28 March – 30 April
Authors: Nenad Tasić and Kristina Penezić
Organizers: Center for Digital Archaeology of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade
One of the most important prehistoric sites in the world, Vinča – Belo Brdo has represented a treasury of findings of our and the world archaeology for more than a century. In this place with such a long continuity of life, particularly important are the layers of the Neolithic period which unearthed the central pre-historic culture of exceptional artisan skill and refined taste of Podunavlje. The most familiar ones certainly are Vinča figurines, most frequently humanoid in form, made of terracotta.
Since 2010, the efforts have been ongoing to preserve a part of our most notable and world-renowned archaeological site ’Vinča –Belo Brdo’ which has been struck by a landslide and to investigate it, before natural processes take invaluable objects forever. The exhibition at the SASA Gallery of Science and Technology will allow the audience to see the results of the work of archaeologists, geologists, geophysicists, anthropologists, engineers, surveyors and conservators, who over the last 11 years have worked with dedication on the preservation of extraordinary cultural treasure of Vinča archaeological site.
The exhibition presents the results of the investigation carried out on the most recent layer of our most notable archaeological site, dating to medieval times. A part of a grand medieval necropolis was investigated, as well as 300 newly-discovered burial sites dated to the period between 9 – 14 centuries AD. In addition to this, the materials of the pre-historic epoch, from the Neolithic to Bronze Age, will be exhibited.
The exhibition was realized by the Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade in cooperation with the institutions of the culture of the city and Republic, and it represents a part of a capital project significant to the Republic of Serbia and the Project of Vinča restoration helped by the USA Embassy. The organizer of the exhibition is the Centre for Digital Archaeology of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade.