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The SIćEVO GORGE (Serbian : Sićevačka klisura; Serbian Cyrillic : Сићевачка клисура, pronounced ), a river gorge and archaeological site in southeastern Serbia
Serbia
is the locally most prominent geological and topographic feature formed by the Nišava River . The gorge is located between the towns of Bela Palanka and Niška Banja . It is 17 km (11 mi) long and 350 to 400 m (1,150 to 1,310 ft) deep, in some parts developing canyon-like structures (including the inverse valley slopes at the Gradiški kanjon). The gorge is cut into the Kunovica plateau, between the southern slopes of the Svrljig Mountains and the mountain of Suva Planina . The surrounding areas are known for their high-quality vineyards. The gorge contains a stone quarry, the Ostrovica and six villages. The largest, Sićevo
Sićevo
is the eponym of the gorge.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDINGS

Caves in the surrounding area Sićevo
Sićevo

In June 2008, a lower jaw , that is assumed to be of Homo erectus origin was excavated in the Mala Balanica cave, one of several cave sites in the gorge. This hominin jaw bone fossil was dated to be between 397,000 and 525,000 years old on the basis of electron spin resonance in combination with uranium series isotopic analysis and infrared/post-infrared luminescence dating . The morphology of the mandible differs significantly from the more recent Homo heidelbergensis and completely lacks any prominent Homo neanderthalensis features. The jaw represents one of an increasing number of specimen discoveries in the south-eastern part of the European continent. It demonstrates plesiomorphic erectus-like traits that are coupled with synapomorphic traits common to Middle Pleistocene hominins.

REFERENCES

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* ^ A possible Homo erectus
Homo erectus
jaw from Sicevo Gorge, Serbia; Anthropology.net, June 29, 2008. * ^ Rink, William J.; Norbert Mercier; Dušan Mihailović; Mike W. Morley; Jeroen W. Thompson PLOS ONE.

Coordinates : 43°19′00″N 22°07′00″E / 43.3167°N 22.1167°E / 43.3167; 22.1167

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Protected areas of Serbia
Serbia

NATIONAL PARKS

* Đerdap * Fruška Gora
Fruška Gora
* Kopaonik * Šar Mountain
Šar Mountain
* Tara

NATURE RESERVES

* Bagremara * Brzansko Moravište * Bukovo * Stari Begej – Carska Bara * Danilova kosa * Deliblato Sand * Goč * Gornje Podunavlje
Gornje Podunavlje
* Jelašnička river Gorge * Jerma
Jerma
* Karađorđevo * Koviljsko-petrovaradinski rit * Kraljevac * Lake Ludaš * Obedska bara * Okanj * Pastures of the Great Bustard * Prebreza * Prokop * Selevenjske pustare * Slano Kopovo * Suva Planina * Titelski Breg * Trešnjica river Gorge * Uvac * Venerina padina * Vinatovača * Zasavica

NATURE PARKS

* Begečka jama * Golija
Golija
* Grmija * Jegricka Nature Park * Kamaraš * Šargan - Mokra Gora * Palić lake * Ponjavica * Sićevačka Gorge * Stara Planina * Tikvara * Stara Tisa * Zlatibor
Zlatibor

Landscapes of outstanding features

* Avala
Avala
* Đetinja Gorge * Gradac Gorge * Kamena Gora * Kosmaj
Kosmaj
* Ćelije hydroacumulation * Mali Rzav Springs * Miruša Waterfalls * Ovčar-Kablar Gorge * River Pčinja Valley * Radan * Lepterija - Soko Grad * Ras - * Sopoćani * Subotička Peščara * Veliko Ratno Ostrvo * Vlasina * Vršac Mountains * Zaovine

Natural monuments (selection)

* Đavolja Varoš * Marble cave * Resavska cave * Rugova Canyon
Rugova Canyon
* Šalinac Grove * Vlasina Lake

