Katalin Szilágyi

   Katalin Szilágyi
was born in Budapest in 1954 and studied ancient and medieval history and archaeology at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest and University College London and in 1987, she obtained a doctorial degree at Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen. She worked with the Hungarian National Museum, the Institute of Archaeology of the HASc., the Budapest History Museum, the University of Gödöllõ, and the Field Service for Cultural Heritage. Katalin has published 20 articles mainly on the typology and archaeological significance of glass beads. For research on glass beads, she has received a Getty Grant, by which she studied beads in seven European countries.

Trade and cultural historical relations in Early Medieval times is also her field of interest, about which she has held a series of lectures at the Department of Ancient History, Humboldt University and also at Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church. She has undertaken study trips to Kiev, Ukraine and Kazan, Tatar Republic, to study remnants of ancient Hungarian history.

In her student days, Katalin realized the need for a handbook on the technique of modern archaeological excavation in Hungarian language. That is why she was glad to come across, Principles of Archaeological Stratigraphy, the outstanding book of Dr. Edward C. Harris, and was driven in recent years to translate it into Hungarian. Katalin is to be congratulated and thanked for giving permission for her translation to be made freely available for downloading on the Harris Matrix website.



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