On 09.06.2013, HAEMUS and ‘Ursus spelaeus‘ signed an agreement for scientific and fieldwork collaboration. ‘Ursus speleos‘ is a society professionally engaged with exploring, protecting and promoting of the Karst forms, caves and speleology in general in the Republic of Macedonia. Since 2011, with a special permission by the Macedonian Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, ‘Ursus speleos‘ are managing the environments of the village of Slatina in central Macedonia, a speleological landscape with several natural monuments. The society owns the spelaeological home ‘Ursus speleos‘ in the village of Slatina near Makedonski Brod, a structure with many facilities adapted for tourists and speleological training.
The agreement between HAEMUS and ‘Ursus speleos‘ includes several levels and types of collaboration:
- Speleological training in retrieving, recognition and storage of archaeological material in the caves of Macedonia
- Speleological training in retrieving, recognition and storage of bone /paleonthological material in the caves of Macedonia
- A long-term project: ‘Paleolithic and Mesolithic prospecting of the caves in Slatina region’