Hunters between East and West

The Paleolithic of Moravia

  • Jiří Svoboda
  • Vojen Ložek
  • Emanuel Vlček

Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jiří Svoboda, Vojen Ložek, Emanuel Vlček
    Pages 1-14
  3. Vojen Ložek
    Pages 15-36
  4. Emanuel Vlček
    Pages 37-74
  5. Jiří Svoboda, Vojen Ložek, Emanuel Vlček
    Pages 75-97
  6. Jiří Svoboda, Vojen Ložek, Emanuel Vlček
    Pages 99-130
  7. Jiří Svoboda, Vojen Ložek, Emanuel Vlček
    Pages 131-170
  8. Jiří Svoboda, Vojen Ložek, Emanuel Vlček
    Pages 171-194
  9. Jiří Svoboda, Vojen Ložek, Emanuel Vlček
    Pages 195-204
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 205-311

About this book


At first glance, the archaeological record of Moravia has been quite visible in the Anglophone world. Bits and pieces of this record have repeatedly made headlines in both the general and the specialized press for close to a century. First, it was the discovery of a mass grave of some 21 individuals found at the Upper Paleolithic site of Pfedmosti, then the oldest evidence for ceramic technology reported in the first quarter of this century in the Illustrated London News. Later on, the site of Petfkovice, dating some 23,000 B. P. , produced evidence for the oldest burning of coal for fuel, while more recently the New York Times informed us that imprints in clay at Pavlov I attest to the oldest evidence for the making and use of textiles. This list of cultural innovations documented from Moravia can be expanded to include the use of ground stone technology to make stone pendants (e. g. , at Pfedmosti), oflarge ground-stone rings whose use remains enigmatic (e. g. , at Bmo II, Predmosti, and Pavlov I)-but which if found in more recent contexts would pass as querns-as well as of possible needles (again at Predmosti).


Europe Middle Paleolithic evolution paleolithic pleistocene settlement systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Jiří Svoboda
    • 1
  • Vojen Ložek
    • 2
  • Emanuel Vlček
    • 3
  1. 1.Academy of SciencesBrno-Dolní VěstoniceCzech Republic
  2. 2.Academy of SciencesPragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.National MuseumPragueCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0294-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0292-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2722
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