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Šťáhlavy (-Hájek), Czech Republic

The ‘František Xaver Franc Archaeological Nature Trail’ commemorates the prominent 19th-century amateur archaeologist. The trail runs through ‘Kozel’ forest, the site of a remarkable range of preserved prehistoric and medieval relics. The local landscape was preserved so well because it has been covered by a forest since the 15th century. Visitors pass through an Eneolithic hilltop settlement and a Bronze and Iron Age barrow cemetery. Next to these, medieval features such as hollow ways, ponds, fields, a gold panning site, a deserted village, a fortified manor and a castle with a siege camp may be seen, as well as some remnants of Early Modern forest crafts.

Šťáhlavy (-Hájek), Czech Republic

Tourist Information Centre of the City of Pilsen

other associated institution University of West Bohemia, Department of Archaeology
other associated contact Ladislav Šmejda

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