Day 83 A Neolithic settlement in Croatia

Bapska, in eastern Croatia, is the site of a Neolithic settlement. It is a tell, or settlement hill, such as is characteristic of south-eastern Europe and the Near East.

Numerous pile core samples have been taken on and around the tell (Photo: Roman Scholz, RGK)

The settlement has been investigated in several stages since discovery of the tell in 1879. Extensive excavations have been carried out since 2006 under the direction of Dr. sc. Marcel Burić, professor at the Zagreb Philosophical Faculty. The Roman–Germanic Commission has been involved in the project since 2013. Using  drones, geomagnetic sounding and pile core sampling, we are charting the stratigraphy of the tell step by step and surveying the landscape surrounding the settlement.