In the Museum of the University of Tübingen, located in the castle Hohentyubingen (Germany), will be exhibited for the first time jewelry, small plastic and other works of ancient farmers, who lived on the territory of Serbia almost eight thousand years ago.
Archaeologists stumbled upon the virtually untapped deposits of artifacts this summer during excavations of Neolithic settlements in Belitsa, 140 kilometers south of Belgrade. There are about 80 pieces of clay, bone and stone, including abstract figures and miniature axes.
Among the most interesting findings, researchers have identified a number pyshnotelymi female figurines carved in serpentine — stone, where the river flow for the sculptor gave a seductive smoothness. It idols, talismans and symbols of fertility, the experts can not tell.
German and Serbian scientists worked on the excavation of a par, but, alas, the Serb National Museum is closed since the Civil War. Meanwhile, according to experts, this is one of the most comprehensive collections of early European Neolithic art that can hint at a way of thinking and outlook of the first farmers and pastoralists.
Crescent moon carved in serpentine (here and below the photo Nebosja Boric).
A stylized female figure.
Prepared according to LiveScience.
Category: Archaeological discoveries