Bělčice, Strakonice dist., South Bohemian Region

Rectangular enclosure

(Iron Age, 200 BC–0)

View on the banks in spring, taken from southeast.

View on the banks in spring, taken from southeast.

Photo A. Danielisová, 2014.

A rectangular enclosure (Viereckschanze in German) of the Late to Final La Tène Period. It was probably used as the residence of the local elite. The appearance of a powerful social group may be related to gold panning activities in nearby auriferous rivers. Preserved today are mainly the western and southern parts of the rampart; other parts are visible only in aerial photographs (crop marks).

References: Waldhauser – Fröhlich 1992; Michálek 1999a.

Navigation points: N 49°30'14.43", E 13°51'13.23" (north).

Map notes: A – archaeological trench through the bank; B – trench in the ditch (excavations in the 1980s). Map symbols are available in the Downloads section.

Selected fulltext articles and reports for further reading. Complete bibliographical records are available in the Downloads section as the List of publications.

Waldhauser, J. – Fröhlich, J. 1992: Čtyřúhelníkové valy u Bělčic na Blatensku v jižních Čechách, Archeologické rozhledy 44/4, 637–645.