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Topic: Prehistory and antiquity (9 records)

Amber Road

Ancient trade route connecting northern Europe and the Mediterranean (northern Italy). The name is derived from amber (fossilised tree resin), which was one of its main commodities.

Bull Rock Cave

A cave in the Habrůvka municipality in the protected landscape area of the Moravian Karst. It is one of the most significant archaeological sites on the territory of the Czech Republic. It was named after a bronze bull statuette.

Celts in the Czech lands

Peoples that were dominant on the Czech territory from the 5th century BC to the 1st century BC. The Czech lands are traditionally regarded as one of the cradles of the Celtic peoples.

Germanic peoples in the Czech lands

The principal ethnic group living on the Czech territory in the first half of the 1st millennium. The first Germanic peoples came there probably as early as between 70 and 50 BC.

Mammoth hunters

Hunter-gatherer society of anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) living in the middle of the Upper Palaeolithic, or the so-called Gravettian (28 to 18 thousand years BC), whose diet largely consisted of mammoth.

Mšecké Žehrovice Head

A stone head found in 1943 in Mšecké Žehrovice, in the Rakovník District. It is one of the most significant finds connected with the Celts, on the territory of the Czech Republic as well as in Central Europe.

Prehistoric cultures on the territory of the modern-day Czech Republic between 2200 BC and 6th century AD

Human societies and their creations known to have been present on the territory of the modern-day Czech Republic in the period following the Stone Age, when people knew how to work metals, approximately between 2200 BC and 6th century AD.


Prehistoric circular structures enclosed with one or more concentric trenches interrupted with two or three, but usually four entrances to the inner space. Examples of such structures exist on the territory of the Czech Republic.

Stone Age

Term denoting a period of prehistory when man produced tools from stone because metals had not been discovered yet. The oldest evidence of human presence on the current Czech territory dates from Stone Age.

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