University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Timothy Kaiser

Archaeological Caving in Croatia

The Illyrian Rituals of Nakovana Cave

By: Timothy Kaiser and Stašo Forenbaher

From the tip of the strategically important Peljesac peninsula on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast Nakovana Cave overlooks the Adriatic Sea and some of the most important sea-lanes of antiquity. In July 1999 we began to re-excavate this “type-site” for the East Adriatic Early Copper Age­ the site where an assemblage of artifacts diagnostic of that period […]