The ancient Germanic settlement of the 6th century AD at Brezno, near Louny, is the only so far fully excavated inhabitation complex on the territory of the Czech Republic. It provides information on settlement structure and disposition of individual buildings. Find assemblages stand at disposal. The ancient Germans took a tract of lands along a riverside terrace (Ohoe river in NW Bohemia), involving about 1.8 ha. Four settlement groups were recognized which may be possibly interpreted as farmstead clusters. The analysis of pottery should enable the chronology and sequence of these groups. From the point of view of historical events, the final phase appears to be the most important, since it is connected with the evacuation of Bohemia by ancient Germanic tribes. Some hints (pottery ornaments) suggest the mid-6th century in this respect. The goal of the grant requested is the final working of the complete material from Boezno which should be fully prepared for publication as a monograph.
The ancient Germanic settlement site of the 6th century AD at Březno, NW Bohemia
• (Principal) Investigator:
PhDr. Ivana Pleinerová, CSc.
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Prehistory - settlement - Germanic tribes - Bohemia