Archaeological Collection

Grave goods

Grave goods
Item name:Grave goods
Dating:4350–4200 BC
Findspot:Ajdovska jama near Nemška vas
On display:The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads


Ajdovska jama near Nemška vas above Krško. The stone axes, ladles, bone beads and a stone arrowhead were placed with the deceased as offerings for the afterlife (4350–4200 BC).


1. Axe, stone, l. 15.7 cm, Inv. No. P 8676.
2. Axe, stone, l. 10.5 cm, Inv. No. P 8677.
3. Ladle, clay, l. 9.8 cm, Inv. No. P 8674.
4. Ladle, clay, l. 8.2 cm, Inv. No. P 8673.
5. Ladle, clay, l. 9.3 cm, Inv. No. P 8671.
6. Arrowhead, chert, l. 2.5 cm, Inv. No. P 8794.
7. Beads, bone, diam. 1.2 cm, Inv. No. P 8797.

Further reading

Turk, Peter and Turk, Matija, 2019: The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads, Ljubljana, Fig. 151, pp. 115, 245.

On display in the Permanent Exhibition