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The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. is a private operating foundation dedicated to the advancement of anthropology throughout the world. Located in New York City, it is one of the major funding sources for international anthropological research and is actively engaged with the anthropological community through its varied grant, fellowship, networking, conference and symposia programs. It founded and continues to publish the international journal Current Anthropology, and disseminates the results of its symposia through open-access supplementary issues of this journal. The Foundation works to support all branches of anthropology and closely related disciplines concerned with human biological and cultural origins, development, and variation.
The Lithuanian Council for Culture carries out its activities from the year 2013, in accordance with the Law on the Lithuanian Council for Culture, the Law on Culture Support Fund, the Government decrees, the Minister of Culture orders, the Council Statute and other legislation. The Council is a budgetary institution, established with the view to reform country cultural governance and develop culture self – realization. Its core mission – to implement the State culture policy in the governance areas assigned to the Minister of Culture, except for the areas assigned to the Lithuanian Film Centre, which is a separate institution under the Ministry of Culture responsible for the country cinema policy implementation.
The Department of Cultural Heritage performs the functions of the protection of immovable cultural heritage and movable cultural properties assigned to it by laws and other legal acts; these functions include maintenance and management of cultural properties, maintenance of accounting and control of cultural heritage, as well as presentation of cultural heritage to the society; the Department also contributes to the formation and implementation of national policies in the area of protection of cultural heritage. The mission of the Department is to preserve cultural heritage of Lithuania and pass it on to future generations as a guarantee of survival of the national identity, an integral part of landscape and a means of formation of Lithuania’s image by providing conditions for the society to get to know and use it.
In 1974, BAR was founded by David Walker and Dr Anthony Hands and their ambition was to create ‘a worldwide databank in archaeology to be relevant in 100 years’ time’. This ambition remains BAR’s philosophy today. With over 3400 titles available, BAR is one of the world’s biggest publishers in academic archaeology. The data of many hundreds of sites and the result of academic research from all over the world are now available as BARs in major Libraries worldwide as well as being easily accessible for everybody to buy globally.
Open Archaeology is a new, peer-reviewed, electronic-only journal that publishes original, high-quality research on all aspects of archaeology. The journal encompasses novel, interdisciplinary approaches to archaeological data including archaeological science, theory and interpretation as well as archaeological heritage management and promotion.
The aim of Open Archaeology is to become a premier source of knowledge and a worldwide-recognized platform of exchange for scientists, without any geographical or temporal restrictions.
Scope of the journal includes, but is not restricted to:
- World Archaeology – discoveries and research
- Archaeological science
- Theory and interpretation in archaeology
- Archaeological heritage preservation and management
Trademark “Dundulis” has lately become well-known to those who follow the news of Lithuanian beer production.
Bold experiments, reconstructions, endeavor to introduce American or British style ales or even gruits in the market, cooperation with home brewers have pigeonholed “Dundulis” as a hotspur and innovator.
We often mix and match our innovative attitude with local ingredients. This allows us to create a unique portrait of the small Lithuanian brewery.
Mead was drunk in Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. In the Middle Ages it became quite popular all over Europe, especially in Scandinavia, Slav and Baltic countries.
The oldest data in writ regarding mead reach the 9 th cent. Historical sources prove that mead was one of the most common drinks. Since the end of the 15 th cent. in the Great Dukedom of Lithuania mead was used abundantly during feasts. Alexander Sinkevičius, an initiator and inventor, got an idea to revive the production of mead in Stakliškės, in a small plant “Lithuanian Mead” producing national drinks. It is the only enterprise in Lithuania of this kind which specializes in the production of national drinks.
Like in ancient times mead has remained natural, made of natural products, pure bee honey, hops, blossoms of lime, juniper berries and other products having Vitamin C fer-mented by brewer’s yeast abundant in vitamins.