Crvena Stijena

Red Rock Cave


Useful Information

Location: Near Bileca
Open: No restrictions.
[2010]
Fee: free.
[2010]
Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: bring torch
Dimension: W=24m, H=25m, L=15m, A=700m asl.
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Bibliography: Djuro Basler, Mirko Malez, Karl Brunnacke (1966): Die Rote Höhle (Crvena Stijena) bei Bileca/Jugoslawien, Eiszeitalter und Gegenwart, Vol. 17, No 1, Öhringen/Württ., 15. Dezember 1966, pp 61-68
M. Bakovic, B. Mihailovic, D. Mihailovic, M.W. Morley, Z. Vušovic-Lucic, R. Whallon, J.C. Woodward (2009): Crvena Stijena excavations 2004-2006, preliminary report, Journal of Eurasian Prehistory 6 (1-2): 3-31.
Address: Crvena Stijena (Red Rock), Petrovici, 81400 Nikšic, Montenegro
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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History

 
1954begin of excavations.
1964end of excavations.
2004begin of excavations.
2006end of excavations.

Description

The Crvena Stijena Archaeological Site is a huge cavern with a 24m wide and 25m high portal at 700m asl. The single chamber is 15m deep, so while it is actually closed to the public, it is easy to see the whole cave from the entrance. The site was first excavated between 1954 and 1964 and revealed 31 cultural layers. The sediments were between 20m and 30m thick, which makes it one of the richest archaeological sites in Europe.


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