This relatively recent archaeological finding became extremely interesting when we place the time frame to the settlement and we realize that we are not in the middle of discovery of 1 cave or 1 wall or 1 house but a settlement of 136 homes.
Lepenski Vir as "the first town in Europe" 9,000 - 6,000 BC
Lepenski Vir (Serbian Cyrillic: Лепенски Вир, "Lepena Whirlpool"), located in Serbia, is an important archaeological site of the Mesolithic culture of the Balkans. It belongs to the Iron Gates Mesolithic, that is the official name of this amazing culture that lived in the region of the Danube River, between 10,000 and 3,500 years BC, in the area of today's Romania and Serbia.
The time-line places this neolithic settlement of Lepenski Vir to 9,500 – 6,000 BC.
The Lepenski Vir site consists of one large settlement with around ten satellite villages.
Now imagine the excitement of this archaeological excavation, seven successive settlements were discovered one on top of each other, with the remains of 136 residential and sacred buildings dating from 9500 BC to 6000 BC.
All the houses share a very distinct shape...