Sudice u Boskovic, Blansko District, South Moravian Region
Na Vejštici hillfort, a fortified hilltop site from the Jevišovice culture
The fortified hilltop site Na Vejštici is situated on an oval promontory of 50 x 120 m, 2.3 km south-east from the centre of Sudice in the Adamov Highlands. The slope declines to the south and west, where it faces an unnamed stream. In the north, the remains of the fortification, a rampart and a ditch are still visible. The site has been studied by archaeologists since the 1920s when Karel Snětina and Jaroslav Böhm conducted the first excavations although extensive archaeological fieldwork has been hindered by a forested area. Trenches between the trees yielded settlement remains of the Moravian Painted Ware culture (Neolithic), but mainly the Jevišovice culture (Eneolithic). The fortification is also dated to the time of the Jevišovice culture. Along with other items, tens of loom weights were discovered, providing proof of textile production in an Eneolithic hillfort.
References: Böhm – Snětina 1934–1935; Jarůšková – Štrof 2014.
Navigation point: N 49°3044.483", E 16°40'50.155" (on the way to the hillfort).
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Selected fulltext articles and reports for further reading. Complete bibliographical records are available in the Downloads section as the List of publications.Böhm, J. – Snětina, K. 1934–35: Neolitické sídliště na "Vejštici" u Vážan, Památky archeologické 40, 13–20.Jarůšková, Z. – Štrof, A. a kol. 2014: Pravěk Boskovicka. Vlastivěda Boskovicka, svazek 3, 87–91.