Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Kosova: Archaeological Heritage

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_1307

Introduction

Since the prehistoric period until today, people in the present territory of the Republic of Kosova have developed their cultural heritage. They left to their descendants abundant material sources on cultural values. Therefore, Kosova has a rich diversity of architectural heritage (cultural monuments, ensembles of buildings, architectural conservation areas), archaeological heritage (constructions, structures, and groups of buildings, monuments of various kinds and their contents, found on land or under water, cultural landscapes), and movable heritage (objects that are the expression or evidence of human creativity or of natural development, distinguished by values of historical, archaeological, artistic, scientific, or spiritual importance and interest).

So far, approximately 3,200 sites with monumental values are known in Kosova, 427 of which are protected by law and as such, are registered on the “Central Register of Monuments of The Republic of Kosova Cultural...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of History, Faculty of PhilosophyUniversity of PrishtinaPrishtinaKosovo