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STARE GMAJNE PILE-DWELLING SETTLEMENT AND ITS ERA
Katarina ČUFAR, Anton VELUŠČek, Tjaša TOLAR & Bernd KROMER
8. Prehistoric wooden wheel with an axle from the pile-dwelling Stare gmajne at the Lljubljansko barje
This chapter introduces a prehistoric wooden wheel with an axle discovered in 2002 at the pile-dwelling settlement Stare gmajne at the Ljubljansko barje. Analyses dicate that it was a technologically advanced product, manufactured by a prehistoric wheelwright. Considering its radiocarbon dating and the age of the settlement, where it was found, the wheel is c. 5150 years old.
Keywords: wooden wheel with an axle, presentation and dating, pile-dwelling, Stare gmajne, the Ljubljansko barje, 4th millennium BC.
2009, (Opera Instituti Archaeologici Sloveniae, 16), 366 pages, 258 b-w drawings, photos, tables, graphs and maps, 45 plates, 3 appendices, 20 x 29 cm, hardcover, ISBN 978-961-254-111-8.