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  Lepenski Vir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lepenski Vir is located on the banks of the Danube in eastern Serbia, close to the Iron Gates gorge.
It is assumed that the people of Lepenski Vir culture represent the descendants of the early European population of the Brno-Psedmost hunter gatherer culture from the end of the last ice age.
Lepenski Vir gives us a rare opportunity to observe the gradual transition from the hunter gatherer way of life of early humans to the agricultural economy of the Neolithic.
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 Lepenski Vir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Lepenski Vir is the name of the great whirlpool in the middle of Djerdap and the nearby horseshoe-shaped shelf between the right bank of the Danube and the steep cliffs of the Korsho hill.
Lepenski Vir stands out upon the map of prehistoric Europe: for its methodically planned architecture and for its diverse sculptures.
Adopted from: " New Discovery at Lepenski Vir" by Dragoslav Srejovich.
www.umiacs.umd.edu /users/lpv/YU/HTML/vir.html   (273 words)

 [Projekat Rastko] Zagorka Letica: Burying and burial rites in the culture of Lepenski Vir (1974)
A new ocurrence, which is linked exclusively with the latest phase of the Lepenski Vir culture, and the graves in which the dead were lain on the back or on a side with the knees flexed at an angle of 90°.
The powdering of the dead with ocher was practiced in the earlier and later phase of the culture of Lepenski Vir.
At Lepenski Vir, in two cases, the horns of Bos primigenius were lain over the head of the dead and in one grave there was the skull of Bos primigenius lain on the right shoulder of the dead, while on the left shoulder there was a human skull without mandible.
www.rastko.org.yu /civ1/vir/zletica/zletica-vir1974_eng.html   (1850 words)

 Lepenski Vir
The three main habitation phases of the settlement (Lepenski Vir I-III) date to the Mesolithic Period (Lepenski Vir I-II) and to the transitional phase from the Mesolithic to the Neolithic Period (Lepenski Vir III).
The architectural phases Lepenski Vir Ib-e and Lepenski Vir II covered the period from 6000-5500 BC and constitued the so-called "Lepenski Vir civilization".
The flourishing Mesolithic "Lepenski Vir civilization" was succeeded, during the early Mesolithic, by simple and less impressive constructions of the phase Lepenski Vir III.
www.fhw.gr /chronos/01/en/intro/lepenskivir.html   (608 words)

 Lepenski Vir
Lepenski Vir is the name of a small inlet on the right bank of the Danube, at the foot of Kor{o hill, and of a large whirlpool, which once formed there before the lake waters accumulated.
This community, known in archaeological science as the Lepenski Vir culture, was the first in Europe to achieve a singular architecture, with planned and organized communal areas, and to artistically work cult objects.
The Lepenski Vir locality today represents one of the most frequented museums in the country, but there are still no adequate facilities for receiving the tens of thousands of visitors who come here each year.
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 Lepenski Vir
Lepenski Vir is a Mesolithic site - that means middle stone age, in this case 8 000 years before the present, after the ice had begun to melt from the glaciers which covered so much of the Northern Hemisphere.
The altars and sculptures of Lepenski Vir I and 11 were manufactured of quartzitic sandstone with silica impregnation.
The archaeological locality of Lepenski Vir is situated at Djerdap (the Serbian term for the Iron Gates Gorge) on a low-lying Danube terrace.
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 Lepenski Vir: a Mesolithic Paradise, Robert Wernick
Lepenski Vir, about half way up the gorge, was one of the sites he visited to determined whether there were any ancient remains that would justify a digging expedition before the waters rose.
Fish were thus the guarantee of prosperity for Lepenski Vir; and it is no wonder the statues of their gods (assuming that they were gods) had fishlike features.
Srejovic considers that Lepenski Vir must have been a kind of cultural metropolis, a mini-Rome to which outlying groups owed at least spiritual obedience.
www.robertwernick.com /articles/lepenski.shtml   (3188 words)

