Question of the integrity of the ondratice l/želeč surface collection

Ondŕej Mlejnek, Petr Śkrdla, Gilbert B. Tostevin, Lenka Lisá, Jan Novák

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Excavations during 2010-2012 produced a new early Upper Palaeolithic site Želě I in Central Moravia. Three settlement horizons were distinguished at this site. The oldest one, predating the cold Heinrich event 4, dated by 14C AMS to 42-45 ky BP cal, relates to the main cultural layer in the largest trench Zel-4a with three hearths. The younger horiAzon, which was dated to 36 ky BP cal, is represented by one soliflucted hearth in trench Zel-12b and the youngest settlement episode represented by a feature of unknown function in trench Zel-12a, was dated by 14C AMS to 34 ky BP cal. The existence of three occupational events at the site supports the claim that a collection of surface finds from a neighbouring site Ondratice l/Želeč presents a mixture of lithic assemblages coming from different cultural layers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalArchaologisches Korrespondenzblatt
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016


  • Aurignacian
  • Bohunician
  • Czech Republic
  • Moravia
  • Palaeolithic
  • Stratigraphy republique
  • Szeletian


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