Oldest evidence of ploughing in Czech lands discovered in Prague

16-01-2012

Archaeologists in the Prague district of Bubeneč uncovered a set of furrows which they believe is the oldest evidence of ploughing in the Czech lands, a spokeswoman for the Czech Academy of Science said on Monday. The survey which took place last year, found four such irregular furrows that were ten centimetres wide, eight centimetres deep and nine metres long, dating to the middle of the fourth millennium BC. The spokeswoman said the furrows were most likely not created as part of ritual ploughing and should be therefore considered the oldest known evidence of an agricultural field in the country, between 100 and 200 years older than the earliest known evidence so far.