Settlement sites date back to the prehistoric times

Settlement sites date back to the prehistoric times

The mammoth hunters had their encampments on Landek Hill already in the Paleolithic Age, as evidenced by numerous archaeological finds. The most important discovery is a 48-mm-high torso of a female figure from hematite known as the Venus of Petřkovice.

Archaeologists have found evidence that prehistoric hunters used coal, which was springing to the surface, as fuel. It is the first documented use of coal in the world. In the 8th century, Slavic tribe Holasics built one of its numerous settlements on mythical Landek Hill.

The first encampment: 25,000 years ago
Finding the Venus of Petřkovice: 1958
Holasics’ Fort on Landek Hill: 8th century