Verd - Hočevarica

Community

Verd

Place name

Hočevarica

Type of site

Pile Dwelling Site (PD / S3)

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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

Dating

Years BC

Extension (ha): 
0,78
Height above sea level (m): 
290,00

Map of pile dwelling sites

Dating text

The settlement is dated on the basis of archaeological and dendrochronological studies, and with the radiocarbon method: seeds (4810 ± 40 BP; 4780 ± 40 BP); dendrochronological curves (4822 ± 39 BP; 4972 ± 25 BP; 4746 ± 26 BP); teleconnection with the curve from Palù di Livenza (I). / The settlement is dated on the basis of archaeological and dendrochronological studies, and with the radiocarbon method: seeds (4810 ± 40 BP; 4780 ± 40 BP); dendrochronological curves (4822 ± 39 BP; 4972 ± 25 BP; 4746 ± 26 BP); teleconnection with the curve from Palù di Livenza (I).

Description

The settlement of Hočevarica is situated on the right bank of the Ljubljanica, partly also in the Ljubljanica, along the Hočevarica trench outflow in the river Ljubljanica. The site was discovered in 1992. In 1995 and 1998, archaeological-dendrochronological researches were carried out, conducted by the Institute of Archaeology, Scientific Research Centre at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences. In 1998, a smaller test pit (8 m2) was set on the left bank of the trench. Among the more important discoveries, pottery decorated with furrowed incisions, two fragments of crucible, a piece of copper, and a wooden bow made from yew wood can be placed. Based on the dendrochronological research and with the use of radiocarbon dating, the remains of the settlement are placed in the second quarter of the fourth millennium BC. Currently, the larger part of the site is not threatened, but it is placed along the Ljubljanica which could present a serious threat. The cultural layer and stratigraphy of the pile-dwelling are excellently preserved. The piles are also preserved. / The settlement of Hočevarica is situated on the right bank of the Ljubljanica, partly also in the Ljubljanica, along the Hočevarica trench outflow in the river Ljubljanica. The site was discovered in 1992. In 1995 and 1998, archaeological-dendrochronological researches were carried out, conducted by the Institute of Archaeology, Scientific Research Centre at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences. In 1998, a smaller test pit (8 m2) was set on the left bank of the trench. Among the more important discoveries, pottery decorated with furrowed incisions, two fragments of crucible, a piece of copper, and a wooden bow made from yew wood can be placed. Based on the dendrochronological research and with the use of radiocarbon dating, the remains of the settlement are placed in the second quarter of the fourth millennium BC. Currently, the larger part of the site is not threatened, but it is placed along the Ljubljanica which could present a serious threat. The cultural layer and stratigraphy of the pile-dwelling are excellently preserved. The piles are also preserved.

Bibliography comment

Čufar et al. 1997, 39–50; Velušček (editor) 2004.