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Srečko Brodar

Srečko Brodar in the 1930s
Entrance to Potok Cave, a cave in the Eastern Karawanks, where the remains of a human residence dated to the Aurignacian (40,000 to 30,000 BP) were found by Srečko Brodar in the 1920s and 1930s. This marks the beginning of Paleolithic research in Slovenia.[1]

Srečko Brodar (1893–1987) was a Slovene archaeologist, internationally best known for excavation of Potok Cave (Slovene: Potočka zijalka), an Upper Palaeolithic cave site in northern Slovenia.


Brodar studied at the University of Vienna and University of Zagreb, graduating in 1920. Since 1921, he taught at Gymnasium in Celje, and after the First World War, during which he was injured, he in 1939 received his Ph.D. from the University of Ljubljana, and became a professor there in 1946, serving as the chair of Archaeological Department until retirement. Brodar was the director of the Institute of Archaeology at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and a member of the International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences.[2] His son Mitja Brodar (1921–2012) was also a noted archaeologist.


In 1928, he became famous with the excavation of Potok Cave (Slovene: Potočka zijalka) and five other Palaeolithic sites in Slovenia, demonstrating the link between the Palaeolithic cultures of the eastern Alps and those of the Pannonian Plain and northern Italy.

After the World War II, Brodar's research focused on Betal Rock Shelter (Betalov spodmol), a multiperiod prehistoric site near Postojna in southwest Slovenia. He also discovered the first Mesolithic sites in Slovenia, such as Špehovka Cave.[2]



  1. ^ Debeljak, Irena; Turk, Matija. "Potočka zijalka". In Šmid Hribar, Mateja. Torkar, Gregor. Golež, Mateja. Podjed, Dan. Drago Kladnik, Drago. Erhartič, Bojan. Pavlin, Primož. Jerele, Ines. Enciklopedija naravne in kulturne dediščine na Slovenskem – DEDI (in Slovene). Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Josipovic, Drasko (2001). "Brodar, Srecko". In Tim Murray. Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Prešernov Sklad [Prešeren Fund] (2009). "Prešernove nagrade" [Prešeren Awards] (PDF) (in Slovenian). Retrieved 8 November 2010. 

Further reading

  • Likar, Peter (1996). Odkril sem Potočko Zijalko (a transcript of a 1970s documentary film about Srečko Brodar)

External links

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