The Brnjica culture (Serbian: Брњица, full name: Donja Brnjica-Gornja Stražava cultural group, Albanian: Bërnica e Poshtme kulturë) is an archaeological culture in present-day Kosovo and Serbia dating from 1400 BC.
|Geographical range||Kosovo, Serbia|
|Dates||1400 BC – 700 BC|
|Type site||Donja Brnjica|
|Major sites||Hisar Hill|
|Preceded by||Urnfield culture|
|Followed by||La Tène culture|
The culture is characterized by several groups:
- Kosovo with Raska and Pester
- South and West Morava confluence zone
- South Morava-Pcinja-Upper Vardar
Hisar is a multi-periodal settlement at a hill near Leskovac.
Traces of life of the Brnjica culture (8th century BC) are seen in the plateau that was protected by a deep moat with a palisade on its inner side, a fortification similar to that of another fortification on the Gradac site in Lanište in the Velika Morava basin.
- Milorad Stojic (2006). "Regional characteristics of the Brnjica cultural group" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2010-08-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Milorad Stojic: Ferrous metallurgy center of the Brnjica cultural group (14th–13th centuries BC) at the Hisar site in Leskovac. MJoM Metalurgija - Journal of Metallurgy, UDC:669.1
- Praistorijska kopča. B92.net – info (in Serbian)
- Museum of Kosovo
- Kingdom of Dardania
- Archaeology of Kosovo
- Neolithic sites in Kosovo
- Roman heritage in Kosovo
- Copper, Bronze and Iron Age sites in Kosovo