Exhibit 1


Vessel with pointed bottom

This vessel has been reconstructed on the basis of the findings of several fragments of typical potsherds. They have been found during archaeological excavation of the oppidum in Hrazany, in older layers prior to founding the oppidum. The potsherds have been identified as Neman culture, whose origins are in the Baltics. The Neman culture occurred at the end of the Mesolithic and Early Neolithic and typical for it are vessels with characteristic pointed bottom and a combination of combed and pitted decoration, perforated rims and knobs pinched out from the opposite wall of the vessel. Such pottery find of the Neman culture is absolutely unique in Czech environment.

Mesolithic/Neolithic. Reconstruction Kateřina Drmlová. Collection of the Mining Museum Příbram.