Buchlovice, Uherské Hradiště distr., Zlín Region

Prehistoric hillfort Holý kopec

(1200–700 BC)

Aerial view of the hillfort.

Aerial view of the hillfort.

Photo M. Bálek, 2001.

This prehistoric hillfort in a strategic position dating back to the Bronze Age and early Iron Age was discovered at the end of the 19th century. It was excavated and surveyed in the course of the 20th and at the beginning of the 21th centuries. The extent of the hillfort surrounded by an earthwork is about 10 ha. Valuable bronze items were found in the hillfort, but due to frequent visits by ‘treasure hunters’, their total number is unknown, which prevents us to form a complex evaluation of the importance of the site. Today, we can especially see a large earthwork with a height of 2–5 m, which made use of large natural outcrops of rock.

References: Nekvasil 1990; Sklenář – Sklenářová – Slabina 2002; Čižmář 2004; Vaškových 2008.

Navigation point: N 49°06‘12.62“, E 17°17‘24.45“.

Map notes: A – natural outcrops of rock incorporated into the earthwork; B – possibly original entrance to the hillfort; C–E – former quarries. 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.