Hočevarica. Eneolitsko kolišče na Ljubljanskem barju / An eneolithic pile dwelling in the Ljubljansko barje


Anton Velušček (ed.)

The monograph presents the entire course of archaeological and dendrochronological investigations of two pile dwelling cycles at the Hočevarica site in the Ljubjansko barje, which occurred approximately in the 37th and the first half of the 36th century BC.

In addition to artefacts from Hočevarica (A. Velušček), the results from paleobotanical investigations (M. Jeraj), a classification of the material from a necklace ring (D. Skaberne and A. Mladenovič), analyses of metallurgic instruments (Ž. Šmit) as well as organic remains of mammals (B. Toškan and J. Dirjec), fish (M. Govedič, J. Pavšič and J. Dirjec) and birds (F. Janžekovič and V. Malez) are also presented.

Chapters concerning pottery remains (A. Velušček) are in the continuation. As such, the comparative pottery analyses from sites in central and eastern Slovenia provide the premise for defining the horizon of pottery with furrowed incisions, which is chronologically attributed to the second quarter of the 4th millennium BC on the basis of results from dendrochronological investigations and radiocarbon dating (K. Čufar, A. Velušček, B. Kromer and N. Martinelli). The dendrochronologically determined almost contemporaneity of the pile dwelling sites of Hočevarica in the Ljubljansko barje and Palù di Livenza in northern Italy is revealed (K. Čufar and N. Martinelli).

The determination that the first peak of local metallurgic activity and exploitation of local sources of raw materials in the southeastern Alpine area coincide with the Hočevarica period is also of some significance (A. Velušček).

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5. March 2004

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Physical Dimensions

210 mm x 295 mm