HRADISKÁ VO FOLKUŠOVEJ – NECPALOCH A BLATNICI
Hill-forts in Folkušová – Necpaly and Blatnica
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There are two agglomerations of hill-forts and settlements in Turiec region, in northern Slovakia that provided remarkable finds from the Middle La Tène Period to the beginning of the Roman Period, from the pre-Púchov stage and the La Tène phase of the Púchov Culture. It is a system of terraced settlements and fortified refugia on the hilltops of mountains in Folkušová – Necpaly and Blatnica. Blatnica was the regional centre in the Early to the Middle La Tène Periods and the Early Roman Period. Both centres were used at the time of the largest settlement expansion in northern Carpathians, from the Middle La Tène Period to the beginning of Roman Period, when they became extinct violently. A special feature of the both agglomerations is long-term use, preservation state of old roads and combination of terraced settlements with fortifications on inaccessible peaks with great altitudes. Hoards of La Tène swords are the continuation of long tradition of sacrificial places around the hilltop Plešovica, which is enclosed with the Early Medieval princely grave. The study also observes a number of artefacts that document the connection of northern Slovakia with southeastern Europe in the Late La Tène Period.
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