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Pekárna

Joachim Hahn

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T066056

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Cave site in Moravia, Czech Republic. It is important for its remains dating from the Upper Palaeolithic period (c. 40,000–c. 10,000 bp): it is the only major site of the Magdalenian culture to have yielded a rich stone tool assemblage (see also Prehistoric Europe, §II, 4). The first excavations were conducted by Jan Knies in 1880, followed by Jindřich Wankel and Martin Křiž in 1884–5, Karel Absolon in 1925–30 and Bohuslav Klima in 1954 and 1961–4; the material recovered from the site is held by the Moravian Museum, Brno. Absolon described two Magdalenian levels and a Gravettian level with a ‘primitive’ Aurignacian level at its base; however, Klima found only a single Magdalenian level. The Upper Magdalenian assemblage included harpoon heads and was found in the same context as the remains of horses, reindeer, birds, hares, polar foxes, wolves, moose, red deer and perhaps aurochs....

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Subjects: Archaeology ; Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage ; Prehistoric Art

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