The archaeological site of Belo Brdo at Vinča is located less than 15 km to the east of Belgrade’s centre, on the right bank of the Danube. At this site, one of the largest prehistoric settlements in Europe was discovered. In 1908, Prof. Miloje M. Vasić, the first university educated archaeologist in Serbia, had undertaken archaeological excavations that lasted until 1934, with occasional interruptions. A new set of exploration campaigns were undertaken as late as 1978, when the findings from the Metal Ages and the Middle Ages were analyzed. Since 1982, the investigations have again been focused on the Neolithic strata.
The first settlement at Vinča was founded in the Middle Neolithic period, to flourish during the Late Neolithic. The cultural layer reaching 10 m in thickness has provided plenty of archaeological materials (the remains of houses, ceramic vessels, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figurines, stone tools and weapons), and the Late Neolithic culture in the Balkan-Carpathian region has been justifiably named after the Vinča site. Above this layer, the traces of later prehistoric and historical periods, as well as the remains of a large Slavic necropolis dating from between the eighth and 17th centuries, have been found.
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