Miroslav is Director of the Czech Institute of Egyptology at Charles University in Prague. He graduated in Egyptology and Prehistoric and Early Historic Archaeology at Charles University in Prague. He completed his Ph.D. studies in Prague and Hamburg. In 2002 he received habilitation in Egyptology and became professor of Egyptology in 2009. In his research Bárta focuses on the evolution of ancient civilizations, relationship between man and environment, or rise and fall of complex societies. In 2002 he led the first detailed satelite mapping of the pyramid fields of Abusir, Saqqara and Dahshur. He was teaching at universities in Berlin and at University of Pennsylvania in the USA. He is also director of archaeological projects in Egypt and in Sudan. One of his last projects focuses on development of punctuated equilibria theory on human society development – past and present, and business pragmatics.
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