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HOČEVARICA - eneolitsko koliše na Ljubljanskem barju

HOČEVARICA - an eneolithic pile dwelling in the Ljubljansko barje


The monograph presents the entire course of archaeological and dendrochronological investigations of two pile dwelling cycles at the Hočevarica site on 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 on the Ljubljansko barje and Palů 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).

The book is printed in two languages with the Slovenian and English texts flowing in parallel columns.


2004, (Opera Instituti Archaeologici Sloveniae, 8), 328 pp, 208 b/w or color photos, figures and charts, 20 x 29 cm, hardcover, IISBN 961-6500-28-7.

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