OSADA KULTÚRY S MLADOU LINEÁRNOU KERAMIKOU VO ZVOLENE
Linear Pottery culture settlement from Zvolen
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Settlement of the young Linear Pottery culture in the Zvolenská kotlina basin was first documented in the mid-20th c. The finds, however, were sporadic and unstratified; they were discovered during major construction works mainly in the southern part of the town’s residential area. The source fund was gradually extended with collected finds from the northern part of the town, the elevated terrace of the Hron river, the site of Podborová, which is famous for prehistorical multicultural settlement. Settlement features are unfortunately, very rare in most cases, since this part of the town was intensely built-up with blocks of flats or family houses and new construction activities are only occasional. First Neolithic features were detected at the site of Podborová as late as the 21st c. A rescue archaeological research carried out by the Department of Archaeology of the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra in 2011 brought a rich new fund of sources containing pottery fragments, small clay items, chipped stone industry and daub. Although the number of artifacts is considerably high, they were found in the filling of only two features. In spite of this fact, a complex analysis of the discovered finds enabled us to make conclusions regarding relative chronology and genesis of the studied culture in the central Hron river region. Occurrence of the Bükk culture decorative ornament which has not been reliably documented in the central Hron river basin is an important new fact. Distant contacts of the settlement’s population are documented by rich chipped stone industry which (in case of flint and sub-Kraków Jurassic silicite) comes from the sources sometimes a few hundred kilometres far.
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