Oziđana pećina

Ozidana Cave - Walled Cave


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Location: 22324, Bogatić.
(43.907565, 15.980196)
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Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: Oziđana pećina: L=59 m, W=5-10 m, T=16 °C, H=95.5%.
Špilja Jazinka: L=42 m, A=216 m asl, T=12 °C.
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Address: Nacionalni park Krka, Trg Ivana Pavla II. 5, 22000 Šibenik, Tel: +385-22-201-777. E-mail:
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History


Description

Oziđana pećina (Walled Cave) and Špilja Jazinka are wo impressive caves on the left bank of the Krka. Oziđana pećina was named after the dry stone wall at the entrance. It is located at the very top of the cliff of the Krka river canyon above Roški slap. Numerous fragments of ceramic vessels were found in the cave. A continuous sequence from about 5.000 to 1.500 BC was excavated. All the Neolithic cultures of the Adriatic region, Impresso, Danilo and Hvar cultures, were found. The finds included flint artifacts, stone tools, bones of various animals and fragments of mussel shells. The most spectacular discovery was two child skeletons lying huddled together on the right side in foetal position. Early and Middle Bronze Age remains were also found.

In the cave 36 different species of invertebrates have been identified. Bats also live in the cave.

The cave was recently developed with trails and electric light by the Krka National Park, probably to reduce damages by hikers. The cave lies at the educational hiking trail Stinice-Roški slap-Oziđana pećina. There is an elevated wooden trail, railings numerous educative signs and dioramas with prehistoric people in daily life situations. The cave has electric light.

Špilja Jazinka (Jazinka Cave) is located in the canyon at an altitude of 216 m asl. A total of 29 taxa were found in the cave, most of them endemic for the Dinarides and Croatia. The cave is type locale for the troglobiont species Verhoeffiella margusi, a stenoendemic of the Krka National Park.