Zákopy místo výkopů: archaeological heritage in the south of Ukraine at the time of war
Archaeological heritage in the South of Ukraine has met numerous challenges since the beginning of the war in 2014. Some Ukrainian museums, as well as archaeological sites, were destroyed or damaged. Other are forced to urgently prepare collections for evacuation, or to carry out evacuation measures directly. Seized expositions in the occupied territories, as well as finds from illegally conducted excavations, are being systematically exported to occupied Crimea or Russia. The question also arises about the possibility of future archaeological excavations in de-occupied territories, which will remain mined for a long time.
About Mariia Lobanova
Mariia Lobanova is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Archeology and Museology at Masaryk University. Her scientific interest is the Eneolithic Period in the South Ukraine. In 2021, she defended her dissertation at the Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University. The thesis was dedicated to the population of the Cucuteni-Trypillia cultural complex in the Southern Buh region in the 2nd half of the 5th millennium BC. She has been an employee of the Odesa Archaeological Museum of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine since 2019.