. 983-1003. ISBN 978-960-9439-06-0.

Bouzek J.: The Belozerka fibulae in a broader context. Tyragetia, 2011, č. • no. 20, s. • p. 247-254. ISSN 1857-0240.

Bouzek J.: Několik poznámek ke vzniku opid a importům na nich. Archeologické rozhledy, 2011, č. • no. 63, s. • p. 523-5204. ISSN 0323-1267.

Bouzek J.: Frontiers in Pre-Roman Thrace. Anodos, 2011, č. • no. 10, s. • p. 41-53. ISSN 1338-5410.

Bouzek J., Domaradzka L.: Pistiros 2010 preliminary report. In Bouzek J.: Excavations Surveys, Studies. Praha, Filosofická fakulta UK, 2011, s. • p. 5-17. ISBN 978-80-7308-354-0.

Bouzek J.: New Studies in Black Sea and Balkan Archeology. Eirene, 2011, č. • no. XLVII, s. • p. 177-189. ISSN 0046-1628.

Bouzek J., Domaradska L.: Greeks in Inner Thrace. Eirene, 2011, č. • no. XLVII, s. • p. 45-62. ISSN 0046-1628.

Bouzek J.: Pravěk českých zemí v evropském kontextu. Praha, Triton, 2011. 173 s. • p. ISBN 978-80-7387-463-6.

Bouzek J.: A. Michalidou, weights and Values in Pre-Coinage Societies. Gnomon: Kritische Zeitschrift für Kultur der Antike und Humanistische Bildung, 2011, č. • no. 83, s. • p. 470-471. ISSN 0017-1417.

Bouzek J.: Prehistory of Europe as seen from its centre. Praha, Univerzita Karlova – Filozofická gakulta, 2011. 190 s. • p. ISBN 978-80-7308-333-5.

Bouzek J., Ondřejová I.: Other Roman inports from the Klong Thong district of the Krabi province in Thailand. Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Philologica, 2011, č. • no. 24, s. • p. 7-14. ISSN 0567-8269.

Bouzek J.: Versuch einer Deutung neuer Verbreitungskarten am Beispiel der Urnenfelderzeit in Süd- und Südwestböhmen. In Fines Transire 20. 23. bis 26. Juni 2010 in Eschenbach i. d. OPf. Westf. Leidorf, Rahden, 2011, s. • p. 315-322. ISBN 978-3-89646-215-2.

Bouzek J.: The eastern Amber Route betwen the Baltic and the Black Sea in antiquity. In Jackson T.: Gaudeamus igitur: sbornik statej k 60-letiju A.V. Podosimova. Moskva, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of World History, 2010, s. • p. 64-70. ISBN 978-5-91244-020-5.

Bouzek J.: Review: Coldstream, Greek Geometric Pottery: A Survey of Ten Local Styles and their chronology. Gnomon: Kritische Zeitschrift für Kultur der Antike und Humanistische Bildung, 2010, č. • no. 2010, s. • p. 668-669. ISSN 0017-1417.

Bouzek J., Domaradzka L.: Pistiros and inland emporia in the Balkans: Greeks, Thracians and their neighbours. Eirene, 2010, č. • no. 46, s. • p. 157-160. ISSN 0046-1628.

Bouzek J.: The art of phalerae in broader context. In Candea I.: Tracii si vecinii lor in Anticitate . Thracians and Their Neighbours in Antiquity. Braila, Muzeul Brailei – Editura Istros, 2010, s. • p. 95-110. ISBN 978-973-1871-58-5.

Bouzek J., Musil J., Domaradzka L., Archibald S.: Pistiros, Excavations and Studies IV. Praha, Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, 2010. 287 s. • p. ISBN 978-80-7308-318-2.

Bouzek J.: recenze: Chvojka, Jižní Čechy v mladé a pozdní době bronzové. Archeologické rozhledy, 2010, č. • no. 62, s. • p. 377-379. ISSN 0323-1267.

Bouzek J.: Pravěk Egejské oblasti. Praha, Česká archeologická společnost, 2010. 87 s. • p. ISBN 0-000-00000-0.

Bouzek J.: Neufunde griechischer Keramik aus Böhmen und die Anfänge der Latene-Kunst. Germania, 2010, č. • no. 88, s. • p. 12-28. ISSN 0016-8874.

Bouzek J., Musil J.: Pistiros 2009 : report of the Czech team. In Bouzek J.: Classical Art in Czech Collections, Studia Hercynia XIV. Praha, Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Karlova, 2010, s. • p. 52-55. ISBN 978-80-7308-319-9.

Bouzek J.: Classical Art in Czech Collections, Studia Hercynia XIV. Praha, Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, 2010, s. • p. 95-101. ISBN 978-80-7308-319-9.

Bouzek J.: Classical Art in Czech Collections – Studia Hercynia XIV. Praha, Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, 2010, s. • p. 91-94. ISBN 978-80-7308-319-9.

Bouzek J., Ondřejová I.: Classical gems in the Czech medieval hoards. In Bouzek J.: Classical Art in Czech Collections – Studia Hercynia XIV. Praha, Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, 2010, s. • p. 3-15. ISBN 978-80-7308-319-9.

Bouzek J.: The beginning of the La Tene art in Bohemia and the East. In Berecki S.: Iron Age Communities in the Carpathian Basin. Cluj – Napoca, Editura Mega, 2010, s. • p. 107-114. ISBN 978-606-543-073-0.

Bouzek J.: Migrations: their character and interprtative possibilities concerning the Bronze Age. In Dziegelewski K.: Migration in Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Europe. Krakow, Uniwersytet Jagellonski, Instytut archeologii, 2010, s. • p. 37-46. ISBN 978-83-7638-043-8.