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Скифский курган №7 у с. Пуркарь на Нижнем Днестре С. М. Агульников, С. С. Попович, С. В. Церна, Д. А. Топал

Purcari 2013

Abstract. A Scythian Barrow 7 near Purcari in the Lower Dniester Barrow 7 near Purcari was excavated in 2011. Three graves were investigated, one of them belonging to a medieval nomad, the other two graves are of Scythian origin. The main burial contained skeleton of a 30—35 years old male, extended on the back, with the head to the west. In the south-western part of burial chamber a Heraclea amphora with 2 iron spearheads and 2 javelins were placed. The attribution of the amphora is determined by a stamp of Eurydamos belonging to the so-called Early manufacturing group (5th c. — 90s of 4th c. BC). An Attic black-glazed saltcellar with concave walls was located near the right shoulder.. An iron sword akinakes decorated in Animal Style was placed across the hips with the hilt at the leſt hand. The pommel extends on each side into two semi-abstract bird heads. Analogies for this akinakes are spread over a vast big territory from lower Danube to Southern Ural within a chronological span of 450—350 BC. A pair of anatomically shaped bronze greaves (cnemidae) were found on the legs. On the chest of the deceased, several fragments of iron plates were identifi ed, which could represent the remains of a fl at body armor made of leather covered with iron plates. Also, the burial yielded ca. 110 bronze arrowheads concentrated in diff erent locations. So, the preliminary chronological analysis of the grave goods shows that the most convenient chronological framework of this grave is the late 5th c. BC.

Descarcă articolul: Agulnicov et al. 2013

Tumulul 8 de la Cimișlia. Considerații preliminare Sergiu Popovici, Ion Ciobanu, Serghei Agulnikov, Ion Noroc

Agulnicov, Ciobanu 2016

Abstract. This paper presents the preliminary data on rescue archaeological research of the tumulus No. 8 near Cimişlia (Republic of Moldova) in 2015. The tumulus had a diameter of 36 m and height of 0,8 m. In the mound ten graves, two agglomerations of bones and pottery, a religious complex, a circular moat and a circular stone platform were identified. According to the stratigraphy, the construction of the initial mound, ditch and the cult complex (consisting of six buried vertical logs) were connected with the grave 3 of late Eneolithic time. The next chronological horizon is represented by the graves of Zhivotilovka-Volchansk type (No. 2 and 8). In addition, there were excavated two graves of Yamnaya culture, one grave of Katacomb culture, two Sarmatian and one of the late Medieval nomad.

Descarcă articolul: Popovici, Ciobanu, Agulnicov, Noroc 2016

Un mormânt sarmatic descoperit la Fîrlădeni (r-nul Căușeni) Sergiu Popovici, Eugen Mistreanu, Ion Noroc

Popovici, Mistreanu, Noroc 2015

Abstract. The article analyzes an inhumation grave accidentally discovered on the territory of Fîrladeni village, Causeni district. Buried child of 8-9 years, was laid in a stretched position on his back, oriented to the north. Paleoanthropological analysis of the bone material revealed traces of intentional cranial deformation. The tomb inventory is represented by a ceramic pot, several beads, a bronze earring, a fragment of a bronze plaque. According to analog inhumation graves, this burial dates from the first half of the II-nd century A.D., which corresponds to the middle
period of Sarmatian culture.

Descarcă articolul: Popovici, Mistreanu, Noroc 2015

Tumulul scitic nr. 7 de la Crihana Veche-La Pietricei Ion Ciobanu, Denis Topal, Serghei Agulnikov, Sergiu Popovici

