River Cetina Dig Yields 6,000 Years of Artifacts
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-01-29 14:20
Evening Mail: Archaeologists from the University of Birmingham have struck gold
with the discovery of artifacts dating from the Bronze-Roman ages in Croatia.
Experts are enthusiastically working on a site in the Cetina River valley of
Croatia which has so far yielded more than 90 Greco-Illyrian helmets, jewelry,
axes and spearheads believed to have been chucked into the river, possibly as
offerings to the gods. So far the age of the objects have been discovered
ranges from 6,000 years through Roman times.
Project leader Dr Vincent Gaffney, director of the university's Institute for
Archaeology and Antiquity, says, "The Cetina Valley is certainly the most
remarkable site that I have, and will ever, have the privilege of being
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