Archaeological Collection

The artefacts of Red deer

The artefacts of Red deer
Item name:The artefacts of Red deer
Material:Red deer antlers
Dimensions:l. 32,6 cm
Findspot:Zalog at Verd
Inv. No.:V2893
On display:The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads


The artefacts of red deer antler collected at Zalog near Verd, from the bed of the Ljubija stream, include particularly intriguing large sharpened objects with a hole. Their function is unclear. Similar objects, though without a hole, were found in the Gravettian site at Kammern-Grubgraben, in Austrian Styria, driven into the ground next to the remains of a yurt-like dwelling, which suggested the interpretation of them as pegs used to secure a dwelling.

Further reading

Turk, Peter and Turk, Matija, 2019: The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads, Ljubljana, Fig. 124, pp. 87.

On display in the Permanent Exhibition