Dolni Vestonice


The area between towns Dolní Věstonice and Pavlov
 in the Czech Republic is widely known for various uncovered settlements of mammoth hunters from 25 000 - 20 000 years BC. The site is unique in that it has been a particularly abundant source of prehistoric artifacts (especially art). Perhaps the most famous is the clay statue of Věstonická Venuše (Venus of Dolní Věstonice), being one of the oldest of its kind.
The Venus figurine, discovered in 1925 by Moravian explorer Karel Absolon, has a heavily stylized face, absent neck and massive, sagging bust. On the back side we can see what are probably fat wrinkles. In 2004, a tomograph scan of the figurine showed on her tights a fingerprint of a child who must have handled it before it was fired.
sources: landscape | archaeological finds