Abstract. In the fall of 2014, archaeological expedition organized by Institute of Cultural Heritage and National Archaeological Agency investigated the territory of Crihana Veche commune in Cahul district. As a result were excavated Crihana Veche-În Baltă settlement (late antiquity) and Scythian burial mound nr. 7 (La Pietricei burial ground). Barrow no. 7 contained at least two graves and various objects, e.g. remains of funeral feast: accumulations of animal bones, amphorae fragments and stones, as well as a ditch in the form of a circle divided by two bridges. Secondary burial (no. 1) of a child of 7-8 years old was accompanied by a hand-made pot. In the main burial (no. 2) were found disturbed remains of a man older than 60 years with a various grave goods, preserved partly due to a grave robbery. Among the findings were: more than 60 bronze arrowheads, the fragment of a bronze kyathos, two silver plaques of Thracian origin, the details of the bone comb and composite spindle. From weaponry complex remained fragments of iron warrior belt and unique bone handle (incrusted with silver) of a single-bladed sword. Besides human remains, in the grave were found bones of a horse and nearly complete skeleton of a hare. Under the burial mound was discovered very rich amphorae material (over 500 pieces), which, without any exception, could be attributed to the production of Thasos. Moreover, 5 handles of amphorae have stamps belonged to Pylades and Lysikles manufacturers of late 360s — mid. 350s BC. The aristocratic character of the main burial of the barrow no. 7 from Crihana Veche, Thracian weaponry and jewelry (of Northern Balkan group), its chronology suggest that the buried warrior could be a participant in the events of the conflict between Scythians, Triballi and their subsequent reconciliation.

Descarcă articolul: Ceban, Topal, Agulnicov, Popovici 2015

Un nou sit arheologic din perioada târzie a epocii bronzului descoperit la Novosiolovca (r-nul Taraclia) Serghei Agulnikov, Sergiu Popovici

Agulnicov, Popovici 2015

Abstract. In December 2013, a group of researchers of the National Archaeological Agency explored a partially disturbed during construction archaeological object from Novoselovca, Taraclia district. The discovered bellshaped pit with a diameter of 1,7 m and 1,5 m depth yielded an archaeological complex of the Late Bronze Age. The complex contained fragments of pottery, stone tools, and animal bones. All objects and bone remains were covered with grinding stones. Pottery and individual findings are characteristic of ceramic complex of the culture Belozerka dated back to XII-XI centuries BC. The archaeozoological complex from the pit 1 represents a deliberately laid horse bones under the grinding stones. The reported 5 individuals of domestic horse represent a specific breed characterized by medium-thin limbs. In addition, there are small amounts of big and small cattle bones.

Descarcă articolul: Agulnicov, Popovici 2015

Vestigii scitice, găsite în raionul Cahul TVR Moldova, 8 august 2016

Crihana Veche tumul scitic

Vestigii scitice, găsite în raionul Cahul.

Posted by TVR Moldova on 8 August 2016

În căutarea “piramidelor” la Crihana Veche Prime, 26 iulie 2015

Crihana Veche T12

Mai în glumă, mai în serios, dar în sudul Moldovei au fost descoperite nişte movile funerare, ce datează de mii de ani.

În această săptămână, o echipă Prime a participat la săpăturile arheologice, pentru a afla de la specialişti mai multe despre civizaţiile care au populat pământurile noastre cu mii de ani în urmă.

Arheologii au început săpăturile în zorii zilei şi lucrează fără pauză. Şi tot aşa de aproape două săptămâni. Nu e timp de odihnă chiar şi pe soarele arzător, spun ei, mai ales că patrimoniul arheologic al comunei Crihana Veche, din raionul Cahul, cuprinde 14 situri şi zeci de movile funerare, ce urmează să fie explorate. Acolo unde specialiştii nu pot ajunge cu mâinile, în ajutor le vine tehnica modernă.

Sudul ţării este caracterizat printr-o densitate mai mică a populaţiei, iar datorită acestui fapt, cred arheologii, şi movilele de acum mii de ani au rămas practic intacte până în zilele noastre.

Săpăturile se fac cu multă migală şi precizie, căci niciodată nu se ştie peste ce vestigii vor da căutătorii de istorie. Ritualurile de înmormântare a strămoşilor noştri sunt încă o necunoscută pentru arheologi şi antropologi.

Cot la cot cu cercetătorii, muncesc şi câţiva studenţi de la facultatea de Istorie şi Arheologie, de la Universitatea de Stat din Cahul. Pe o zăpuşeală de peste 30 de grade, aceştia sapă toată ziulica, în speranţă ca vor găsi comorile trecutului.