Katarina Botic

Katarina Botic
Institut za arheologiju u Zagrebu

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The paper presents results of archaeological study of one particular moment in time regionally determined as the middle Neolithic period in Drava river valley (northern Croatia). The main aim is reconsidering old periodical and chronological sequences in use for this period. Recent archaeological research carried out on several sites yielded new da...
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Over the last 15 years, new research brought to light several new key pieces of information regarding the middle Neolithic in north Croatia. For the first time the LBK site Donji Miholjac – Vrancari was excavated south of Drava river which lead to the revision of finds from older excavations at Virovitica – Brekinja and Kaniška Iva – Osušak sites....
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The idea of the Neolithisation of the Sava-Drava-Danube interfluve has undergone very little change since S. Dimitrijević's time. Despite their many shortcomings, new archaeological excavations and radiocarbon dates of Early Neolithic sites have provided us with new insight into the process of Neolihisation of this region. Using the recently publis...
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Southern outskirts of Carpathian basin, namely the region between Sava, Drava and Danube rivers, have specific climate conditions today partially influenced by geological structure and geographical position. In this region Neolithic Starčevo and Sopot cultures are observed. Radiocarbon dates for Neolithic cultures are used to build a time frame whi...
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At Galovo, near Slavonski Brod (Posavina, northern Croatia), apart of an early phase Starcevo culture settlement was found. Inside the settlement a ritual space was separated from the living area by semicircular wooden fences, which shows the so far unknown dimension of ritual burials and organisation of life in the settlement during this period. I...
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One of the rapid climate change (RCC) events, which had lesser impact on the environmental conditions of the Northern Hemisphere but had stronger impact on the micro regional scale, is 7.1 ka BP event. Cooler and wetter conditions at its onset seem to have accompanied initial dispersal of the central European LBK from its core area to the regions,...
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Economic- and Ecohistory - Journal for Economic History and Environmental History, Vol. 16/2020, 97-115. Volume topic: Historical Climatology in the Context of Human and Environmental History of the Eastern Adriatic, the Carpathian Basin and the South-Eastern Alps. / Historical weather data from Chronicon Conventus Franciscani Brodii in Savo (1706...
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This volume presents the results of the scientific project ‘Production of Iron Along the Drava River During Antiquity and Middle Ages: Creation and Transfer of Knowledge, Technology and Commodities - TransFER project (IP – 2016 - 06 - 5047)’ funded by the Croatian Science Foundation. The research presented explores the evidence for and nature of ir...
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This volume presents the results of the scientific project ‘Production of Iron Along the Drava River During Antiquity and Middle Ages: Creation and Transfer of Knowledge, Technology and Commodities - TransFER project (IP – 2016 - 06 - 5047)’ funded by the Croatian Science Foundation. The research presented explores the evidence for and nature of ir...
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Research at the Bršadin – Pašnjak pod selom site in 2016, 2018 and 2019 was conducted in two probes, of which Probe 1 was investigated to the virgin soil, and probe 2 in the upper 80 cm (Botić 2017a; 2017b; 2019). During the three seasons of research in Probe 1, several features belonging to the Late Neolithic layer were defined and a series of rad...
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Judit P. Barna. The Formation of the Lengyel Culture in South-Western Transdanubia (Archaeolingua Series Maior 39. Budapest: Archaeopress, 2017, 460pp., 107 colour and 122 b/w figures, hbk, ISBN 978-615-5766-02-2) - Volume 23 Issue 3 - Katarina Botić
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The earliest Neolithic Starčevo culture sites in northern Croatia show significant share of wild game in the faunal remains, including some less common such as tortoise and beaver, although the diet consisted predominantly of domesticated animals. The choice of settlement locations near the marshes or on the river banks and the settlement features,...
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At the end of the 1980s, from the bottom of the River Kupa near Sisak and about 150 m south of the so-called Roman Mint (“Kovnica”), a part of the construction of a Roman aqueduct was found and extracted (Durman 1992: 120-121). It consisted of a 60 x 60 cm (cross-section) solid wooden beam 5 m in length, to which a lead pipe was attached, and the e...
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During October and November 2016, the Institute of Archaeology conducted an excavation of Bršadin – Pašnjak pod selom site financed by the Ministry of Culture. Two trenches were partly explored with the total area of 30 m2. Finds from the trench 1 belong to the Neolithic Sopot culture. During the excavation remains of two large posts were defined a...
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During March 2016, the Institute of Archaeology, with the cooperation of Našice Local History Museum, conducted a field survey of Našice and Podgorač municipalities. The field survey was carried out within the “Strategic use of landscape“ project (IP-11-2013-3700) financed by the Croatian Science Foundation. Areas east of Vukojevci cemetery, south...
