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November 10 2012

Archaeologists examine one of the oldest hoards found in Europe


Archaeologists from the University of Tübingen’s Institute of Prehistory are working with the Serbian Archaeological Institute in Belgrade to analyse the most comprehensive Early Neolithic hoard ever found.

Work on the nearly 8000 year old collection of jewellery and figurines is funded by the Thyssen Foundation.

The unique hoard is comprised of some 80 objects made of stone, clay and bone. “This collection from Belica, in all its completeness, provides a unique glimpse into the symbols of the earliest farmers and herdsmen in Europe,” says Tübingen archaeologist Dr. Raiko Krauss, who heads the German side of the project.

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