Neolithic archaeological site-Fafos (Mitrovica)

Status

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2011

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2012

History

The archaeological site of Fafos is situated in the suburban area of Mitrovica, set within the industrial quarter of the FAFOS factory, (phosphates production). The site was investigated during the time frame of 1955 and 1961. In total, approximately, 1200 square meters were excavated, confirming the presence of two Neolithic (Vinca culture) settlements set apart from one another around 200 meters. The earlier date settlement (Fafos I) comprised characteristic dwellings of half buried shelter huts, whereas, the later date settlement (Fafos II) consisted of house-huts aligned one aside the other. The archaeological research revealed the fact that the majority of the unearthed remains of the huts where destroyed in an extensive fire. In both settlements different objects of everyday use were discovered, as for example; cult objects, rite vases and anthropomorphic figurines.

References

Unique number: 003595

Name: Neolithic archaeological site-Fafos

Class: Archaeological Site

Institution: AIK

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Mitrovica

City/Village: Mitrovica

Locality: Fafos

Postal Code: 40010

Name of Street:

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkeologjike - ENG

Period: Neolithic

Century:

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