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Villa Nova Uhřínov (CZ)

In the foothills of the Orlické mountains, the association Villa Nova started constructing an archaeological open air museum in 1993. There are a few houses, a smithy, a pottery workshop, kilns, a tar extracting site, all based on archaeological sites in the region, dating to the 13th and 14th century...

Pravěká osada Křivolík (CZ)

"One observes cave paintings of their ancestors and wants to know their meaning. When we stand before these images, we see the same eyes...

Experimental Lime Burning Based on the Findings from the Roman Empire Period

Richard Thér,
David Maršálek (CZ)

In 2006 the remains of two lime kilns from the Roman Empire period were discovered in Tuněchody near Chrudim in the Czech Republic. These finds became the object of a detailed multidisciplinary research project resulting in hypotheses on the use of the kilns. Based on these hypotheses experimental research was designed (Thér et al. 2010)...

Did prehistoric people use something like our buttons (CZ)?

The finds which we describe in the Czech Republic as buttons date to the Neolithic; they were made, for example, from bone or amber...

Women in prehistory surely wore jewellery. What about men (CZ)?

This differed through times and regions but also within different social groups. We often find in male graves, especially rich ones, ornaments, for example torques and necklaces...

Did toys exist in prehistory? And if they did, from what materials (CZ)?

They surely existed but we are not able to recognize them as such in archaeological material. Miniature vessels, figures of people or animals, rattles and similar artefacts were often made but may have been used for religious and magical activities...

Did people tidy their houses in prehistory (CZ)?

Certainly, the earliest Neolithic houses had smooth floors from fine clay stamped down (it was not simply the stamped down surface of the ground but a layer of...

Did people in prehistory use any hygienic means, tools (razors, toothbrushes et cetera) (CZ)?

Yes, they did. For example special razors were made in the Bronze Age (but before that people may have cut their beards and hair with stone tools which we cannot recognise)...

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