Dýšina, Plzeň-City dist., Plzeň Region
Prehistoric barrow cemetery v trati Nová Huť
(1600–1300 BC, occasionally later)
A barrow cemetery in the forest section of ‘Nová Huť’ was primarily used during the Middle Bronze Age (Tumulus culture). The site is located in a region with a large number of known barrow cemeteries, most of which have not, however, survived until today. The cemetery at ‘Nová Huť’ is an exception. Although the majority of barrows in this funerary area were investigated as early as in the 19th century, 113 mounds were still identifiable in the 1950s. The barrows had an earth and stone construction and produced finds of ceramic vessels, bronze weapons and jewellery, including several gold artefacts.
References: Smolík 1878; Rybová – Šaldová 1958; Čujanová-Jílková 1970; Čtrnáct 1975.
Navigation points: N 49°47'04.45", E 13°30'19.91" (southwest).
Map notes: 1–113 – 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.Archeologický atlas Čech – DýšinaRybová, A. – Šaldová, V. 1958: O pohřebním ritu milavečské kultury v západních Čechách, Památky archeologické 49/2, 348–411.Smolík, J. 1878: O mohylách zejména ejpovických, Památky archeologické 11/2, 49–60.