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Stránská skála

Stránská skála

Origins of the Upper Paleolithic in the Brno Basin, Moravia, Czech Republic

Edited by Jiří A. Svoboda and Ofer Bar-Yosef

ISBN 9780873655514

Publication date: 10/17/2003

In this volume, an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars—Czech and American archaeologists, paleoanthropologists, geologists, and biologists—report on the results of the investigations from 1980 through the 1990s at Stránská skála, a complex of open-air loess sites on the outskirts of the Brno Basin in the Czech Republic.

The volume presents in-depth studies of the geology, paleopedology, frost processes, vegetation, fauna, and archaeological features of Stránská skála that break new ground in our understanding of early modern humans in central Europe.


  • It is to be greatly appreciated that such a large amount of diverse and good quality data about Stránská skála is now presented in one volume… This is a very informative and well edited volume, which certainly will be widely used and widely cited by students and researchers of the Early Upper Paleolithic of Eurasia.

    —Leonid Vishnyatsky, Paleoanthropology


  • Jiří A. Svoboda is Professor at Masaryk University and Director of the Institute of Archaeology, Dolní Věstonice, of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
  • Ofer Bar-Yosef is MacCurdy Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, Emeritus, at Harvard University.

Book Details

  • 232 pages
  • Peabody Museum Press