Ig - Kepje

Community

Ig

Place name

Kepje

Type of site

Related Sites (RS / S4)

Last edited by

admin

Last update

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 17:16

Responsible for site

For Ig:
Public Institute Ljubljansko barje Landscape Park
Javni zavod Krajinski park Ljubljansko barje
Podpeška cesta 380
SI-1357 Notranje Gorice 
Tel: +386(0)8 205 23 50
e-mail: info@ljubljanskobarje.si

For all other sites:
Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia
Regional Office Ljubljana
Tržaška c. 4
Sl - 1000 Ljubljana

Administrative contact

Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia Regional Office Ljubljana Tržaška c. 4 Sl - 1000 Ljubljana
Extension (ha): 
1,82
Height above sea level (m): 
289,00

Map of pile dwelling sites

Dating text

Datation was acquired on the basis of archaeological findings without stratigraphic data. They cover the period of the third millennium and the first half of the second millennium BC. / Datation was acquired on the basis of archaeological findings without stratigraphic data. They cover the period of the third millennium and the first half of the second millennium BC.

Description

The settlement of Kepje is situated in the area of fields along Ižanska cesta (Ig Road). In literature, it is also known as the so called the 1st Deschmann's pile-dwelling, playing an important role in the research history of pile-dwellings of the Ljubljansko barje, and prehistoric archaeology in Slovenia. On 17 July 1875, Martin Peruzzi reported to the Provincial Museum in Ljubljana (today’s National Museum of Slovenia) that workers came across piles sunk vertically, fragments of pottery, and tools made from horns and bones along Ižanska cesta, while they were cleaning the gutters. Immediately afterwards, on 26 July, Karl Deschmann organised the first official archaeological excavation in Carniola. In the National Museum of Slovenia, they keep a site map of this excavation. It was drawn by Peruzzi. In 1963, archaeologists determined the approximate position of the Deschmann’s excavation site using test pits. The data on the preservation of cultural layer were not acquired back then. We assume that it might be to a large extend destroyed, but this does not apply for the vertical piles which are preserved for certain. / The settlement of Kepje is situated in the area of fields along Ižanska cesta (Ig Road). In literature, it is also known as the so called the 1st Deschmann's pile-dwelling, playing an important role in the research history of pile-dwellings of the Ljubljansko barje, and prehistoric archaeology in Slovenia. On 17 July 1875, Martin Peruzzi reported to the Provincial Museum in Ljubljana (today’s National Museum of Slovenia) that workers came across piles sunk vertically, fragments of pottery, and tools made from horns and bones along Ižanska cesta, while they were cleaning the gutters. Immediately afterwards, on 26 July, Karl Deschmann organised the first official archaeological excavation in Carniola. In the National Museum of Slovenia, they keep a site map of this excavation. It was drawn by Peruzzi. In 1963, archaeologists determined the approximate position of the Deschmann’s excavation site using test pits. The data on the preservation of cultural layer were not acquired back then. We assume that it might be to a large extend destroyed, but this does not apply for the vertical piles which are preserved for certain.

Bibliography comment

Deschmann 1875, 275–284; 1876, 471–484; Bregant 1964–1965, 179–190; Korošec, Korošec 1969; Parzinger 1984, 50; Velušček 1997, 51–54.