Stránská skála is a national natural monument on the outskirts of Brno in the Czech Republic . It was proclaimed in 1978 and consists of a 16.6-hectare freestanding rocks of Jura - Limestone . The area is known internationally as a paleontological and archaeological site. In terms of fossil finds, rock-forming marine life as well as large mammals and cave dwellers of the Quaternary are of scientific interest. Traces of Homo erectus settlement more than 500,000 years old were found in one of the 29 or so caves , and a flourishing stone industry developed here in the Upper Paleolithic .
- Rudolf Musil (Ed.): Stránská skála Hill . Excavation of open-air sediments 1964–1972. Antropos, Brno 1995, ISBN 3-7749-2798-7 (= Antropos,, English).
- Rudolf Musil (Ed.): Stránská Skála I: 1910-1945 . Moravské Museum, Ústav Anthropos, Brno 1971 (= Anthropos , Czech).
- Stránská skála . National Nature Monuments in CR
- Jiří Mlíkovský : Early Pleistocene Birds of Stránská skála Hill, Czech Republic . Brno 1995. (PDF; 16 pages)
- Transports in the Ice Age: The Venus of Willendorf . faz.net, accessed February 26, 2015