Original title: Camps and waters: Malý Medvědí Tábor as part of a North Bohemian Mesolithic landscape
Authors: Svoboda, Jiří ; Novák, J. ; Novák, Martin ; Pokorný, P. ; Sázelová, Sandra
Document type: Papers
Conference/Event: Mikulov Anthropology Meeting, Mikulov (CZ), 2014-08-27 / 2014-08-29
Year: 2014
Language: eng
Abstract: The paper introduces a newly discovered Mesolithic rock shelter Malý medvědí tabor, located in the canyon of the Svitávka River. The excavation revealed intact Mesolithic layers, rich in charcoals and a hearth feature outlined by sandstone blocks. Analyses of the environmental data, fauna, and lithic artefacts are included. In sum, the occupation of the rock shelter was rather episodic, nevertheless the site is of domestic character, as suggested by the richness and character of artefacts. The surrounding vegetation can be reconstructed as a sparse pine forests with common spread of hazel, oak and early successional vegetation with aspen and birch. Given a presence of a nearby peat-bog at Velenice, this new site serves as an important reference point for prehistoric human presence in the Svitavka river valley.
Keywords: Mesolithic; Northern Bohemia; rock shelter
Project no.: CEZ:AV0Z80010507 (CEP), GA13-08169S (CEP)
Funding provider: GA ČR
Host item entry: Mikulov Anthropology Meeting, ISBN 978-80-86023-46-5, ISSN 1801-7002

Institution: Institute of Archaeology, Brno AS ČR (web)
Document availability information: Fulltext is available at the institute of the Academy of Sciences.
Original record: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0241550

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