Archaeological research at the site Doclea was carried out between 28 May and 22 June 2018. It was continued with the excavation of the 12 / IX room (dimension 14,6 × 6 m) located east of the temple complex, which was started by research two years earlier.
The age of the room is determined by the large number of discovered money that is clearly housed in late antiquity in the first half of the 4th century. The assumptions regarding its use are connected with the workshop in which the glass products were made / sold.
The late antique phase of life in this area corresponds to the tiled under the uncovered in the northeast corner of the room, the foundation of the glass furnace in the southeast corner, as well as the mortar surface, or the remains of the former mortar floor that were discovered in some parts of the room.
This year’s campaign ended with the exploration of its late antique horizon. The research involved the excavation of the dark-brown layer, which is led under the number 10 053. Findings of money in it are very numerous and vary in dating between the 1st and 4th centuries. This layer represents the leveling of the terrain that followed immediately before building the workshop. Construction times also belong to several creak or areas where the mortar was mixed as well as the larger pit (SJ 10 055) in which the lime was extinguished. Another stratigraphic entity discovered in this room represents a larger 2m pit waste pit, where a large amount of kitchen utensils and animal bones were thrown. In the greater part of the room it reached the Roman layer from the 2nd century, whose future excavations show the relationship with the late antique horizon.
Of the other movable findings from room 12 / IX, besides the mentioned money, silver ring, bronze whole fibula, bone needles and stylus should be extracted.
In addition to the room 12/13, the research of the western part of the room 13 / IX (dimension 11 × 8m) was started, which is located immediately east. The surface layers were removed in the entire surface of the room, with a layer of ruined roof and a large entrance (width 2, 90m) from the main city street cardo maximus. The room on the west side was divided into two chambers. In the southern section, a floor was discovered under which a mosaic of open dimensions of 3,30 × 1,50m was incorporated. The mosaic is decorated in the spirit of late antiquity, divided by geometric motifs and fields and braids in colors of black, white, red, pink, green. Findings discovered directly on the floor testify that this room was also used in the first half of the 4th century.
In the northern chamber was also discovered under which was made in mixed technique using plaster and bricks. However, the floor is broken in the southern part and destroyed by the burial of the SJ 10063 layer. In this layer, a stretcher of 91 coins was discovered in a forging show from Constantine I to Valentine II. In addition to Roman money, the pantry contained a smaller number of finds of iron and bronze, among which a knife of larger dimensions, parts of locks and links and parts of jewelry were pointed out.
The is no summary for this season.