Archive for the ‘Croatia’ Category

  • Archaeologists Find First Venus Figurine in Croatia on Dugi Otok

    on Dec 11, 17 • in Archaeology, Art, Croatia, Excavation, News, Paleolithic, Prehistory • with Comments Off on Archaeologists Find First Venus Figurine in Croatia on Dugi Otok

    Archaeologists have come across another unique find in Vlakno cave on the island of Dugi Otok. Whilst researching Vlakno cave, archaeologists have discovered a Paleolithic Venus figurine in a layer more than 15,000-years-old, Zadarski.hr reports. The Paleolithic Venus figurine, which has been named Lili by archaeologists , is a unique find not only Croatia but also in Europe. Venus figurines are any Upper Paleolithic statuette usually portraying a woman, although there have been some depicting men and some engraved on rock or stones. Most have been unearthed in Europe and have small heads, wide hips, and legs that

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  • Stećci – Medieval Tombstones Graveyards inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site

    on Jul 17, 16 • in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cultural heritage, Middle Ages, Montenegro, News, Serbia, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Stećci – Medieval Tombstones Graveyards inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Stećci, a type of Medieval Tombstones Graveyards (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia) are inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This serial property combines 30 sites, located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, western Serbia, western Montenegro and central and southern Croatia, representing these cemeteries and regionally distinctive medieval tombstones, or stećci. The cemeteries, which date from the 12th to 16th centuries CE, are laid out in rows, as was the common custom in Europe from the Middle Ages. The stećci are mostly carved from limestone. They feature a wide range of decorative motifs and inscriptions that represent iconographic

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  • MetArch conference 2015

    on Jul 24, 15 • in Archaeology, Conference, Croatia, Methodology, News • with Comments Off on MetArch conference 2015

    The 3rd scientific conference Methodology and Archaeometry 2-4 December 2015, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences The scientific conference Methodology and Archaeometry is being organised by the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences since 2013. The goal of the conference is to entice interdisciplinarity, critical thinking, new insights and approaches as well as new theoretical frameworks in contemporary archaeological science. Coverage of a wide spectrum of themes and scientific disciplines has resulted in papers and discussions that promote scientific issues in the fields of methodology, documentation and interpretation of

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  • CfP – SIEF Congress’ Panel Zagreb 2015: Ethnographies of Urban Public Spaces

    on Jan 4, 15 • in Conference, Croatia, Ethnography, News • with Comments Off on CfP – SIEF Congress’ Panel Zagreb 2015: Ethnographies of Urban Public Spaces

    Public space is the scene of urban everyday life. It is also an arena of/for urban conflicts illuminating social, cultural, economic and political tensions of contemporary world. The public space has been specifically threatened by the impact of neo-liberal economies. By the end of the last century the very “end of public space” has been questioned while the beginning of this century has brought to the fore global and local trends that reclaim public spaces thus signifying a change from almost dystopian course of reality of public spaces (privatization, surveillance, control) to ideas and actions of almost utopian inspiration (the right to the city,

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  • Exhibition: Mediaeval gold and silver in the Archaeological museum in Zagreb

    on Nov 16, 14 • in Archaeology, Art, Croatia, Exhibition, Middle Ages, News • with Comments Off on Exhibition: Mediaeval gold and silver in the Archaeological museum in Zagreb

    Organized by: Archaeological museum in Zagreb Venue:  Archaeological museum in Zagreb,  Trg N. Š. Zrinskog 19 , Zagreb Duration: November 20th, 2014. – February 15th, 2015. Author of the exhibition: Željko Demo Author of the display: Mario Beusan Technical realisation: the AMZ technicians Scope: 128 objects, 8 drawings, 30 boards with photographs Web: www.amz.hr Type: archaeological, temporary, travelling Users: all Subject: The exhibition project Mediaeval gold and silver in the Archaeological museum in Zagreb intends to present, display and interpret to the general public some selected objects of Croatian cultural and historical heritage kept at mediaeval collections of Croatian

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  • Archaeologists Uncover 7,000-Year-Old Stone Age City In Croatia

    on Sep 16, 14 • in Archaeology, Croatia, Neolithic, News • with Comments Off on Archaeologists Uncover 7,000-Year-Old Stone Age City In Croatia

    Archaeologists in Croatia have unearthed what they say is the largest Stone Age city ever discovered in the region. The new find stretches for more than 100 thousand square meters, and it is believed to be roughly 7,000 years old. A research team led by Maja Krznaric Skrivanko and Hrvoje Vulic from Vinkovci Municipal Museum announced this week that they had discovered a previously unknown village that dates back to the fifth or fourth millennium BC. Speaking with JutarnjiList, the team said that the discovery lurked for millennia just a couple of feet below the

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