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Risovaca Cave, Arandjelovac

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#12 of 30 in Nature in Central Serbia
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Risovača Cave, is situated at the very entrance of the town of Aranđelovac in central Serbia around 17m above the Kubršnica river valley. It is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Palaeolithic in Serbia besides the Gradac Cave near Kragujevac. Its discovery confirmed the assumed existence of the Paleolithic culture south of the Sava-Danube line and provided new information on the life of prehistoric humans in Europe.
The site has been discovered around 1938 and archaeological excavations started in 1953. Fossils of 20 different mammals were discovered in the cave, that include Cave hyena, wolf, fox, wild horse, Cave bear, mammoth, Wooly rhinoceros, cave lion, leopard, wild boar, badger, mole rat, beaver, hare and steppe bison. The cave depth is approximately 187m and its caverns, or "halls" are covered with minerals of various shapes and colors. Worked flint tools and bone artifacts of prehistoric human origin were discovered in sediments in a depth of 1to. These artifact assemblages are attributed to Neanderthal occupants during the end of the Middle Paleolithic period. Neanderthal fossil remains have so far not been found during excavations because any layers that might have held remains were already destroyed and removed during earlier stone quarrying.
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  • An interesting old cave with a great story from a local guide. The problem related to the place itself is the poorly marked place where the cave is located, as well as the lack of content from the... 
    An interesting old cave with a great story from a local guide. The problem related to the place itself is the poorly marked place where the cave is located, as well as the lack of content from the...  more »
  • Interesting cave, but it is not as marvellous as it is advertised by the nice and helpful local guide. Anyway, it worth a visit. 
    Interesting cave, but it is not as marvellous as it is advertised by the nice and helpful local guide. Anyway, it worth a visit.  more »
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  • This site was a welcome relief from the heat that day. Really kind of a neat site with a lot of history to it, but underwhelming in size and content. It was only about 350 rsd for the tour and if you're in the area already, still worth the visit.
  • In the heart of Serbia, a small cave hides many secrets, a life-size Neanderthal entrance, a living cave where there are still drops of water and beautiful stones that she revealed to us when she approached the light of her phone to that treasure that previously looked like an ordinary rock. , a little deeper and a small pool with water, but insufficiently researched and weak advertising, near Arandjelovac. Our guide was a lady with black hair, a string..which we are grateful for such a detailed explanation for each segment of this treasure where mammoths, bears, wolves once lived .. We waited for 45 minutes for the group to gather so that at 2 pm we could just buy tickets and only then all together inside.

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