Archaeological Collection

Founds in the riverbed of the Ljubljanica

Founds in the riverbed of  the Ljubljanica
Item name:Founds in the riverbed of the Ljubljanica
Dating:3rd millennium BC
Findspot:River Ljubljanica
On display:The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads


Stone daggers and arrowheads similar to those from Dežman pile-dwelling sites near Ig (Fig. 181) were found in the riverbed of the Ljubljanica during river engineering works in the 1930s between Špica and the Prule Bridge in Ljubljana. Current knowledge suggests they are the remains of the pile-dwelling site at Špica, investigated in 2010 and contemporary with Dežman pile-dwelling sites near Ig.


1. Point (fragment), chert, l. 10.7 cm, Inv. No. B 5907.
2. Point, chert, l. 12.2 cm, Inv. No. B 5905.
3. Point, chert, l. 11.3 cm, Inv. No. B 5966.
4. Point, chert, l. 8.8 cm, Inv. No. B 5906.
5. Point, chert, l. 6.6 cm, Inv. No. B 5965.
6. Point, chert, l. 8.7 cm, Inv. No. B 5964.

Further reading

Turk, Peter and Turk, Matija, 2019: The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads, Ljubljana, Fig. 182, pp. 141, 246.

On display in the Permanent Exhibition