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The Archaeological Site of Kale-Krševica / Archaeological Finds:

In the course of our investigations large quantities of archaeological materials have been uncovered, offering, at least partially, a picture of the way of life in this settlement. The greatest portion of this material is pottery. A small portion of the material consists of Attic goods, as well as a type of painted vessels ascribed to the north-Aegean workshops, most probably from the Chalkidiki area. Among the imported goods there are numerous amphoras, mostly from the island of Thassos, from Mende, but also from other centers. The rich pottery repertoire primarily consists of diverse shapes of tableware, kitchenware and storage vessels, made after Greek models, but in the local workshop, which served to fulfill the needs of the inhabitants. This is confirmed by the stamp with lunar letter ‘E’ impressed on many vessels.



So far more than 1,500 loom weights have been found in different sections of the settlement, indicating a developed weaving activity. Palaeozoological analyses, revealing a high proportion of sheep bones, suggest the availability of wool which provided a necessary raw material. Concerning fauna, one should mention that besides the dominant presence of bovines and pigs, bones of game have also been identified. Cereals, along with meat, also had a main dietary role, as confirmed by the frequent finds of millstones made from volcanic rock and the many domed ovens.

Metal has been found in much smaller quantities; the main artifacts being jewelry pieces including hinged and Thracian fibulae, the ‘M’ pins, earrings, finger rings and glass beads. Various types of tools, fragments of bronze vessels, iron nails, clamps, small knives etc., have also been found, but, until now, weapons had not been discovered.