Earthen mound, Puszno Skokowskie
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An example of one of the very few preserved medieval earthen barrows (burial mounds) in the Lublin region. The mound is notable due to its fairly good state of preservation.

Location and description

The earthen mound (barrow?) is located near the western boundary of the village, at the eastern edge of the Puszniński Forest, about 100 metres in a straight line towards the south from the road leading from Puszno Skokowskie to Stanisławów.

The mound is clearly distinguishable in the surrounding area. It is approx. 4 metres in height and 15 metres in diameter. It has suffered slight damage due to the presence of trees and shrubs which take up a large proportion of its surface, their roots penetrating the structure. At the top of the mound there is an earthen barrow with a metal cross, bearing no inscription whatsoever.

History

The mound is believed to originate from the Middle Ages.

None of the available written sources contain any clues as to the identity of the mound.

Condition and results of archaeological research

The site has not been subject to excavations. Surface surveys of the site within the framework of the ‘Archaeological Picture of Poland’ project were carried out in 1979.

Unlimited access to the historic structure.

compiled by Ewa Prusicka, Regional Branch of the National Heritage Board of Poland in Lublin, 13-01-2015.

General information

  • Type: Barrow
  • Chronology: VI - XV w.
  • Form of protection: register of monuments
  • Address: Puszno Skokowskie
  • Location: Voivodeship lubelskie, district opolski, commune Opole Lubelskie - obszar wiejski
  • Source: National Heritage Board of Poland

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