Monday – Lepenski Vir

Farther down the Danube from Saturday’s post, this is Romania:

Some miles after that, on the Serbian side we passed…

Lepenski Vir. It’s a Mesolithic archaeological site. They found it in 1960 on the bank not long before the valley was to be flooded because of the construction of a new lock. The site was transported up the side of the bank where this photo is. The site is about 10,000 years old.

You can see how big the huts were by the person in the photo. That particular hut near her was the biggest in the village. Most of them were about 70 square feet. Here is what the huts looked like:

Among the artifacts, the coolest things were the carved sandstone heads:

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