Archaeologists discover two prehistoric settlements in Hradec Králové region

Archaeologists have discovered two prehistoric settlements dating to the Late Stone Age and Late Bronze Age near Smiřice in the Hradec Králové region. This finds came during rescue archaeological research before the construction of a hall near a Smiřice transport station.

Archaeologists discovered several large above-ground houses and an unusually large number of pits for storing agricultural crops. Remarkable finds also include several furnaces and stone moulds for casting bronze objects.

Thousands of the artefacts will now be processed in a laboratory, documented and analysed, said Miroslav Novák, head of the archaeological department of the Museum of Eastern Bohemia in Hradec Králové.

Author: Brian Kenety