The site name comes from Karavankina brachiopod genus named after the Karavanks Mountain Range, which got its name from Celtic tribes that once inhabited the area, and was perhaps derived from the word »karv« meaning »deer«.
You can browse the fossils by clicking/tapping each kingdom/class which leads you to the thumbnail galleries. Once there, the fossils can be filtered by their age and/or site and/or type material. Clicking/tapping individual thumbnail takes you to the selected fossil-image with basic data. The majority of images were taken with Canon EOS 20D by Silvo Kokalj of the Upper Sava Museum Jesenice and further processed in Photoshop CS6 by myself. Please note that the majority of specimen determination on generic level has been done by me = a non-specialist (albeit with a strong bias towards gastropods) in any group, hence should be taken with caution. This site would have been impossible without thorough support and great help of the museum-director Irena Lačen Benedičič. However, late Jože Bedič is the major contributor to this website. All the fossils were collected and prepared by him, unless otherwise stated. I was his apprentice on numerous field trips.