Archaeologists Found A 7000-Year Old Road Under The Sea In Croatia! Here’s What It Looks Like

by Shreya Rathod

Over the years, several ancient excavation sites have been found on Earth. Recently, a road that was buried at the bottom of the sea for 7000 years has been found by a team in Croatia. Mud deposits covered up the path that was discovered at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. University of Zadar posted information about this discovery on Facebook.

Archaeologists Found A 7000-Year-Old Road In Croatia!

According to the post, archaeologists discovered remains during underwater archaeological explorations of the sunken neolithic site located in Soline. Specifically, a road that connected the sunken Hvar culture prehistoric settlement to the coast of Korcula island was discovered beneath the sea mud deposits.

These are painstakingly stacked stone plates that were important for the four-metre-wide communication that associated the artificial island with the coast. The entire settlement is estimated to have existed around 4,900 BC, according to radiocarbon analysis of preserved wood from the previous campaign. Individuals strolled on this path quite a while back.

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Items Found In The Excavation


Credits: University of Zadar/ Facebook

In the Neolithic era, around 5000 BC, the Hvar civilization arrived in the area. These skilled farmers and herders lived in isolated, small villages along the coast and on adjacent islands and the road is part of the Neolithic settlement. One of the region’s largest and most well-preserved Hvar culture sites is Soline. It provides important information about these early farming settlements’ routines and social structures.

The investigation was taking place close to Gradina Bay at Vela Luka on the island of Korcula. In the area, Neolithic relics like grindstone sections, rock edges, and stone tomahawks were found.

The enormous system of terraced fields on the Soline site is one of the most impressive features. In fact, they were used for agriculture in addition to the concrete buildings. The fields were insightfully wanted to utilise the island’s rough, bumpy landscape. Stone walls and irrigation systems gave them extra support, which made the land produce more.

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As indicated by scientists, the Soline site has not yet gone through complete uncovering. Moreover, there is still a lot to discover concerning the Hvar culture and its techniques.

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