The discovery of Tărtăria tablets is regarded by some archeologists to be the world’s first known writing. Archeologist Nicolae Vlassaat discovered the three Tărtăria tablets in 1961 at a Neolithic site in the Romanian village of Tărtăria. Despite the fact that scientists were unable to determine the age of the tablets using the carbon-dating method, they estimated that they were created around 7,500 years ago. Similar items with writings were discovered in Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, and other parts of Europe at some point in the past. According to scientists, they were made by residents of the A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ unknown Vina culture between 5500 and 4000 BC, during the Sumerian era.
Some academics felt it was impossible to decode the cryptic letters discovered in the old tables, while others believed the symbols were pictograms.
The Vina civilization is thought to have been Europe’s biggest prehistoric civilization. The term “Vina” comes from the village near the Danube River’s banks where the first remnants of this strange society were discovered.
The Vina civilization is thought to be the first culture in Europe to utilize metallurgy in addition to agriculture. It’s probable it was the world’s first civilization to employ copper. The discoveries show that laborers on Serbian land hundreds of years before any contemporary civilisation began to employ copper-based tools and weaponry. Scientists discovered evidence of the earliest known metallurgy processing and blacksmithing 7,500 years ago in the Serbian city of Plonik by the Vina culture.
The Vina people were not just skilled artisans but also had a sophisticated civilization. Researchers discovered several figurines in the form of animals manufactured by the Vina to substantiate this claim. Furthermore, each residence had its own litter bin, houses were heated, people slept on wool or fur carpets, and garments were fashioned from flax. Not far from the residential portions was a well-kept cemetery.
Archaeologists uncovered three clay figures representing a god during excavations in Serbia’s southern area. They also discovered items with feminine traits that resembled a current e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ description.
The triangular-shaped faces (or masks) with enormous oval-shaped eyes, elongated noses, and no trace of lips are among these intriguing figurines. Some of the figures appeared to be half-human and half-reptile. Some of the humanoid sculptures are depicted as divine beings.
The majority of these unusual humanoid creatures are represented as guardian deities, with some being good and others being bad. Many scholars are baffled by the zoomorphic-anthropomorphic images and have yet to find an answer. This could be the best example of interaction with a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ beings from other planets, according to A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ astronaut theorists.
Researchers examined the city and concluded that it might be regarded as a cultural intellectual center. Archaeologists discovered relics that showed the Vina civilization did not lag behind other advanced A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ cultures of the period.