Primaeval settlement confirmed in the Tatras

According to the bones found, the inhabitants were hunters of reindeer, chamois, ibex, deer, horses, and even hares.

(Source: Marián Soják/SAS)

The Hučivá Diera Cave in the Tatra mountains was home to prehistoric people 15,000 years ago. These are the findings of archaeologist of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Marián Soják, and Polish researcher Pawel Valde-Nowak of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

They concluded their research in the Tatran cave and uncovered artefacts that change the current view of prehistoric settlements in Europe.

“This is the first cave in the Tatras with a documented prehistoric settlement on both the Slovak and Polish sides,” said Marián Soják of the Institute of Archaeology of SAS, as quoted by the press release.

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