Data for: Ritual household deposits and the religious imaginaries of early Medieval Dalmatia (Croatia)

Published: 14 August 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/bw2r78w7g2.1
Kelly Reed


Bribirska glavica is located in the Šibenik hinterland, about 12 km to the northwest of Skradin, in northern Dalmatia. Most recently unpublished excavations directed by M. Zekan in 2012 revealed two clay pots (one covering the other) near the wall, and possibly under the hearth, of one of the early medieval houses on sub-locality Tjeme, close to the western city-walls. Reports of the find are patchy and the pots, still full of soil, were only discovered a few years later in a storeroom (Milošević 2015). Inside the pot was two eggs (one whole and one broken) and a whetstone made of sandstone. In 2016 the 0.5l soil sample from within the pot was wet sieved, through bucket flotation using a 250 μm sieve, and the content examined for archaeobotanical remains (Table 1). Twenty seven identified plant remains were recovered, in particular, three barley grains (Hordeum vulgare) and nineteen seeds of cinquefoil (Potentilla sp.), along with about 2ml of small charcoal fragments.