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MEDIEVAL MONOLITHIC TOMBSTONES/STEĆCI AT THE GREBINE SITE NEXT TO ČEVELJUŠA (PLINA) NEAR PLOČ

MEDIEVAL MONOLITHIC TOMBSTONES/STEĆCI AT THE GREBINE SITE NEXT TO ČEVELJUŠA (PLINA) NEAR PLOČ

Sunjic, Maja

Opvscvla Archaeologica Papers of the Department of Archaeology, Vol.32 No.1 May 2009. pp.133-166

Abstract

In this paper, stećci – medieval monolithic tombstones – at the Grebine necropolis of the Čeveljuša (Plina) settlement next to Ploče are analyzed. Th e presentation is based on fi eld inspections of the site aimed at ascertaining the charac teristics of the monuments. Th ese characteristics served as the basis for comparison with the late medieval necropolises and monuments in the territory of the lower course of the Neretva River, the coastal belt south-east of the Neretva and its hinterland, Župa Dubrovačka, Konavle, the Makarska littoral, the Ljubuški environs and beyond. Based on analogies of the decorations, forms and distribution of the monuments and necropolises and taking into account the historical context and archival sources, the monuments were approximately dated to the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries.

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