From Inter Press Service News, after 15 years of pause, archaeological excavations have been resumed in Serbia, an area rich with remains of ancient Roman sites along the Danube and Sava rivers.
One of the justifications for the aggression of the West upon Yugoslavia has been found in the defense of the presumed historical rights of the Albanians, the so-called Kosovars, upon Kosovo and Metohia.
The Bronze Age, the period whose archaeological survey is the theme of this exhibition, represents in history, art and socio-economic relations, an important stage in the earliest history of Europe. Draga Garasanin.
basic division is: Roman grave-forms; alien grave-forms of non-Roman origin; and autochthonous grave-forms. Graves have been classified into these groups on the basis of an analysis of the following elements: manner of burial; grave-form; grave-goods; chronology; distribution; origin; and ethno-cultural traits.
For thousands of years this area has saw the development of rich Neolithic agricultural civilizations, such as Starčevo and Vinča cultures.
The discovery of complex hunter-gatherers, a kind of society and economy now virtually extinct, is one of the major archaeological advances of the last two decades.
During the 5th century, as the stabilization of life had begun, the process of formation of the early medieval Slavic cultures took place: Prague-Korchak culture on the basis of Przeworsk remains; Pen'kovka culture on the basis of Podolia-Dnieper variant of Cherniakhov culture with the participation of northern immigrants; the culture of Pskov Long Barrows; Imen'kovo culture and some other small ones.
The Slavs in the beginning of the Middle ages settled in the extended territories of Central and Eastern Europe from the Elbe in the west up to the Don in the east and from the coast of the Baltic sea in the north up to Peloponnessos in the south and were differentiated in several dialect-tribal formations.
Vinca is singled out in the archaeological science as a reliable benchmark in examining the emergence and development of a number of Neolithic and Copper Ages cultures in the middle and south-eastern Europe.
In fall 1999 on a hill southwest from the village Văleni-Dâmboviţa, county Dâmboviţa, in the Subcarpathian region of Valachia, was founded by an accident a grave which was disturbed by a treasure-hunter. A rescue excavation on the spot identified a slab-cist grave dug into a natural hilltop and later covered by an artificial mound.