Mgr. Andrej Vrtel, PhD.

Andrej Vrtel

Brief CV 

  • since 2011: lecturer at the Department of archaeology, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava
  • 2010: finished external doctoral study at the Archaeological Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences in Nitra; dissertation thesis "Late La Tène oppidum in Bratislava - craft, exchange and trading" (under the mentorship of PhDr. Eva Kolníková, DrSc.)
  • 2003-2011: work at the Department of Archaeological Research at The City Institute for Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Bratislava

Research projects

  • 2016-2019: The beginnings of shaping of the urban space in Bratislava, VEGA 1/0827/16, deputy of the principal investigator
  • 2014-2017: Celtic pottery production on the Middle Danube. Pottery workshops and kilns of the late La Tène period from the Devín Gate to the Danube Bend, VEGA 1/0762/14, principal investigator
  • 2013-2015: Pottery - production, distribution and usage from the protohistoric to early medieval period in south-west Slovakia, VEGA 1/0533/13, deputy of the principal investigator
  • 2012-2014: Between the antiquity and Middle Ages. Cultural-ethnical relations in the center of the Danube basin region from the end of the Celtic settlement until the beginning of the Middle Ages, VEGA 2/0117/12, co-solver
  • 2012: Francia Media, Cradles of European Culture, 850-1050, co-solver

Field work

  • director of various excavations on different locations in the city of Bratislava: Michalská 9, Medená 9...
  • research associate on several important long-term archaeological excavations: Bratislava Castle - The palace courtyard, Hlavné square, Kollárovo square, Radničná - Appony Palace, Farská 1 - The Clarissine church, Ventúrska 3 - Academia Istropolitana

Publications (selection)

  • A. Vrtel: Das Münzwesen im Oppidum von Bratislava. In: F. Humer (Hrsg.): Legionsadler und Druidenstab. Vom Legionslager zur Donaumetropole. Textband. Bad Deutsch-Altenburg 2006, 184 - 189.
  • A. Vrtel: Neskorolaténsky objekt 115/09 na nádvorí Bratislavského hradu. In: E. Droberjar/M. Lutovský/B. Komoróczy (zost.): VI. Protohistorická konference, Archeologie barbarů 2010, „Hroby a pohřebiště Germánů mezi Labem a Dunajem“, Olomouc 2011, 265 - 277.
  • A. Vrtel: Keltské oppidum v Bratislave. In: T. Štefanovičová/J. Šedivý (zost.): Dejiny Bratislavy, 1. Od počiatkov do prelomu 12. a 13. storočia. Brezalauspurc na križovatke kultúr. Bratislava 2012, 164 - 180.
  • A. VrtelBemerkungen zum Katastrophenhorizont des Bratislavaer Oppidums. In: S. Wefers u. a. (Hrsg.): Waffen - Gewalt - Krieg. Langenweissbach 2015, 53 - 69.
  • A. Vrtel: The internal structure of late La Tène settlement of Bratislava. In: Actes du 38e colloque de l´AFEAF - Revue archéologique de Picardie, n° spécial 30, 2016, 333 - 342.
  • A. Vrtel: Bratislava versus Zemplín. Ein und dasselbe Modell? In: Table ronde „Les agglomérations celtiques du IIIe – Ier s. av. J.-C.“, Bibracte 2015, v press.

Further information


Other activities 

  • since 2016: member of the Monuments Council
  • since 2012: member of the The Committee for Archaeology at The Monuments Board of the Slovak Republic
  • since 2011: member of the editorial board at Musaica
  • 2008: author of the exhibition "Celtic mint in Bratislava", Bratislava City Gallery, Pálffy Palace
  • since 2007: holder of the Licence to Conduct Archaeological Fieldwork (registration number 077.1)