Vindija Cave (Croatia) – site of fossil man (proposal for inclusion in the World Geological Heritage List)

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pp. 15-24
Institute of Palaeontology and Quaternary Geology, Croatian Academy of Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia
Abstract: 

Several sites of Upper Pleistocene fossil hominids have been found on the territory of Croatia. The cave Vindija contains most significant fossil remains (more than 100 specimens of hominids have been found together with other mammals). Four layers have been dated by the carbon method. The palaeontological, palaeo anthropological and archaeological importance of the findings and the measures for protection already taken are the arguments for its inclusion in the World Geological Heritage List.

М. Паунович. Пещера Виндия (Хорватия) – стоянка фоссильного человека (предложение для включения в Списке мирового геологического наследия). На территории Хорватии находятся несколько стоянок верхнеплейстоценовых фоссильных гомминидов. Пещера Виндия содержит ценнейшие останки (найдено больше 100 экземпляров гомминидов вместе с другими позвоночными). Проведено датирование четырех слоев углеродным методом. Палеонтологическое, палеоантропологическое и археологическое значение находок и мероприятия по сохранению пещеры и находок аргументируют ее включение в Списке мирового геологического наследия.

Keywords: 

geological heritage, Croatia, fossil hominids

VOLUME 26 (2)/June 1996 Geological Heritage in South-East Europe

Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Instituti i Studimeve dhe Projectimeve te Gjeologjise, Blloku "Vasil Shanto", Tirana, Albania

Institute of Palaeontology and Quaternary Geology, Croatian Academy of Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia

Institute for Protection of Natural Rarities, Skopie
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Institute for Protection of Natural Rarities, Skopie

Geological Institute of Romania, Caransebeş Str., 1, 78344 Bucharest, Romania

Institute of Regional Geology and Plaeontology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Kamenicka Str. 6, P.O.Box 227, Belgrade
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Institute of Regional Geology and Plaeontology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Kamenicka Str. 6, P.O.Box 227, Belgrade

Institute of Regional Geology and Palaeontology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Kamenička Str. 6, P.O.Box 227, 11001 Belgrade
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Institute of Regional Geology and Palaeontology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Kamenička Str. 6, P.O.Box 227, 11001 Belgrade

Geology and Palaeontology, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva 2, 61000 Ljubljana
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Geology and Palaeontology, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva 2, 61000 Ljubljana
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Institute of the Slovenian Republic for Conservation of the Natural and Cultural Heritage, Plečnikov trg 2, 61000 Ljubljana

Geology and Palaeontology, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva, 2, 61000 Ljubljana
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Geology and Palaeontology, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva, 2, 61000 Ljubljana
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Institute of the Slovenian Republic for Conservation of the Natural and Cultural Heritage, Plečnikov trg 2, 61000 Ljubljana