Rudna Glava (archaeological site)
Rudna Glava (Ore Head) is a mining site in present-day eastern Serbia that demonstrates one of the earliest evidences of European copper mining and metallurgy, dating to the 5th millennium BC.[dead link] Shafts were cut into the hillside, with scaffolding constructed for easy access to the veins of ore. It belongs to the Vinča culture, as is shown by pottery-finds. In 1983, Rudna Glava was added to the Archaeological Sites of Exceptional Importance list, protected by Republic of Serbia.
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- J. P. Mallory and Martin E. Huld, "Metal", Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997.
- Archeology - Archaeometallurgy
- Tasić 1995, p. 157
- Monuments of Culture in Serbia: Рудна Глава (SANU) (Serbian) (English)