Dugi otok › Archeology
100 mil.yrs. b.c.
The wider area of the island Dugi otok around the Brbišćica bay is built of carbonate rocks formed hundred million years ago. The rocks along the bay are the finding site of many tiny fossils invisible to the naked eye and also lots of fossils of large organisms. Beside the usual fossilized shells of that time, an extremely valuable fossil marine reptile was found. Today the limestone in this area is more karstified and we find interesting karst forms: sea flooded caves, passages and pits. Because of the geomorfological diversity, divers are very interested in the bay Brbiscica. That is the reason why several diving schools in Dugi otok provide diving lessons on this location.
11 000 yrs. b.c.
An almost complete skeleton of one of the inhabitants of the cave, approximately 11 000 years old, was found lying in straight position placed near the fire site.
Flint and bone artefacts and remnants of their production point to the lifestyle of inhabitants of the cave.
Cave Strašna peć
5 000 – 3 500 yrs. b.c.
Archaeological researches within the Cave Strašna Peć were never carrie d out. However, considering the immediate vicinity of the cave Vlakno, which represents an exceptional location as well as the caves Goat and Badanj, we can suggest that this cave, thanks to its geographical position, at the very least served as a temporary habitat for early human populations on the island. A flint artefact, a small knife from the Stone Age, was accidentally found and due to the shape of the rope and the handle it is possible to date it to the Neolithic representing a rare finding at this moment.
2500 - 400 yrs. b.c.
800 - 400 yrs. b.c.
I st. a.d.
Small church on the hill koženjak
II-XI st. a.d.
There are more hypothesis about the type of structure represented by the existing archaeological remains. One says that the ruins are from the Pre-Romanesque period, while the other says that the ruins may represent the remains of the Late Antique or Byzantine fortress.
Church of st Anthony
IV. ili V. st. a.d.
Remains of the church of St Victor
VI. st. a.d.
IV. – VII. st. a.d.
St Pelegrin, Savar
9. st. a.d.
Sacred object of cultural heritage (7th -9th century). The church consists of the nave, the altar and the sacristy. The core is a square altar space vaulted with a dome. The altar area is actually a small pre-Romanesque church to which the nave and the sacristy were added later.
The oldest mention of fishery in croatia
10. st. a.d.
It is believed that fishing in this area was one of important activities for the survival of man since ancient times. Croatian fishery is for the first time mentioned in the 10th century in one document.
Remains of the church of St John
10.- 11. st. a.d.
St. Nicholas, sučevno luka
14. st. a.d.
According to archival sources the construction of the church begun in 1378. A tank was subsequently excavated within the church. The church walls are preserved in full height as well as the buildings’ shallow vaulted apse which is completely preserved.