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National Natural Momunemt and National Nature Reservation in Moravia - Silesian Region

Landek National Natural Monument 3

Basic information

Landek National Natural Monument lies in the northern part of Ostrava city above the alluvial plain and the confluence of the Odra and Ostravice rivers within the altitude of 208 to 280 meters in the Koblov and Petřkovice city boroughs. This area has been protected since 1966. It covers 85,7 hectares and its size was extended in 1989. Landek was proclaimed a national natural monument in 1993. The subject of protection includes not only valuable forest vegetation but also bassets of coal seams and numerous archeological si­tes.

Archeological sites

The first settlement at Landek locality dates back to the late Palaeolithic period, that means approximately 23 thousands years ago. From this period evidence was found regarding first utilization of coal in out territory as well. This area belongs to the oldest coal mining sites in the world. The oldest indications regarding coal mining come from France, where the prehistoric people used brown coal. The coked remains of coal in primeval fireplaces at Landek come from the local coal seems, coming to the surface at this part of this area. The archeologist Bohuslav Klíma found here a so-called Landek or Petřkovice Venus statue, represented by a 4,6 cm tall headless body torso of a young woman carved from hematite. Many stone artifacts and skeletal fragments were found in its vicinity. Landek Venus is now placed in the Archeological Institute in Brno. At Landek, there is also evidence of settlement during the Neolithic Age. Culture objects of Lusatian um-fields from the late Bronze age were also found here.

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Contact information

AOPK ČR, SCHKO Poodří a KS Ostrava ul. 2. května 1 742 13 Studénka Telephone: + 420 556 455 055 http://www.poodri.ochranaprirody.cz

GPS position

N 49° 52.270', E 18° 16.973'



AOPK ČR, SCHKO Poodří a KS Ostrava
ul. 2. května 1 742 13 Studénka
Tel.:+ 420 556 455 055