 Masters Paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
By reexamining Lepenski Vir in detail, I hope to show that the assumption that there is increased social complexity with the advent of hunter-gatherer sedentism is an unjustified assumption.
Before archaeologists can argue that early sedentary groups, like the ones who lived at Lepenski Vir, were more complex than mobile hunter-gatherer groups, we must demonstrate that the mobile groups did not possess levels of social complexity equal to or greater than their sedentary counterparts.
The goal of this paper is not to reject the idea that a complex social structure existed at Lepenski Vir during the Mesolithic.
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 Ley Lines
LEPENSKI VIR: At the Iron Gate of the Danube - Prof.
Lepenski Vir is unique in conferring upon the inhabitants monopoly control of a durable, reliable food supply: the fish which come to the whirlpool to feed.
The foregoing analysis strongly supports Srejovic's inference 'that the builders of Lepenski Vir possessed quite definite mathematical knowledge which they employed skillfully in measuring the terrain and fixing the proportions, shapes and dimensions of the houses' (164,P.51).
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Lepenski Vir provided also a river boulder - of an elongated shape though - having a fish head scratched on one side.
Lepenski Vir was to be the first religious and artistic centre in Europe built on a plan already established, but designated also to a social and administrative function.
Lepenski Vir appears to be 'a capital' of the Danube Gorge region.
www.cimec.ro /Arheologie/livingpast/nr1/boroneant/art.htm   (3503 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Lepenski Vir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Artefactual findings include tools made from stone and bones, remains of houses and numerous sacral objects including unique stone sculptures.
Seven successive settlements were discovered on Lepenski Vir site with remains of 136 residential and sacral buildings dating from 6500 BC to 5500 BC.All the settlements follow the shape of the underlying terrain, a horseshoe shaped plateau.
Settlements always face the direction of the river which was the obvious focus of life for its inhabitants.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Lepenski_Vir   (1285 words)

 Overview of the Iron Gates
The gorges of Golubac and Gospodin Vir, together with the Liupkovska and Donji Milanovac valleys, are often called the Upper Gorges, while the Kazan and Sip gorges, along with the Orsava Valley, are called the Lower Gorges.
At Lepenski Vir a very large number of house floors and hearths were preserved.
Proto-Lepenski Vir is represented by 8 dwellings which had very clear rectangular stone-bordered hearths but no evidence of cut-in walls, tent stones, post holes or other traces of the construction of the dwellings.
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 BIOLPOLITICS INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
THE CIVILISATION OF The civilization of Lepenski Vir continuously existed from 11th to 3.5th millennium BC (Srejovic and Babovic, 1983), leaving behind the traces of its development to be discovered nowadays.
High degree of urbanization of settlements and pattern of the houses of the civilization of Lepenski Vir could be very interesting for the history of European architecture and civil engineering.
Base of the house is formed of elements of equilateral triangle and circle, which clearly shows that the culture of Lepenski Vir possessed knowledge of geometry long before the existence of the Hellenic culture, whose successors consider themselves the founders of the contemporary geometry.
medhycos.mpl.ird.fr /doc/zoran.htm   (2580 words)

 Antiquity: A pot in house 54 at Lepenski Vir I.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
A pot in house 54 at Lepenski Vir I. «Read the Full Article, get a FREE TRIAL for instant access» This is a premium article.
The site of Lepenski Vir in eastern Serbia was discovered and explored in the 1960s as part of the project of rescue excavations undertaken due to the creation of an artificial lake upstream of the exit of the Danube from the Iron Gates gorges.
Apart from Lepenski Vir, about 20 other sites belonging to the Mesolithic were uncovered in the Iron Gates region, roughly covering a period between the 8th and 6th millennia cal BC.(1)
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:72501127&refid=holomed_1   (216 words)

 The Naked Scientists Science Discussion Forum - Origins of literacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Wow Darko...that's certainly very interesting...Just makes you wonder what else is just waiting to be discovered...of course the sad thing is that so many of these things are destroyed through out the ages.....still, it'll be great to see the results of the experts opinions.
When back in `70s the hydroplant was built, the artificial lake has sunk the most part of sites waited to be explored....
Just before that archeologists had rushed to save everything thay could from the "Lepenski vir" (and other places).
www.thenakedscientists.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=979   (202 words)

 Virtual Museum of the Inscriptions
(5) The Tartaria tablets and the Lepenski Vir stone are included in Table I (column A) as further evidence showing that sign distributions are not random and that the signs on these objects appropriately fit within the sign system of the Vinča culture.
The "blank" tablets are probably meaningful ritualistic substitutes for the inscribed type that may have been used by someone familiar with the tablets but perhaps not yet with the signs; they even may have been used as a sort of training ritual.
This artifact seems to indicate that some signs were headings or markers; deliberate effort was made to demarcating the rows and columns without crossing over the signs, thereby suggesting their magical importance.
www.prehistory.it /ftp/winn4.htm   (532 words)

