Location: Perast, Kotor bay
Entrance Orientation: SW
Entrance Altitude: 320 asl
Cave Formation: Horizontal
Main Research years: 1974
Occupation Eras and Dates:
Neolithic and Eneolithic
Markovic, C. 1985. The Neolithic of Montenegro. Belgrade: University of Belgrade.
Cave Description: Karstic cave is 90m in length, and overlooks the bay of Kotor. The entrance is partially blocked by a modern drywall.
Research Chronicles and data: “Soundings were dug in the Spila cave near Perast in the Boka Kororska bay in 1974 ... Three trenches were dug. Trench C, sunk furthest in the interior of the cave. Trench C, yielded the thickest and richest cultural layer. The deposit of Spila was 1.75m thick.” (Markovic 1985, 91)
Neolithic Stratum Ia
- Faunal Remains: Domestic faunal remains.
- Pottery: Large and small oval and globular coarse earthenware vessels decorated with impressed and incised ornaments; finer vessels with roughly polished unornamented surfaces.
-Tools: there were few stone and bone implements.
- Pottery: coarse, medium-fine and fine. Medium fine sheaf-like decorations. Fine incised ornaments characteristic of Middle Neolithic of the Adriatic.
Late Neolithic of Montenegrian Coast and features associated with Hvar-Lisicici culture.
- Pottery: mostly medium-fine ware and few fine ware. The pottery was usually incised or painted. These techniques were rarely combined. The most common form was the bowl.
Stratum IIa - Endolithic.
-Pottery: New Forms.The new forms were Large-bellied pots of medium-fine war and fine ware. There were Various bowl types of fine ware. Only decoration is broad, shallow fluting.
- Pottery: Mostly coarse ware with rare examples of fine ware. Various bowls and large-bellied pots with no decoration.
- Pottery: Coarse ware very rare. High pots with thickened or bevelled rim. Decoration below rim in form of moulded bands with impressions made by fingers or some implement. Bowls were the most common form, but pots and shallow plates were also numerous. There was Rich decoration with techniques of incision, impression, pricking and grooving.