Cocev Kamen is a hilltop cave site of volcanic origin near the town of Kratovo. Objects (bone fossils) discovered near the cave suggest human presence since the Paleolithic. Authors agree that the site served as a gathering point for sacrificial rituals from the Neolithic, during the Bronze Age, throughout antiquity until the Middle Ages as clarified by an abundance of pottery shards, stone (flint) tools and bone fragments unearthed from the surrounding areas. Several caves and rock shelters are decorated with red figurative art work. Comparison with similar sites in Bulgaria and Italy suggests that the paintings are indeed prehistoric.

Debated remains the notion that Cocev Kamen has also been used as an (astronomical) observatory.



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Kratovo, North Macedonia
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Founded: Paleolithic Age
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in North Macedonia

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Damjan Bogdanovski (3 years ago)
Well survived the time of thousands of years.
Jelena Jelena (3 years ago)
For those who like pure nature.
Krum Janevski (3 years ago)
Greqt place to visit. I loved it. It has a shamanic vibe to it.
Kabina (3 years ago)
Stunningly beautiful
Nenad Pivko (4 years ago)
Most beautifull place on the earth.
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