Mgr. Ondrej Mlejnek, PhD.

Mgr. Ondrej Mlejnek, PhD.


ERCA Centre coordinator. Graduated at the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University in Brno, subjects of study History and Archaeology. He finished his PhD studies at the Institute of Archaeology and Museology at the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk university in Brno in 2014. He attended several educational exchanges (e.g. in Vienna or Leipzig), excursions and scientific conferences.


Main topics of his interest is especially a development of human societies in Central Europe during the periods of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic. Specifically, he is interested in topics such as the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition, last Neanderthals extinction and Anatomically Modern Humans arrival to Europe. From his other scientific interests, it is possible to mention settlement strategies in Palaeolithic, adaptations and subsistence strategies during past climatic changes, such as during the Last Glacial Maximum, and recently also a topic of Late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic settlements in Central Europe. As the main sources of knowledge to answer his research questions, he studies especially lithic assemblages and also proxy data resulting from cooperation of archaeologists with natural scientists.


Ondřej Mlejnek is in a frame of the ERCA Centre responsible for a coordination of contracts and projects. From the scientific work, he is a guarantor of lithic analyses, including technological and typological descriptions, drawings and raw materials determination.


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