Prehistoric settlement discovered in Serbia

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A prehistoric settlement from the early and late Iron Age and several remains dating from after 1,000 BC to the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD have been discovered at the site of Bare in southern Serbia, the head of an archaeological research team that made the discovery has told Tanjug news agency. 

Iron Age foundations revealed at the Bare site [Credit: Web]

Several objects dating from the Iron Age were found on a terrain covering about three hectares of space, said the head of the team, Maja Djordjevic of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia. 

The discoveries include the foundations of a Roman villa that used to be part of a farm and quantities of pottery sherds. The finds, said Djordjevic, point to a rich life at the locality, where there used to be a large settlement at the time. 

Due to torrential waters and intensive agriculture at the location, the multilayer site Bare is now largely destroyed. 

“Had the site been investigated in the sixties of the last century, the archaeologist’s findings would have been far richer, unveiling more significant remnants of the past,” Djordjevic said. 

The research team was comprised of archaeologists and archaeology students, joined by the locals who assisted in the fieldwork. 

Source: ANSA Med [December 20, 2011]

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