The Early Iron Age came after the turbulent period and migrations that started at the end of the Late Bronze Age, when iron came into the everyday use. Introduction of new technology at the beginning of the last millenium BC the most probably did not endangered the indigenous population, so that there could be presumed a certain cultural continuity that lasted until the beginning of the La Tène period. From the end of IX century BC there can be noticed a forming process of different ethnic groups that marked the protohistorical period on the central Balkans, whose names remained recorded in historical sources. Developed social stratification and a rise of tribal aristocracy is illustrated by necropolis from Atenica, where were two mounds of large dimensions with stone structures furnished with numerous, luxurious and imported objects that points that this region was widely open to the Greek world during the VI and V century BC. Having these facts in mind, it is not surprising that Atenica takes the central place in praehistorical display, depicting very rich grave offerings made of gold, silver and amber, together with the wagon remains that had a certain role in a unique funerary ritual.