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Natural Sciences
in Archaeology

Petr Pokorný

PF 2021


hjhklDid you know that archeology provides answers even to questions such as when the first casino existed. Oddly enough, but long before our era there were gambling establishments in China. The first casino in Europe is considered to be Ridotto, opened in 1638 in Venice. By order of the government, a gambling house was opened in the left wing of the Church of Moses in order to control gambling taking place during the great spring carnival. Ridotto introduced a strict dress code and high stakes in order to limit the number of players to the aristocracy. The casino, closed in 1774 under pressure from devotees of piety, was reopened in 1946 at the Vendramin Palace. It is safe to say that these were no id casinos. Back then, it was much easier to play both in online casinos and in land-based gambling establishments.


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Volume 12, issue 1 and Volume 11, issue 2

NEW CONTENT sorted by Items 1 - 13 of 13


The Second Issue of the Jubilee Volume: Responsive Webpage as a Birthday Gift
Ondřej Mlejnek
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 11(2): 135–136, 2020. Published: December 9, 2020


Petrography and Micromorphology Face-to-Face: the Potential of Multivocality in the Study of Earth-Based Archaeological Materials
Susanna Cereda, Pamela Fragnoli
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 12(1): Online First, 2021. Online First: March 19, 2021

The Comparative Study of Tool Marks on Non-Ferrous Metalwork from Archaeological Contexts: Methodological Considerations, Case Studies and Experimental Archaeology
Birgit Bühler, Dávid Zsolt Schwarcz
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 12(1): Online First, 2021. Online First: March 10, 2021

On the Tracks of Aswan Pink Clay. New Studies on the Local Clay Deposits in the Region of Aswan/Upper Egypt
Laura Rembart, Lisa Betina
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 12(1): Online First, 2021. Online First: February 6, 2021

Animal and Plant Remains from Two Kalenderberg Group (Hallstatt Culture) Cremation Graves in Devín-Záhrady, Slovakia
Zora Bielichová, Mária Hajnalová, Petra Kmeťová, Peter Barta
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 11(2): 149–176, 2020. Published: December 7, 2020
DOI: 10.24916/iansa.2020.2.2

Geophysical Investigations of the Bronze Age Andreevskoye Settlement in the Southern Trans-Urals (Russia)
Vladislav Noskevich, Natalia Fedorova
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 11(2): 139–147, 2020. Published: November 23, 2020
DOI: 10.24916/iansa.2020.2.1

Cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium L.) in the Archaeological Chronicle of Ukraine
Sergiy Gorbanenko
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 11(2): 177–182, 2020. Published: October 21, 2020
DOI: 10.24916/iansa.2020.2.3

Geophysical Survey of the Hillfort Staré zámky near Brno-Líšeň, Czech Republic
Peter Milo, Tomáš Tencer, Michal Vágner, Michaela Prišťáková, Igor Murín
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 11(2): 183–195, 2020. Published: October 21, 2020
DOI: 10.24916/iansa.2020.2.4

Thematic Reviews

Advances in Archaeological Soil Chemistry in Central Europe
Roderick B. Salisbury
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 11(2): 199–211, 2020. Published: December 7, 2020
DOI: 10.24916/iansa.2020.2.5
Alluvial geoarchaeology

Book Reviews

Book review - Karkanas, P. & Goldberg, P. 2019: Reconstructing Archaeological Sites: Understanding the Geoarchaeological Matrix
Sahar Mohammadi, Lenka Lisá
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 12(1): Online First, 2021. Online First: February 23, 2021
Alluvial geoarchaeology


VIAS - the Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science
Irmgard Hein, Birgit Bühler, Maria Ivanova-Bieg, Günther-Karl Kunst, Mathias Mehofer, Gabriele Scharrer-Liska, Wolfgang Lobisser, Wolfgang Neubauer, Immo Trinks
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 12(1): Online First, 2021. Online First: February 23, 2021

From Amélie to Terrascope: Creation, Development, Struggle and Re-birth of a Small French Independent Archaeological Laboratory
Sabrina Save, Joseph Kovacik
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 11(2): 219–226, 2020. Published: November 12, 2020
DOI: 10.24916/iansa.2020.2.6