Vitín, České Budějovice dist., South Bohemian Region
Early Medieval barrow cemetery
A well-preserved Early Medieval barrow cemetery dating to the 9th century. A total of 69 barrows arranged in several rows running from east to west were identified here. Archaeologists excavated just one barrow, which contained burnt wood, potsherds and earrings; the presence of cremation remains can be presumed, but were not identified. Unfortunately, the majority of barrows have been disrupted by treasure hunters. Numerous Early Medieval and prehistoric barrow cemeteries are found in the wooded territory near Hluboká nad Vltavou.
References: Beneš A. a kol. 1999; Kuna 2008.
Navigation points: N 49°05'51.79", E 14°32'21.02".
Map notes: 1–69 – 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.Kuna, M. 2008: Analýza polohy pravěkých mohylových pohřebišť pomocí geografických informačních systémů. In: J. Macháček (ed.), Počítačová podpora v archeologii 2, Brno – Praha – Plzeň: Ústav archeologie a muzeologie FF MU – Archeologický ústav AV ČR – Katedra archeologie FF ZČU, 79–92.