Cult practices play a key role in day-to-day life. We present here pits not containing burials discovered within the area of the Eneolithic necropolis of the Kozareva Mogila settlement mound. In this paper we discuss two of them. They belong to the Late Eneolithic and the Kodjadermen–Gumelniţa–Karanovo VI culture. This is the time when the practice of burials in necropolises became widespread in the Eastern Balkans. These pits have similar characteristics that distinguish them from other assemblages in the necropolis. They have identical sizes and shapes: an oval horizontal section and a bell-shaped vertical section. The filler of both features contains pieces of burnt daubs, small pieces of charcoal, and ceramic fragments. Several pots were completely or almost competely reconstructed, including large storage vessels or pithoi. The presence of “buried” pithoi and debris from buildings raises certain questions concerning the practices carried out in the necropolises, as well as their symbolic meaning. They indicate that the necropolises probably had a great sacral importance for the communities under exploration, going beyond the common understanding of them as mere burial grounds.
To explain the practice of depositing of such objects we point to parallels from ethnological descriptions of other communities from historical times, taking in consideration all the uncertainties coming from such comparisons.