Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology

2017 Edition
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Dolní Věstonice, Pavlov, Milovice

  • Jiří SvobodaEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-4409-0_77


These locations form a cluster of Gravettian (Pavlovian) sites on the northeastern slopes of the Pavlov Hills (550 m a.s.l.) in southern Moravia, Czech Republic. As a whole, the sites create an almost regular chain about 7 km long at elevations above 200 m a.s.l., which allowed an overview of the Dyje River Valley lying 30–40 m lower. The individual sites have been excavated since 1924 by Absolon (site DV I), Bohmers (DV I), Klíma (DV I–III, Pavlov I–III), Oliva (Milovice I), Svoboda (DV I–II, Pavlov II–II and VI, Milovice IV), and other excavators (Figure 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Insitute of Archaeology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicDolní VěstoniceCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Anthropology, Faculty of ScienceMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic