Bosnia and Herzogovin
"Archeological treasure - Ravlica cave"
Scott: Stanley Gibbons:
Yvert: UPU: Category: Ot|
||Prof. dr. sc.
Brunislav Marijanovic. and Ivo Dragicevic|
|Stamps in set
|Size (width x
||35.5mm x 25.56mm|
||MS of 10 stamps|
||FDC x1 MC MS x1|
||White, 102 g, adhesive |
||Zrinski d.d. Cakovec|
||Croatian Post Ltd.
The Ravlica cave in the Pec Mlini, at the source of the river
Tihaljina near Drinovci, (western Herzegovina) is one of the most important
prehistoric sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina. By excavations, which were
conducted from 1977. 1979. at that site, and again from 2008. 2009., it was
determined that the cave served as a living space for a large number of
prehistoric communities from the early Neolithic until the middle Bronze Age or
during the entire time span from around 5700. BC until around 1500. BC.
During the excavations the numerous remains of ceramic pottery, flint, stone
and bone tools were found as well as grindstones for grinding the corns,
palettes for grinding the paint used for painting pottery, remains of
prehistoric fauna which was grown and hunted by residents of Ravlica cave, and
many fireplaces with thick layers of ash and burned wood.
that are represented in layers of Ravlica cave are expression of autochthon
cultural development of communities that lived, from
Neolithic until middle Bronze
Age, at the wider eastern Adriatic coast and its hinterland.
archeological founds discovered during archeological excavations, in particular,
stands out ceramic pintadera, cylindrical shape object derived with a plastic
spiral motifs, which belongs to Hvar-Lisicici culture from the late Neolithic
and it is the only found of that kind from the late Neolithic in the entire area
of the eastern Adriatic coast. In a functional sense it is probably an
instrument by which the pigmented spiral pattern is transmitted and reproduced
to other media, especially on fabric. (Prof. dr. sc Brunislav
Croatian post d.o.o. Mostar
has issued regular postage stamp in the sheet of 10
stamps, postmark and
the first day cover. The author of
pintadera photo, shown on the postage stamp, is Prof. dr. sc. Brunislav
Croatian Post Ltd.
Latest update 20.01.2018
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