Where is Pločnik
The Plocnik History
Pločnik is an archaeological site in the village of the same name in Toplica District, Serbia. A 120 hectare settlement belonging to the Neolithic Vinča culture. Probably the site existed from 5500 BCE. Finally, fire destroyed the site in 4700BCE. Probably it’s cradle of metallurgy. And also, traces of oldest spa in Europe are found.
Most noteworthy, here was found 7 centuries old cooper ring.
The site was first discovered during railway construction in 1927. And since than it was investigated only sporadically. Until excavations carried out by the Prokuplje Museum the National Museum of Serbia began in 1996.
“Serbian archaeologists found evidence of what could be the oldest metal workshop in all of Europe. According to National Museum archaeologist Dušan Šljivar, experts found a “copper chisel and stone axe at a location near Prokuplje in which the foundation has proven to be 7,500 years old. It is leading us to believe that it was one of the first places in which metal weapons and tools were made in prehistoric times.” Archaeologists hope that this find in southern Serbia will prove the theory that the metal age began a lot earlier than it was believed to have, Šljivar said. ” complete article you can read on Archeo news.
Site Plocnik is opened for public today.