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IMMOVABLE CULTURAL MONUMENTS DATA BASE
Name: Rudna Glava site
Municipality: Majdanpek
Location (place, town, city): Rudna glava
Institute: Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia
Regional institute: Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Niš
CR No.: AS 39
Date of inscription in the CR: 20.12.1983
Category: NCM of outstanding value
Type: Archaeological sites
Year/period of construction: Eneolithic (Copper age)

Rudna Glava is located in the mountainous area in north-east Serbia, at the backs of the upper Djerdap gorge (east Serbia). The site shows a developed centre of early copper mining and a significant production of  copper carbonate minerals, malachite and azurite in the central Balkans and south-east Europe.
The early Eneolithic mining works were found on a modern extraction site. A series of stone mallets – massive ones, made of naturally rounded river stones – is thus far one of the greatest finds in the prehistoric mines in Europe and Asia Minor. Also, four storage rooms with pottery, stone mallets and bone tools were found. Between 1969-79 systematic excavations were done, to be continued later on.