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.

As we mentioned, near the four inhumation tombs there were also found two cenotaphs, each represented by a medium sized vessel, while one of these bore inside another ceramic container (a cup). Aiming to obtain further data regarding the burial ritual, several sediment samples were taken to be analyzed from an archaeobotanic perspective, for pollen and phytoliths. This type of analysis were also used in order to obtain data regarding the vegetal environment contemporary with the funerary context of that time. It was determined anthropologically that the skeletal remains come from four male individuals, of ages ranging from 20 to 50 years old. The traits of these individuals suggest a mixture of nordic and europoid elements. Only in one case we identified mongoloid elements. The archaeological materials discovered within this funerary areal point to dating it during a final stage of the Middle Bronze Age period or even the beginning of the following one.

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