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Prehistoric cave sites, rock shelters and cave paintings

* Paleoanthropological sites * Cave
Cave
paintings * Caves containing pictograms

EUROPE

ARMENIA

* Areni-1

AUSTRIA

* Drachenhöhle
Drachenhöhle
* Gudenus * Lurgrotte * Salzofen * Tischofer

BELGIUM

* Awirs * Belle-Roche * Claminforge * Goyet * Naulette * Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes * Ramioul * Scladina * Spy * Trou de l’Abîme

BOSNIA

* Badanj * Ledenjača

BULGARIA

* Bacho Kiro * Devetashka * Magura * Kozarnika
Kozarnika

CROATIA

* Grapčeva * Krapina * Vela Spila * Vindija

CYPRUS

* Aetokremnos
Aetokremnos

CZECH REPUBLIC

* Amatérská * Býčí skála * Koněprusy * Kůlna * Mladeč * Šipka
Šipka

FINLAND

* Wolf

FRANCE Vézère Valley World Heritage Site Bara Bahau Bernifal Cap Blanc Castel Merle Abri Castanet Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
Abri Audi Abri Chadourne Les Combarelles
Les Combarelles
Cro-Magnon Font-de-Gaume Laugerie-Basse Laugerie-Haute La Micoque La Mouthe Pataud Abri du Poisson Lascaux
Lascaux
La Madeleine Rouffignac Other World Heritage Sites Chauvet Other caves with decoration Arcy-sur-Cure Gargas Cosquer Cussac Fontéchevade
Fontéchevade
La Chaire a Calvin La Marche Lombrives
Lombrives
Marsoulas Le Mas-d\'Azil Mayrières supérieure Niaux Pair-non-Pair Pech Merle Roc-aux-Sorciers Renne Trois Frères Villars Other caves Arago Aurignac Azé Balauzière Bonne-Femme Bouillon Bruniquel Calès Cauna La Chapelle-aux-Saints Combe Grenal La Ferrassie Fées Fontbrégoua Lazaret Le Moustier
Le Moustier
Noisetier La Quina
La Quina
Raymonden Le Regourdou Rochereil Vallonnet

GERMANY Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura
Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura
World Heritage Site Geisenklösterle
Geisenklösterle
Hohle Fels
Hohle Fels
Hohlenstein-Stadel
Hohlenstein-Stadel
Sirgenstein Vogelherd Other caves Baumann\'s Brillenhöhle Kleine Feldhofer Lichtenstein Ofnet

GIBRALTAR

* Devil\'s Tower * Gorham\'s * Vanguard

GREECE

* Alepotrypa * Eileithyia * Franchthi * Kleidi * Megalakkos * Petralona * Stravomyti * Theopetra

HUNGARY

* Baradla * Szelim

ITALY

* Addaura * Arene Candide * Cavallo * Deer Cave (Otranto) * Felci * Paglicci * Romito * Villabruna

JERSEY

* St Brelade

LUXEMBOURG

* Loschbur

MALTA

* Għar Dalam
Għar Dalam

MACEDONIA

* Cocev Kamen

NORWAY

* Svarthola

POLAND

* Paradise

PORTUGAL

* Escoural * Lagar Velho * Pala Pinta

ROMANIA

* Coliboaia * Cuciulat * Muierilor * Oase

RUSSIA

* Akhshtyrskaya * Chertovy Vorota * Denisova * Ignatievka * Kapova * Mezmaiskaya * Okladnikov

