More than one world first can be claimed by the prehistoric settlements at Dolní Věstonice and Pavlov, which were inhabited by humans more than 25,000 years ago.
Numerous artefacts were uncovered, mainly from the time of mammoth hunters. Among them is one of Europe’s most important archaeological discoveries, a statuette known as the Věstonice Venus. An array of artefacts are publicly displayed at the local archaeological museum. And preserved on one of the statues here is the oldest known human fingerprint. The Věstonice Venus is among the oldest and most famous art works in the world, shaped by the hands of an Upper Palaeolithic inhabitant of the Dolní Věstonice are some 25,000 to 30,000 years ago.