Forest massifs, high waters of river Vit, overgrowth, inhabitable caves, availability of fruits and fish were all attractive conditions for life in ancient times. Even though it is difficult to date the arrival of the first inhabitants with accuracy the historical scientists have determined that this territory has been populated during the late Paleolith, according to many
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findings in Morovitza Cave. The cave people in this area hunted wild animals and picked various fruits and roots. They used very advanced agricultural equipment made from wood and stone. Some of this equipment was placed into several archeological museums in Sofia and Teteven. The ancient people also created earthenware, used stone mills for crushing the grain, sewed clothes using osseous needles and stilletos, bred animals like sheeps, goats, cattles, swines, dogs, and started to cultivate rye, barley, lentils and many more. The Morovitza's inhabitants attempted to create belletristic re-creations of the
environment. Proof for that are the figures inside of a women and others various objects. Traces from the ancient life were discovered also in another cave close to Glojene - the Draganchovitza Cave. Many ceramic vessels were found there. According to the funerary burial mounds, the ruins of ancient walls in the outskirts, the many found rings, earrings, bracelets and etc., the village has been inhabited since the Bronze and Iron age. Even now, after so many centuries one can see an ancient Roman wall in a relatively good state in the district called Runovitza.

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient objects
Ancient Roman wall

 

 

 

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