Gradina on Bosut
Gradina on Bosut (Serbian: Градина на Босуту / Gradina na Bosutu) is an archeological site in Serbia. It is located on Bosut river in the administrative area of Vašica village, in the Šid municipality (Syrmia District, Vojvodina province). The site contains remains from several time periods, including Neolithic, Eneolithic, Bronze Age, and Iron Age findings. Most remarkable findings are remains of Iron Age Bosut culture, which was named after this archaeological locality.
This site incorporating following findings:
- Neolithic period: findings of Sopot-Lengyel culture,
- Eneolithic period: findings of Boleras-Černavoda III culture,
- Bronze Age: findings of Vinkovci culture and Vatin culture,
- Iron Age: findings of Bosut culture and of Scordisci settlement.
The Bosut culture, that was named after Gradina on Bosut site, is dated into early Iron Age and it is generally divided into three development stages. It is sometimes grouped with related Basarabi culture into Bosut-Basarabi complex. There are different views about ethnic identity of the people of Bosut culture; according to one view, they were Triballi, while according to another view, they were Daco-Getaes.
History of research
- Predrag Medović, Praistorija na tlu Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 2001, pages 129-130.
- Dragoslav Srejović, Iliri i Tračani, Beograd, 2002, page 243.
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