Lepenski Vir stands out upon the map of prehistoric Europe: for its methodically planned architecture and for its diverse sculptures. In the latter, the site has suddenly assumed an importance for which the epithet 'unique' might be acceptable. 'Lepenski Vir art' enters the world's art-history substantially in its own right and without convincing parentage.
The sculptures fall into three groups: strongly marked representations of human heads occasionally with somewhat fish-like features but little or no indication of the body; seemingly non-representation arabesques or abstracts; and aniconic or semi-iconic forms, describable sometimes as 'omphaloi'. All types are apparently contemporary, and here radiocarbon comes to our aid with a date-bracket of some six centuries, approximately 5350-4700BC (uncorrected dates), through it is clear that the Lepenski Vir cultures as a whole go back appreciably further.
Adopted from: " New Discovery at Lepenski Vir" by Dragoslav Srejovich.