Suchdol v Moravském krasu, Blansko District, South Moravian Region

Koňská jáma Cave

(Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Eneolithic, Hallstatt period, Middle Ages)

Main chamber of Koňská jáma Cave.

Main chamber of Koňská jáma Cave.

Photo P. Zajíček, 2010.

Koňská jáma (“horsepit”) Cave is situated in the Moravian Karst at the end of the Suchý žleb (“dry gully”) karst canyon. It has two entrances facing the south less than 20 m above the valley bottom, which lead to the curved front part. Archaeological finds witness an occupation of the cave since the Upper Palaeolithic (Magdalenian). However, the most important finds come from the Neolithic and Eneolithic and consist of a sequence of undisturbed layers with a fascinating assemblage of 152 pottery fragments of the Linear Pottery culture. A pottery fragment with a human figure deserves special attention. In addition, there are finds from the Early Iron Age (Hallstatt period) and the Middle Ages.

References: Skutil 1962; 1963; Svoboda 2002.

Navigation point: N 49°21'39.362", E 16°42'48.244".

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