Publisher © Czech Geological Survey, ISSN: 2336-5757 (online), 0514-8057 (print)

Pleistocene and holocene faunal finds from some caves in Moravian Karst


Fišáková Nývltová

Geoscience Research Reports 34, 2001 (GRR for 2000), pages 43–45

Full text (PDF, 0.27 MB)



Faunal remains from several caves in Moravian Karst were studied. Bones of reindeers, wolves, cave bears, cave hyenas, horses and bisons have been distinquished within the framework of Pleistocene fauna. Remains of deers, hares, foxes, badgers, wild cats, lynxes, beavers, bisons and livestock belong to the Holocene. The caves were settled by magdalenian people, the animal remains survived as bag rests and were commonly crushed. Holocene faunal remains were not crushed with certain exceptions from the Rytířská cave. The youngest faunal assemblage contains species living in the region recently or not long ago.