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Multidisciplinary research dedicated to the Late Bronze age from the space between the Carpathians and Prut (Romania) Vasile Diaconu, Alexandru Gafincu

Diaconu, Gafincu 2018

The current tendencies in the archaeological research involve a muldisciplinary approach on the old human communities, so that one can understand different socio-economic patterns, behavior or relationships (beyond the study of artifacts). The environmental conditions influenced each human civilization, just as any community has had a certain impact on the hinterland in which it lived. The understanding of this connection is absolutely necessary in order to apprehend, as accurately as possible the cultural features of some prehistoric population, who lived in a certain geographic area, in a well-defined chronological sequence.

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The late bronze age settlement from Oglinzi-Fața Slatinei (Neamț County, România) and several observations regarding the control of the salt resources Vasile Diaconu, Gheorghe Dumitroaia

Diaconu, Dumitroaia 2016

Rezumat. În acest articol sunt supuse atenţiei câteva materiale arheologice din aşezarea specifică bronzului târziu de la Oglinzi-Faţa Slatinei (judeţul Neamţ). În vecinătatea acestui sit se găsesc câteva izvoare de apă sărată, iar autorii discută despre posibilitatea existenţei unei legături între aşezarea de la Oglinzi şi exploatarea acestei resurse. Din cadrul acestui sit au fost recuperate mai multe fragmente ceramice, unelte de piatră, obiecte din os şi corn precum şi câteva piese de lut. Descoperirile de la Oglinzi-Faţa Slatinei, în special ceramica, oferă anumite repere care pot indica o anumită specializare a comunităţii care a locuit în acest punct.

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Obiecte legate de activitatea metalurgică din așezarea specifică bronzului târziu de la Gârbovăț (jud. Galați) Vasile Diaconu, Daniela Alecsa

Diaconu, Alecsa 2016

Abstract. The question of metallurgy in the Late Bronze Age in the eastern area beyond the Carpathians has not been studied in depth in regards to metal objects. Little is known about the artifacts used in the metallurgical process and for this reason the authors of this article have republished information about some of these objects. Many of the categories of objects of the Noua culture in Gârbovăț (Galați county) have been analysed yet some of them have only recently been found. These include a clay nozzle from a bellows (tuyere), spoons which were probably used in the moulding process, a crucible, several moulds made of stone and clay, along with several stone grinders. The fact that these objects were recovered during older fieldwork and that the archaeological context in which they were found is not known limit the conclusions which can be drawn concerning specialized workshops for producing bronze items. 

Simboluri sociale în epoca bronzului. Sceptre de corn și os Vasile Diaconu

Diaconu 2014

Abstract. The present study discusses the antler and bone scepters specific for the Romanian Bronze Age. This type of objects have been found since the Neolithic period, they are frequently encountered during the Bronze Age and rarely discovered in the first period of the Iron Age. The majority of the pieces are made of antler and only a couple of them are made of bone. Some of the pieces, beautifully decorated have a central perforation in order to fix it in a wooden handle. Concerning the archaeological context of the findings, the majority of the objects were discovered inside the settlements and only one piece is part of the inventory of a tomb. The antler and bone scepters have been discovered in different archaeological cultures since the Early Bronze Age, but the majority of the pieces are attributed to the Middle Bronze Age (the Monteoru, Wietenberg, Costişa, Otomani, Verbicioara cultures). For the Late Bronze Age we only know one item. The signification of such items is primarily related to the social symbolism, but they can also be interpreted as cult objects in the case of their utilization during religious rituals.

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Arheologia Preventivă în Republica Moldova, vol. I, nr. 1-2, 2014 Recenzie semnată de Vasile Diaconu

Diaconu 2015

Volumul I al revistei Arheologia Preventivă din Republica Moldova reunește un număr de 18 rapoarte arheologice, ordonate cronologic în funcție de vechimea siturilor, începând din eneoliticul timpuriu și până în perioada modernă. În strânsă legătură cu lucrările de infrastructură executate în ultimii ani pe teritoriul Republicii Moldova, siturile investigate se concentrează în special în zona centrală și de nord-est a țării. Dincolo de faptul că introduce în circuitul științific cele mai noi descoperiri arheologice, revista Arheologia Preventivă din Republica Moldova poate fi considerată și o publicație deschizătoare de drumuri, în sensul că poate constitui un model pentru alte apariții editoriale periodice, care să reunească doar rezultatele săpăturilor preventive, din ce în ce mai frecvente.

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Un grup de morminte din epoca bronzului descoperit la Roman-Arhiepiscopie. Abordări pluridisciplinare Vasile Diaconu, George Dan Hânceanu, Angela Simalcsik, Mihaela Danu

Diaconu et al. 2016

Abstract. The present study describes several burial complexes, dated in the Bronze Age, as they were recently discovered in Roman (Neamţ County, Romania). Four tombs represent inhumation rites, and two of them are possible cenotaphs, that were identified during the research of a medieval necropolis (dated during the XV-XVII centuries). The archaeological inventory consists mainly of pottery (whole or fragmented vessels), with features of different neighboring cultural environments. Considering the geographic area within which the tombs were discovered‚ we presume they represent burial complexes of a Monteoru culture community, which also sustained contacts with representatives of Komarov culture.

Butonii de os şi corn descoperiţi în mediul culturii Noua Vasile Diaconu, Mariana Sîrbu

Diaconu, Sirbu 2014

Abstract. The authors of this paper analyzed bone and antler buttons found in the territory of the Noua culture (the Late Bronze Age). Twelve finds are known; most objects are scattered in the area between the Prut and the Eastern Carpathians. From a technological standpoint, these artifacts are mostly made of bone with only one piece being made of antler. As well, almost all the items are decorated with meanders, circles and rays, which are solar symbols. Such items appear during the Bronze Age over a vast geographical area, and one of the common elements is the spiral-meander pattern. Bone and antler buttons found within the territory of Noua culture are rooted in the Monteoru culture. Regarding the context discovery, most of the buttons were found in settlements, except a single button, which was found among the grave goods of a burial. In terms of function, three possible uses can be identified: as amulets, as accessories for clothing, and as accessories for harnesses. The ornaments on these objects, which are also found on other types of items that are specific to the Late Bronze Age (e.g. – bridle cheek pieces, axe-scepters, dagger handles, spindle whorls), confirm the existence of a solar cult during the period in question.

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