SERBIA

* Hadži-Prodan\'s * Risovača * Mala Balanica

SLOVAKIA

* Čertova pec
Čertova pec
* Domica * Jasovská

SLOVENIA

* Betal * Divje Babe * Pekel * Potok

SPAIN Cave of Altamira
Cave of Altamira
and Paleolithic Cave
Cave
Art of Northern Spain World Heritage Site Altamira Caves in Cantabria Chufín Covalanas La Garma Hornos de la Peña Monte Castillo El Castillo Las Chimeneas Las Monedas La Pasiega El Pendo Tito Bustillo Altxerri Santimamiñe
Santimamiñe
Rock art of the Iberian Mediterranean Basin
Rock art of the Iberian Mediterranean Basin
World Heritage Site Araña Roca dels Moros Other World Heritage Sites Atapuerca Siega Verde
Siega Verde
Other caves with decoration Bacinete Barranc del Migdia Las Caldas Los Casares los Murciélagos Nerja Niño Ojo Guareña
Ojo Guareña
Peñas de Cabrera
Peñas de Cabrera
la Pileta Praileaitz Sidrón Other caves Armintxe Axlor dels Bous Don Gaspar Guanches El Mirón del Valle

SWITZERLAND

* Wildkirchli

UNITED KINGDOM

* Aveline\'s Hole * Bontnewydd * Cathole * Coygan * Creswell Crags * Gough\'s * Heathery Burn * High Pasture * Kendrick\'s * Kents * Long Hole * Oldbury * Portbraddon * Red Lady of Paviland
Red Lady of Paviland
* Sand * Thor\'s

ASIA

AFGHANISTAN

* Darra-e Kur

ARMENIA

* Areni-1

AZERBAIJAN

* Allar * Azokh * Buzeyir * Damjili * Tağlar * Zar

CAMBODIA

* Laang Spean

CHINA

* Fuyan * Luobi * Tianyuan * Xianren * Yuchanyan * Zhoukoudian * Zengpiyan * Zhiren

EAST TIMOR

* Lene Hara

GEORGIA

* Satsurblia

INDIA

* Belum * Bhimbetka * Edakkal * Gudiyam * Pahargarh

INDONESIA

* Harimaru
Harimaru
* Liang Bua * Pettakere

IRAN

* Bisitun * Darband * Do-Ashkaft * Eshkaft-e Siahoo * Huto and Kamarband * Qaleh Bozi * Warwasi
Warwasi
* Wezmeh
Wezmeh
* Yafteh
Yafteh

IRAQ

* Hazar Merd * Shanidar

ISRAEL

* HaYonim * Kebara * Manot * Nahal Me\'arot * Nahal Hemar * Nahal Oren * Qesem * Skhul * Tabun * Zuttiyeh

JAPAN

* Minatogawa * Pinza-Abu * Shiraho Saonetabaru * Yamashita

JORDAN

* Iraq
Iraq
ed-Dubb

LAOS

* Tham An Mah
Tham An Mah
* Tam Pa Ling

LEBANON

* Antelias * Jeita * Kaukaba
Kaukaba
* Ksar Akil * Ras Baalbek I * Ras El Kelb * Nachcharini

