Necropolis under a tumulus at Veprcani: Representative case of using sacred places during several periods in the past

Aleksandar Mitkoski, Aleksandar Bulatovic, Ilija Mikic
2016 Starinar  
Six Late Roman graves and one prehistoric burial have been discovered under a tumulus in the course of investigations. The tumulus is around 11meters in diameter and around 1 meter high and is situated at Vepr~ani, in the mountainous area of Mariovo in south Macedonia. The graves mostly contained cists of broken stones or slabs covered with stone slabs, one grave was carved into the rock and one consisted of a dislocated grave association. One prehistoric burial containing the remains of a
more » ... e remains of a cremated individual and grave goods was encountered under a small stone mound to the south of tumulus. Regarding the grave goods, mortuary practice and funerary rituals of the original tumulus as well as the prehistoric burials, and material from the mound have been dated to the Ha A period, while the antique graves were dated to the 3 rd -4 th century.
doi:10.2298/sta1666027m fatcat:4m6gwuso7badninojne73ayesy