Dřevohostice, Přerov distr., Olomouc Region
Prehistoric barrow cemetery
The largest barrow cemetery from the end of the Eneolithic on the territory of the Czech Republic was discovered at the end of the 19th century. At that time, 11 mounds containing skeletal graves were researched at the site. At the beginning of the 20th century, additional 21 were excavated; today, we count a total of 32 barrows, 7 of which belong to the Bell-Beaker culture and 14 to the Corded Ware culture (the remaining barrows could not be dated). The barrows, standing in groups or isolated, have a diameter of 6–15 m, are 0.5–1 m high and all show disturbances typical for archaeological excavations. The dead lay in crouched position in grave pits; grave goods typically consisted of pottery, polished and chipped stone tools.
References: Peška – Plaček 2002; Peška 2013; Peška a kol. 2014.
Navigation point: N 49°27‘03.68“, E 17°35‘46.04“ (site centre).
Map notes: A-B - barrow cemeteries. 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.Peška, J. – Krištuf, P. – Rytíř, L. – Švejcar, O. – Hejcman, M. – Součková, K. 2014: Moderní výzkum eneolitického mohylníku v Dřevohostickém lese na východní Moravě, prvotní dosažené výsledky. In: M. Bém – J. Peška (eds.), Archeologické centrum Olomouc, příspěvková organizace, ročenka 2013, Olomouc, 110–133.pdf