Předběžná zpráva o výzkumu jeskyně Švédův stůl v Moravském krase v roce 2019

Translated title of the contribution: Preliminary report of the 2019 excavation at Švédův Stůl Cave in the Moravian Karst

Ladislav Nejman, Philip Hughes, Marjorie Sullivan, Duncan Wright, Amy Mosig Way, Nicholas Skopal, Ondřej Mlejnek, Petr Skrdla, Lenka Lisa, Matěj Kmošek, Miriam Nývltová Fišáková, Miroslav Kralik, Petr Neruda, Zdeňka Nerudová, Antonín Přichystal

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    Švédův Stůl Cave in the Moravian Karst has been excavated several times
    since Martin Kříž started the first excavation in 1886. Two parts of the site
    were re-excavated in 2019. The primary aim was to conduct classical as well
    as innovative and experimental sedimentological and geoarchaeological investigations of sediments from the discarded spoil heap outside the cave entrance (trench C–D). Intact sediments with a small number of lithic artefacts
    and a large number of animal bones were also excavated during the 2019
    excavation (trench A–B) located under the trench excavated by Bohuslav
    Klíma’s team in the 1950s. An attempt is being made using pXRF, benchtop
    ED-XRF and ITRAX techniques to link some of the sedimentary material
    in the spoil heap (C–D) with the stratified sediments in trench A–B. Animal
    bones and lithic artefacts were found in both trenches. Numerous samples
    were collected for geoarchaeological, palaeoenvironmental and dating
    analyses and the results will be published in upcoming publications.
    Translated title of the contributionPreliminary report of the 2019 excavation at Švédův Stůl Cave in the Moravian Karst
    Original languageCzech
    Pages (from-to)11–19
    Number of pages9
    JournalPřehled výzkumů
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


    • Moravian karst
    • Neandertals
    • re-excavation
    • spoil-heap
    • geochemical signals
    • Neanderthals


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