Exhibition regarding Neolithic mothers and babies of the Balkans

March, 2017

University of Novi Sad

Within BIRTH: Prehistoric fertility in the Balkans between 10 000 - 5 000 cal BC project, a cooperation between BioSense Institute and CPR was established, resulting into an exhibition entitled ‘New Age: the life of mothers and babies of the Neolithic in the Balkans‘, which occurred at the Rectorate of the University of Novi Sad. The results of the chronological and osteological analyses which enabled detection of Neolithic paleodemographic processes in Macedonia were presented, as well as those of the anthropological analyses of Neolithic mothers and babies which reflect the diseases, stresses, pathology, pregnancy and the nutrition of these individuals. Moreover, numerous Neolithic artifacts depicting mothers with babies were exhibited, but also other finds referring to the life within Neolithic houses. For the purposes of this exhibition CPR and BioSense Institute provided 3D animations and illustrations of Neolithic house models from Macedonia which were obtained as a result of the photogrammetric documentation of Neolithic house models from the Museum of the City of Skopje and the museums and institutes for protection of cultural heritage from Bitola and Prilep.