A rare find of a ceramic vase from the older Neolithic, in which five stone axes are stored, was found by chance in 1968, while digging the foundation for a house near the cemetery, in the settlement of Ribnica near Kraljevo. There were two larger and three small axes in the vase, which were brought to finely processed forms by the ironing technique, with no traces of use on the small axes. It is presumed that it is a hoard, hiding place or depot, where in the vessel, perhaps now of some danger, there are hidden objects that had a high value in society. In a way, we can say that it is a kind of “jar with treasure” from the Neolithic, younger Stone Age. One of the axes is made of translucent green jade, which has been used for centuries to make jewelry, that is. On the other hand, the very lack of traces of use on small axes also speaks in favor of this assumption.

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