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During April 2016, the Zagreb Institute of Archaeology, in cooperation with the Institute of Archaeology, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, conducted geophisical survey and geological sampling at Slavonski Brod – Galovo, Vinkovci – Sopot, Vinkovci – Blato, Marinci – Segetac i Bršadin – Pašnjak pod selom atchaeological sites together w...
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During 2014 and 2015 Institute of Archaeology conducted field surveys of Našice region as a part of Strategic use of landscape project (IP-11-2013-3700) supported by Croatian Science Foundation. Field surveys revealed existence of so far mostly unknown medieval sites which can be dated to early and late Middle Ages by the remains of material cultur...
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In the Našice region, situated on one of the main routes connecting central Carpathian basin with the northern Balkan region, over 200 archaeological sites from prehistoric and historic times were identified by field survey and archaeological excavations. Supported by the Croatian Science Foundation project “Strategic use of landscape” (IP-11-2013-...
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During October 2015 archaeological excavation of the Neolithic Sopot culture site at Ražište near Podgorač was conducted. This site is situated 11 km east of Našice. The second campaign of the systematic excavations started on the area of 50 m2 at the northern side from the previously explored area in 2013. The excavated area contained one large pi...
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During May 2015, the Institute of Archaeology, with the cooperation of Našice Local History Museum, conducted a field survey of Našice and Koška municipalities. This field survey was carried out within the Strategic use of landscape project (IP-11-2013-3700) financed by the Croatian Science Foundation. Areas west (near the cemetery), southeast and...
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In March and April 2015, the Institute of Archaeology conducted rescue archaeological excavations of the AN 3 Donji Miholjac – Mlaka/trafostanica site on Donji Miholjac southern bypass route. Site is situated in the lower ground near the southeast peripheral part of town. The remains of peripheral early Bronze Age and late La Tène/early Roman perio...
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During October 2014, the Institute of Archaeology, with the cooperation of Našice Local History Museum, conducted a field survey of Koška municipality. This field survey was carried out within the “Strategic use of landscape“ project (IP-11-2013-3700) financed by the Croatian Science Foundation. Areas around Gornja Jasenovica canal, south of Koška...
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A total of 272 oak (Quercus sp.) samples have been collected from large subfossil trees dredged from sediment deposited by the Sava and various tributary rivers in the Zagreb region of northwestern Croatia, and in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Measurement series of tree-ring widths from these samples produced 12 groups, totaling 3456 years of fl...
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During June 2013 archaeological excavation of the Neolithic Sopot culture site at Ražište near Podgorač has been conducted. This site is situated 11 km east of Našice. The first campaign of the systematic excavations started on the area of 100 m2 at the southern part of the lot. The excavated area contained seven partial structures of which one was...
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Under the leadership of Tomasz Ważny (Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona) and as a part of Aegean Dendrochronology Project collection of wood samples continued from 17th to 19th of June 2013 in the wider area of Zagreb. Department of Archaeology, University of Zagreb (Prof Aleksandar Durman) and Institute of Archaeology (Katari...
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A total of 272 oak ( Quercus sp.) samples have been collected from large subfossil trees dredged from sediment deposited by the Sava and various tributary rivers in the Zagreb region of northwestern Croatia, and in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Measurement series of tree-ring widths from these samples produced 12 groups, totaling 3456 years of f...
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During rescue excavations on the highway Budapest – Ploče, on Krčavina – Novi Perkovci site situated south of Đakovo (north Croatia), in the layer of Sopot culture some fragments of miniature vessels were found. Miniature vessels can be divided in various groups: objects for every day use, cult/votive objects and children’s toys. Objects from this...
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2005 investigations at the Sopot culture site of Krčavina near Novi Perkovci, on the route of the future Beli Manastir – Ploče motorway, yielded a half of a polished and perforated stone object. The artifact was found in the context of a large open hearth, and it is reminiscent of prehistoric stone maces, although it differs from them in form. The...
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The 2005 investigations at the Sopot culture site of Krčavina near Novi Perkovci, on the route of the future Beli Manastir – Ploče motorway, yielded a half of a polished and perforated stone object. The artefact was found in the context of a large open hearth, and it is reminiscent of prehistoric stone maces, although it differs from them in form....

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