Mukov, Teplice dist., Ústí nad Labem Region
Prehistoric hillfort ‘Hradišťany’
The ‘Hradišťany hillfort belongs to a specific type of Bronze Age sites which probably served as ritual enclosures. These hillforts are typically located on dominant hills away from settlements, and are enclosed by banks made of dry-stack stones without ditches; hoards of bronze artefacts were often placed directly or in close proximity to these banks. For this reason, in addition to a ritual function, the sites are sometimes connected with metal processing.
References: Šolle 1952; Čtverák a kol. 2003; Smrž 2011.
Navigation points: N 50°30'35.94", E 13°52'02.65" (northwest).
Map notes: A – gate to the acropolis; B – gate between the acropolis and the annexe; C–D – secondary entrances; E – a ramp-like stone structure (probably a well). 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.Šolle, M. 1952: Knovízské hradiště Hradišťany u Bíliny, Archeologické rozhledy 4/6, 483–485, 498–499, 552, 556.Čtverák, V. a kol. 2003: Encyklopedie hradišť v Čechách.Smrž, Z. 2011: Knovízské hradiště Hradišťany (k. ú. Mukov) v severozápadních Čechách. Příspěvek k interpretaci hradišť typu Plešivec, Archeologie ve středních Čechách 15/1, 267–277.