Micro-regions of the Lepenski Vir culture: Padina in the Upper Gorge and Hajdučka Vodenica in the Lower Gorge of the Danube

  • Borislav Jovanović Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade
Keywords: Late Mesolithic, Neolithic, Iron Gates Gorges, Lepenski Vir culture, settlement structures, stratigraphy

Abstract

This paper was compelled into existence when confronting the fact that the most commonly discussed transitional period connecting the Late Mesolithic and the Early Neolithic in the Đerdap or the Iron Gates Gorges (present-day Serbia and Romania) is determined by the often emphasized lack of adequately published evidence, thus leaving this period largely unknown. We examine previous conclusions concerning the Lepenski Vir culture, or at the very least, try to put such discussions back in their archaeological context. We discuss the features that are essential for the organisation of the settlements, stratigraphy, and adaptability of architecture caused by geomorphology and climate, as well as the remarkable loss of settlement space due to different types of erosion.

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Published
2008-12-31
How to Cite
Jovanović, B. (2008). Micro-regions of the Lepenski Vir culture: Padina in the Upper Gorge and Hajdučka Vodenica in the Lower Gorge of the Danube. Documenta Praehistorica, 35, 289-324. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.35.21
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