Wessex in flood

Alex made a foray to the flooded west of Britain this week to visit Alistair at Wessex Archaeology. The receipt of the final set of radiocarbon dates mean that they could complete the modelling of the upper part of the tell at Vinča-Belo Brdo. The paper that had been partially drafted in the autumn in […] Read more »

Buda, Szederkény-Kukorica-dűlő and Vinča

Peter Marshall visited a very cold but picturesque Budapest in January to discuss the first round of results from Szederkény-Kukorica-dűlő.  Although temperatures were well below zero even in the daytime, the dry and windless conditions provided a welcome respite from the wind and rain battering England.  A dusting of snow resulted in the Buda side […] Read more »

Ladies who Luggage

Despite Alasdair volunteering to carry the Vinča files to Belgrade, Alex still had to drag over 40 kgs of paperwork & equipment to Berlin from London. Bisserka met her there, coming from fieldwork in Ukraine, so the luggage was truly mountainous by the time we flew to Belgrade, and even larger with added samples when […] Read more »

A summery October in Belgrade…

Fruitful discussions in Belgrade!

After autumnal Berlin, Alex and Bisserka flew to sunny Belgrade (24 degrees at the end of October….), where they were joined by Professor Alasdair Whittle and Dr. Alistair Barclay and the wonderful Team Serbia – Professor Nenad Tasić, Miroslav Marić and Kristina Penezić. We had a heavy programme ahead of us but with the help […] Read more »

Vinča samples…

Vinča samples

Team Vinča have been hard at work excavating a new deep sounding through the whole of September (rescuing a small part of the tell that is falling into the Danube). Lots of nice new radiocarbon samples have been recovered! Tweet Read more »

Vinča figurine discovered

This attractive Vinča culture figurine fragment was recently discovered in the ongoing excavations led by Professor Nenad Tasić of the new deep sounding at Belo Brdo. The figurine was found in one of the wall trenches of a house excavated in 2012 in the upper levels of the tell, though the fill of this context […] Read more »