The tumulus necropolis of Ponoshec (Gjakova)

Status

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

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

History

The tumulus necropolis of Ponoshec is situated at the locality known by the locals as Arëza, stretched in several parcels in around 5-6ha area, close to the river flow of the Labenica creek. The tumulës necropolis is composed by a grouped burial mounds; five of them were identified so far. In general, the tumulus measure between 12 and 18 m in diameter and the maximum height of the burial mounds goes up to 1 meter of elevation. The rescue excavations carried out during the 2011 season resulted with abundant discoveries of the grave goods with typical characteristics of the Iron Age Illyrian mound-graves. Nevertheless, the study of the movable material as recorded here, proved interesting outcome on the site chronology and material culture, confirming the occupancy continuity from Bronze and particularly during the Iron Age. Nevertheless, the burial mounds were effectively reshaped in 12th-10th century BC, and then again reused during the 6th and 4th century BC, a time period known as the Dardanian Ancients.

References

Unique number: 003599

Name: The tumulus necropolis of Ponoshec

Class: Archaeological Site

Institution: AIK

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Gjakova

City/Village: Ponoshec

Locality: Arëza

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Functional type and dating

Type:Arkeologjike - ENG

Period: Iron Age

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