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The First European Smelted Bronzes

The current Victorian archaeological dating system is past its sell buy date as it no longer reflects the archaeological world of the 21st century and is tool of suppressing understanding of the real history of the World by its continued use as a propaganda tool to suppress new ideas and hypotheses. This academic narrative is mantainted to keep the current dated archaeologists in work through their many publications and media programs as these new discoveries would question their ‘expertise’ recognition and credibility, that the institutions maintain to by association give them self authenticity. (First European Smelted Bronzes).

At present in Britain the archaeological community uses the term Neolithic (‘new stone age’) to denote the period 4500 BCE to 2500 BCE and then the Bronze Age (2500 BCE to 750 BCE). This article shows labeling of the past is completely false – as ‘British Tin’ was used to make the first European smelted Bronzes.

In Southern Serbia archaeologists have found evidence of what could be the oldest metal workshop in all of Europe. This could prove that the metal age started centuries earlier than previously believed.

Plocnik was discovered in 1927
Plocnik was discovered in 1927 – First European Smelted Bronzes

This archaeological site in Plocnik was discovered in 1927 during the building of a railroad from the city of Nis to Kosovo’s capital Pristina.
During decades of research and discoveries, archaeologists have dug out a large number of tools. But they are hoping that recent finds will prove that the metal age began much earlier than previously believed.

Archaeologist Dusan Slivar said copper tools found at the location, conflict with it being a Neolithic site.

Archaeologist Dusan Slivar- First European Smelted Bronzes
Archaeologist Dusan Slivar- First European Smelted Bronzes

“Very strong arguments and elements exist which indicate there was some kind of workshop where metal was processed and made,” Sljivar said.
“That is the character of this year’s discovery because Plocnik has its long pre-history and now for the first time we have everything with clear chronologically defined stratography. So we now know that it was the Gradac phase of the Vinca culture, which means the end of the 6th millennium BC. We even have a copper chisel that was found here,” he added.

The archaeologists have found that houses were warm, they had stoves and slept on woollen rags and fur, made clothes of wool, flax and leather.
They kept animals, used a copper tool that was an axe on one side, and a hammer on the other, with a wooden handle. And for woodwork they used a chisel.

It is almost certain that people who lived in the village between 5400 and 4700 BC knew about trade, handicrafts, art and metallurgy, which makes this more of a metropolis than a village. The archaeologists have dug out three layers from different periods of the settlement, the oldest one 3.5 metres deep.

metallurgy, which makes this more of a metropolis than a village - First European Smelted Bronzes
metallurgy, which makes this more of a metropolis than a village – First European Smelted Bronzes

Life was organised in a way that suited people best. They even took care of their hygiene, as special holes for trash have been found. They also buried their dead at an arranged necropolis.

The site in Plocnik is spread over 120 hectares, bordered by rivers. It was a metropolis where copper and copper tools have been produced.
Archaeologists found a big workshop which they say is proof of the metallurgical work.

metallurgy, which makes this more of a metropolis than a village.- First European Smelted Bronzes
metallurgy, which makes this more of a metropolis than a village- First European Smelted Bronzes

“Although we believed for a long time that the younger stone age, the Neolithic was followed by Eneolithic, the so called Copper age, which took place in the fourth millennium BC. But our latest discoveries show that the Vinca culture, although a Neolithic culture, knew about production of copper, which moves the start of copper metallurgy 500 years earlier, to the sixth millennium BC,” archaeologist Julka Kuzmanovic said.

Archaeologists hope that this find in southern Serbia will prove the theory that the metal age began a lot earlier than previously believed. They are now waiting for results and a second opinion from their colleagues at the German Heidelberg University where some samples have been sent.

This Site is just south of the Danube - which connects the Black Sea to Doggerland - First European Smelted Bronzes
This Site is just south of the Danube – which connects the Black Sea to Doggerland- First European Smelted Bronzes

Interestingly, this site would have connected by river to the daube and via the Rhine to the North Sea. Consequently, the easiest source for the tin needed for this furness would have been Cornwall (Germany/Poland being the only other source in Europe). This shows the extent of trading in the 5th Millennium BCE and questions the dated Victorian Metal based time periods which start the bronze age some 2,000 years later.

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