Arheološka istraživanja kasnog Pleistocena i ranog Holocena u Limskom kanalu, Istra

Opis projekta
The proposed project is aimed at archaeological research of four cave sites in the Lim Channel, Istria, where previous small-scale excavations and field survey documented human habitation during the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene. It is expected that this work will provide data for understanding a number of important issues regarding behavioral and possibly biological aspects of human groups during a time when Late Glacial hunter gatherers were forced to change and adapt to a changing environmental and other pressures. Presence of Mousterian artefacts at one of the sites, and Upper Paleolithic tool types at another suggests two populations (i.e. Neandertals and anatomically modern humans) were present in the region during the Late Pleistocene. Data from the proposed excavations may provide a basis to test some of the highly debated questions regarding the relation of biological population to behavioral aspects (e.g. whether Neandertals or anatomically modern humans were responsible for Early Upper Paleolithic, is there a sharp distinction in behavior and anatomy between these groups etc. Furthermore, at one site early Mesolithic is documented, while at another Late Mesolithic is present, allowing similar issues regarding behavior and other aspects to be tested, including issues related to the transition to Neolithic (agricultural) lifestyle. A comparison of data between all four sites could provide us with a basis for testing of issues related to changing life ways, land use, movement patterns, site use, biological aspects (similarities and differences), contact zones, mobility, continuity, etc. at times of changing climatic and environmental conditions and thus help us to understand this crucial time period, in particular, and how humans respond to such changes, in general. Results from the project will also provide a basis for development of archaeology–based tourism and thus directly benefit the local community and Croatian economy in the long run.


Šifra projekta


HRZZ - Hrvatska zaklada za znanost

Detalji financiranja
 UIP - Uspostavni istraživački projekti

Ukupan iznos financiranja projekta
598.000,00 HRK

Trajanje projekta
2014-06-15 - 2017-06-14

Ustanova - uloga
Institut za antropologiju - (598.000,00 HRK)

Osoba - Ustanova - uloga [pocetak - zavrsetak]
Ivor Janković (MBZ: 259406, CROSBI: 21477) - nema - Voditelj projekta [2014-06-15 - 2017-06-14]