MALAYSIA

* Niah

MONGOLIA

* Khoit Tsenkher

MYANMAR

* Padah-Lin

PAKISTAN

* Sanghao

PALESTINE

* Shuqba

PHILIPPINES

* Callao * Kalanay * Minori * Lapuz Lapuz * Tabon

SRI LANKA

* Batadombalena
Batadombalena
* Belilena * Fa Hien * Hunugalagala

THAILAND

* Spirit * Tham Lod

TURKMENISTAN Dzhebel

TURKEY

* Belbaşı * Karain

UZBEKISTAN

* Obi-Rakhmat * Teshik-Tash

VIETNAM

* Con Moong * Nguom

AFRICA

ALGERIA

* Gueldaman

BOTSWANA

* Tsodilo
Tsodilo

CAMEROON

* Shum Laka

DR CONGO

* Matupi

EGYPT

* Beasts * Swimmers

KENYA

* Enkapune Ya Muto 1 * Njoro River

LESOTHO

* Liphofung

LIBYA

* Haua Fteah
Haua Fteah
* Uan Muhuggiag

MOROCCO

* Hercules * Ifri Oudadane * Jebel Irhoud * Taforalt

MOZAMBIQUE

* Ngalue

NAMIBIA

* Apollo 11 * The White Lady
The White Lady

NIGERIA

* Rop

SOMALILAND

* Laas Geel
Laas Geel
* Dhambalin

SOUTH AFRICA Cradle of Humankind, World Heritage Site Cooper\'s Drimolen
Drimolen
Gladysvale Gondolin Haasgat Kromdraai Makapansgat Malapa Motsetsi Plovers Lake
Plovers Lake
Rising Star Sterkfontein
Sterkfontein
Swartkrans Other caves Blombos Border Boomplaas Byneskranskop Cango Diepkloof Elands Bay Howieson\'s Poort Klasies River Melkhoutboom Nelson Bay Pinnacle Point Sibudu Wonderwerk

TANZANIA

* Kondoa Irangi * Mumba

UGANDA

* Nyero

ZAMBIA

* Kalemba * Mumbwa

NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

ARGENTINA

* Las Manos

ARUBA

* Quadiriki

BELIZE

* Actun Tunichil Muknal * Barton Creek * Midnight Terror

BRAZIL

* Maquiné * Pedra Pintada * Peruaçu * Rei do Mato * Toca da Tira Peia
Toca da Tira Peia

CANADA

* Bluefish * Charlie Lake

CHILE

* Fell * Milodón

COLOMBIA

* El Abra
El Abra
* Chiribiquete * Piedras del Tunjo * Sáchica * Tequendama
Tequendama
* Tibitó
Tibitó

CUBA

* Ambrosio * Calero * Centella * Cura * Patana * Pluma * Punta del Este

CURAçAO

* Hato

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

* Pomier

JAMAICA

* Long Mile

MEXICO

* Chan Hol * Coxcatlan * Dzibilchaltún * Las Flechas * Frightful * Guilá Naquitz * Oxtotitlán
Oxtotitlán
* Sac Actun

PERU

* Chivateros * Guitarrero * Pikimachay * Qillqatani
Qillqatani
* Toquepala * T\'uqu T\'uquyuq

SURINAME

* Werehpai

UNITED STATES

* Arnold Research * Baker * Bonfire * Bull Thistle * Burnet * Cherry Creek * Colorado Millennial * Danger * Daugherty\'s * Durango * Dust * Dutchess Quarry * Fort Rock * Franktown * Gatecliff * Graham * Hidden * Hidden Valley * Hogup * Humboldt * La Grange * Last Supper * Levi * LoDaisKa * Lovelock * Mammoth * Mantle\'s * Marmes * Meadowcroft * Modoc * Mummy * On Your Knees * Paisley * Pendejo * Pictograph * Rockhouse Cliffs * Russell * Sandia * Shoup * Sisyphus * Stanfield-Worley * Tomaquag * Trail Creek * Trinchera * Ventana * Wilson Butte

OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA

* Abrakurrie * Acheron * Ballawinne * Beeton Shelter * Beginner\'s Luck * Blanche * Bradshaws * Cliefden * Bone * Cave Bay * Cloggs * Devil\'s Lair * Eagles Reach * Fossil
Fossil
* Gabarnmung
Gabarnmung
* Jenolan * Koongine * Koonalda * Kutikina * Mackintosh 90/1 * Mammoth * Mannalargenna * Mudgegonga * Murrawijinie * Naracoorte * New Guinea II * Nunamira * ORS 7 * Tarragal * Wargata Mina * Warratyi
Warratyi
* Warreen * Wellington

GUAM

* Gadao\'s * Mahlac * Talagi

HAWAII

* Makauwahi

NEW CALEDONIA

* Pindai

NEW ZEALAND

* Moncks * Ruakuri

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

* Chugai\'

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

* Kilu

SAMOA

* Falemauga

TUVALU

* Nanumanga

* Cave
Cave
* List of caves * Cave painting * Speleology

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