 Lepenski Vir - TheBestLinks.com - Danube, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Serbia, ...
Lepenski Vir, Danube, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Serbia, Artifact (archaeology)...
Lepenski Vir is a Mesolithic site on the banks of the Danube in Serbia, close to the Iron Gates gorge.
It was first occupied around 6000 BC and based around a fishing community.
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 Clive Bonsall
Some sites, such as Lepenski Vir, appear to have been inhabited continuously during the late Mesolithic and early Neolithic.
The research has focused on the period from 7000 to 5000 BC during which farming was introduced to the region.
Dietary tracing of human remains from Lepenski Vir and Vlasac (sites that are now submerged and no longer available for excavation) has provided a new perspective on subsistence practices and their changes through time.
www.arcl.ed.ac.uk /arch/clivebonsall/page7.htm   (638 words)

 Vir - Amazon.com: A Glance: Vir Unis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Vir Unis and James Johnson Live Radio and Streaming Performance this Friday the Tune in via local radio in Chicago, IL or through the internet as Vir Unis
Fourteen accessions of hemp from the VIR Germplasm collection were sown at 6
Delta Virginis belongs to a small group to the west Delta Vir is one of the sky's rather few naked-eye class M red giants,
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 The Mesolithic Habitation Complexes in The Balkans and Danube Basin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The settlement from Lepenski vir is considered to be the first (the eldest) religious-administrative centre of the European civilization.
The settlement from Lepenski Vir was translated with its main dwellings.
The waters of the lake drowned it and on a high plateau in front of it, in the same landscape, we an see one of the most interesting museums of the area.
www.cimec.ro /Arheologie/livingpast/nr1/boroneant/schela_cladovei/arta/fig20.htm   (141 words)

 Baxter's EduNET - Time Machine
The Lepenski Vir site on the Danube River, from 5000 BC, show the Old Stone Age hunter-gatherer people were now living in permanent settlements composed of one or more extended families.
But they were laid out along ordered streets, and this shows some form of centralized planning was used.
The Lepenski Vir people also made stone sculptures.
www.edunetconnect.com /cat/timemachine/10000wne.html   (353 words)

I was sad to leave Novi Sad, but we were all eager to begin our excursions to Vinca and Lepenski Vir Neolithic sites that were located in Serbia along the Danube.
The little museum in the town of Lepenski Vir was a treasure.
It housed sandstone carvings of the fish goddess worshipped by the Lepenski Vir Neolithic culture.
www.awakenedwoman.com /reichard_sofia.htm   (2024 words)

 Vir - OneLook Dictionary Search
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 Dusan Boric
The lepenski vir conundrum: reinterpretation of the mesolithic and neolithic sequences in the danube gorges.
In: R. Kertosz and J. Makkay (eds.), From the Mesolithic to the Neolithic (Proceedings of the International Archaeological Conference held in the Damjanich Museum of Szolnok, September 22-27, 1996), pp.
Stefanovi'c S. and Bori'c D. The newborn infant burials from lepenski vir: in pursuit of contextual meanings.
www.arch.cam.ac.uk /~db231/publications.html   (404 words)

 Roksandic, Mirjana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The region has, during the 7th and the 6th millenniums BC, witnessed the coexistence of Mesolithic culture of the Lepenski Vir –Schela Cladovei type and the Early and Middle Neolithic of the Balkans, represented in the region by Gura-Baciului and Starcevo.
At the end of this coexistence, Neolithic settlements are confirmed on one of the examined sites (Lepenski Vir), as well as downstream from the Gorge, integrated into the Middle Neolithic Starcevo-Cris-Körös complex.
In order to examine the interactions of communities with different modes of subsistence (foraging and farming respectively), the nonmetric anatomical variants of the skull and postcranial skeletons were examined on the four sites with the largest number of individuals buried: Padina, Lepenski Vir, Vlasac and Hajducka Vodenica.
www.sfu.ca /archaeology/dept/gradstu/theses/phd/Roksandic.htm   (312 words)

 Fabrika Bakarnih Cevi Majdanpek / www.fbc-m.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Some 30 km to the east of Majdanpek there is Lepenski vir, the archeological site of one of the most miraculous and fabulous prehistorical cultures (this site is rightfully called the cradle of European civilization by archeologists).
A great number of monumental stone sculptures (the oldest sculptures made in stone in the entire world) of fish-like beings, made in about 6000 B.C. are kept in this place in the roofed form of original material preserved in the Mesolithic settlement of Lepenci.
In the vicinity of Lepenski vir (three kilometers downstream) there is yet another archeological site from the Mesolithic Era - Vlasac.
www.fbc-m.com /copper_connecting_centuries.html   (1012 words)

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