Řepeč, Tábor dist., South Bohemian Region

Prehistoric barrow cemetery

(1600–50 BC)

One of the barrows.

One of the barrows.

Photo D. Dreslerová, 2013.

An extensive barrow cemetery, known since the end of the 19th century, with at least 68 burial mounds arranged in irregular rows over a relatively small area. Empty space in the eastern part (A) may indicate the course of a possible path leading through the area. The cemetery was used in the Bronze Age and the Hallstatt Period. Most of the mounds contained cremation burials placed in burial chambers or directly on the former surface and covered by mounds. The mounds consisted of soil and stone structures surrounded by stone rings. Additional cremation burials were deposited in the surface layers of several mounds during the La Tène Period.

References: Píč 1898; Dubský 1949; Jiráň a kol. 2008; Menšík a kol. 2010; Chvojka – Michálek 2011; Krištuf 2012.

Navigation points: N 49°24'12.89", E 14°32'17.49" (entrance).

Map notes: A – open space between the rows of barrows, possibly a former path; 2–69 – barrows. 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.

Píč, J. L. 1898: Mohyly Bechyňské II, Památky archeologické 18, 1–14.