Acropolis of the Závist hillfort in the 6th-4th century B.C. Publication of the monograph
• (Principal) Investigator:
PhDr. Petr Drda
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Late Hallstatt period; Early La Tene period; hillfort; fortification; homestead; ritual space; temenos; temple; altar; ritual sphere; mythology; offerings; architecture; imports; meetingsplace; 3D recontsruction

A complex evaluation of the unique ritual space, discovered during 1963-1989 archaeological excavations at the National Cultural Monument of Závist in Central Bohemia. The complex as well as horizontal stratigraphy in the eminent part of the early Celtic hillfort could explain the main formation stages of the specific and architectonically organized area. A detailed analysis of the complex of structures and finds was essentials for the interpretation of characteristics of the ritual zone and its cultural connections, inclusively to the Mediterranean world. The study is a original contribution to the notion of diverse aspects of the early Celtic society in Bohemia including ritual sphere.

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