Pod, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Pod was a prehistoric settlement and hill fort located on a plateau on a slope of Mt Koprivnica near Bugojno in the upper valley of the river Vrbas in modern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The fortified site was first inhabited in the early Bronze Age[1] and even eneolithic (2500 to 1700 BCE).[2] After the Bronze Age it was uninhabited for four centuries, until repopulated in the early Iron Age (~700 BCE)[3] till the turn of the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE.[2] It is the best studied settlement connecting the Bronze Age ‘proto-Illyrians’ with the later Illyrian tribes known from the ancient Greek authors.


  1. ^ Coles, John M.; Harding, A. F. (1979). The bronze age in Europe: an introduction to the prehistory of Europe, c. 2000-700 BC. Taylor & Francis. p. 197. ISBN 978-0-416-70650-5. 
  2. ^ a b "Pod, a prehistoric hillfort settlement, the archaeological site". Decisions on Designation of Properties as National Monuments. Bosnia and Herzegovina Commission to Preserve National Monuments. 2008. Archived from the original on 27 September 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Wilkes, John (1995). The Illyrians. The Peoples of Europe. Wiley–Blackwell. pp. 34, 50, 51, 204. ISBN 978-0-631-19807-9.