Bílovice, Prostějov distr., Olomouc Region

Prehistoric hillfort Hrad u Bílovic

(3700–3200 BC)

Earthwork and inner moat, view from the south-west.

Earthwork and inner moat, view from the south-west.

Photo P. Šlézar.

This prehistoric fortified area in a strategic position on a spur above the Romže River features a mighty earthwork and two ditches. According to the results of the archaeological excavation, this fortification stems from the Middle Eneolithic, but the site was used in later periods as well.

References: Houdek 1884; Čižmář 2004; Šmíd 2010.

Navigation point: N 49°31'36.91", E 16°59'21.92" (top of the hill 338 m).

Map notes: A – earthwork; B – inner ditch; C – outer ditch; D – possible position of the entrance. 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.