Posts Tagged ‘Serbia’

  • 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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  • Video: Clive Bonsall – Forager–farmer Interactions? The Iron Gates from 6300 to 5900 cal BC

    on Nov 13, 15 • in Archaeology, Conference, Mesolithic, News, Our Activity, Prehistory, Serbia • with Comments Off on Video: Clive Bonsall – Forager–farmer Interactions? The Iron Gates from 6300 to 5900 cal BC

    Clive Bonsall (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh) Forager–farmer Interactions? The Iron Gates from 6300 to 5900 cal BC          After millennia of a relatively stable fisher-hunter-gatherer adaptation in the Iron Gates section of the lower Danube valley, significant changes in the archaeological record occur between c. 6200 and 5950 cal BC. These changes include the appearance of lime plaster pyrotechnology and sculptured boulders at Lepenski Vir, ‘exotic’ raw materials (Balkan flint, obsidian and Spondylus shell), pottery, ground-edge tools, new burial practices, and archaeozoological and stable isotopic evidence of changing subsistence practices and population movements. This paper considers

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  • HAEMUS and new institutional cross-border partnership

    on Oct 15, 15 • in Bulgaria, Cultural heritage, Culture, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia • with Comments Off on HAEMUS and new institutional cross-border partnership

               On 13-14.11.2015, the members of HAEMUS were guests at the conference organized by the “Regional library “Mihalaki Georgiev“, celebrating 145 years of the library science in Vidin, Bulgaria. On 13.10.2015, Ms. Vasilka Dimitrovska, director of HAEMUS gave a speech about HAEMUS’s work and Open Educational Resources in the Republic of Macedonia in the last three years. The event was supplemented by a lot of presentations from librarians around Bulgaria, sharing their activities, ideas and perspective due to their work mostly with young people.  Conference poster for Vidin event (left) and Vasilka Dimitrovska, director of HAEMUS is giving a speech about

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  • CALL FOR PAPERS: XXXVIII Annual meeting of the SAS

    on Feb 14, 15 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Conference, News, Serbia • with Comments Off on CALL FOR PAPERS: XXXVIII Annual meeting of the SAS

    CALL FOR PAPERSXXXVI Annual Meeting of the Serbian Archaeological Society4-6 June 2013Pirot, Serbia Dear colleagues, We would like to inform you that the 38th Annual meeting and the Assembly of Serbian Archaeological Society will take place in Pirot, 4 – 6th June 2015. During the Conference the exhibition “Bulgarian archaeology – the Past and Present” will be presented and the block of presentations on new developments of the Bulgarian archaeology. The third day of the Conference is reserved for the one-day excursion to Sofia. We are therefore suggesting all colleagues who will participate the conference to

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  • Book – Neolithic Ground Stone Industry in Serbia

    on Jan 13, 15 • in Archaeology, Book, Neolithic, News, Prehistory, Serbia, Stone • with Comments Off on Book – Neolithic Ground Stone Industry in Serbia

    Dragana Antonović Neolithic Ground Stone Industry in Serbia The ground stone industry in Serbia commenced to exist during the Neolithic and under conditions of a sedentary life. The term ground stone here is referring to all those artefacts that their final shape have acquired by grinding, as well as to unfinished objects produced by other techniques of stone manufacturing. Along with numerous types of tool sand arms various ornamental, ritual and artistic objects are also included.The basis for this study of ground stone industry enabled the material of the fol-lowing Neolithic localities in Serbia: Belovode,

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  • Macedonian Kopacka and Serbian Slava inscribed on the UNESCO WHL as intangible heritage

    on Nov 28, 14 • in Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Etnology, News, Religion, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Macedonian Kopacka and Serbian Slava inscribed on the UNESCO WHL as intangible heritage

    Kopachkata is a dynamic and energetic social dance performed by local residents of the village of Dramche in the region of Pijanec. It is danced at weddings, public gatherings and religious holidays by the village’s best male dancers. The dance is performed in a semicircle accompanied by drummers, a fiddle, and sometimes a tamboura lute or bagpipes. The key roles are the dance leader, who initiates the dance, the last dancer, and the middle dancer who acts as the fulcrum, balancing the left and right sides of the semicircle. During the dance, the dancers hold

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