(with prefaces by Zvezdana Modrijan, Andreja Dolenc Vičič, and Ivan Turk)
TINJE NAD LOKO PRI USMU
Poznoantična in zgodnjesrednjeveška naselbina.
TINJE ABOVE LOKA PRI ŽUSMU:
A Late Roman and Early Medieval Settlement
One of the most important and largest Late Roman and Early Medieval sites in the eastern Alpine region is presented in this book. Two seasons of rescue excavations
have illuminated the appearance of this densely inhabited settlement, which was occupied, perhaps only with minor breaks, from the 4th- 9th centuries AD. Seven
partially destroyed wooden houses, a completely preserved stone cult structure, and part of a Late Roman child cemetery have enabled, along with the incorporation
of information from earlier finds, the convincing reconstruction of existence in the settlement. Part of the dwellings at Tinje can be attributed to the period of
the 7th-9th centuries. The excavations at Tinje have thus to a great extent broached the central problem of Slovenian ethnogenesis: the contact between the
Romanized indigenous population and the immigrants Slavs. Coarse pottery predominates among the small finds, and it is presented in detail in the book. Material
for comparative analysis was included from all more important Late Roman settlements in the eastern Alpine region, and this thus represents an introduction to the
study of this most often found and highly indicative material. Tinje above Loka pri Žusmu has been confirmed with these results as an archaeological site of the
highest category, of crucial importance for understanding the ethnogenesis of the Slovenians.
2000, (Opera Instituti Archaeologici Sloveniae 4), 196 pp, 146 b/w photos + 44 plates, 20 x 29 cm, hardcover, ISBN 961-6358-18-9.
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