Un nou sit de tip Basarabi. Raport preliminar asupra cercetărilor arheologice preventive la Tărtăria–Podu Tărtăriei vest (campania 2012)

Cercetări Arheologice 20, 2013, 9-102
https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.20.01



Un nou sit de tip Basarabi. Raport preliminar asupra cercetărilor arheologice preventive la Tărtăria–Podu Tărtăriei vest (campania 2012)


Authors: Corina Borș, Luciana Irimuș, Vlad Rumega, Sebastian Dobrotă, Cătălin Rișcuță

Keywords: middle Hallstatt period; bronze hoards; collective grave; Basarabi type pottery

Abstract:

The preventive archaeological research campaign 2012 on the site Tărtăria-Podu Tărtăriei vest was occasioned by the construction of the A 1 motorway. The site was identified following the survey made in 2011 by an archaeological team from the National History Museum of Romania, although there were a series of earlier information concerning the archaeological potential of this area but near to DN7 route and the railway Arad-Alba Iulia. The site is located about 0.3km south of DN 7 IE 68 road, north to Tărtăria village, on a plateau situated on the upper left terrace of the Mureş valley. The preventive archaeological investigations took place in spring and summer 2012 (March-July) and led to the discovery of very consistent archaeological vestiges. Throughout an open area archaeological excavation it was fully investigated an area of about 2ha, where 269 archaeological complexes (mostly from the middle Hallstatt period – the Basarabi ceramic style) were investigated. There have been excavated a variety of archaeological remains, e.g. (possible) semi-sunken dwellings, offering pits (with pottery broken in situ), refuse and extraction pits, but also certain particular vestiges – two ditches marking the southern and eastern limits of the site, two bronze hoards (comprising 400 bronze and iron objects, dated to the Ha C 1 period – the Bâlvăneşti-Vinţ series, 81 h c. BC) and a collective grave. Also, there was uncovered a large quantity of pottery of Basarabi type, as well as a great number of metal objects (weapons, tools and adornments of bronze and iron). Considering all the data recorded and the preliminary analysis of the very rich archaeological finds from Tărtăria-Podu Tărtăriei vest, this is a very important site from the middle Hallstatt period.

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How to cite: Corina Borș, Luciana Irimuș, Vlad Rumega, Sebastian Dobrotă, Cătălin Rișcuță, Un nou sit de tip Basarabi. Raport preliminar asupra cercetărilor arheologice preventive la Tărtăria–Podu Tărtăriei vest (campania 2012), Cercetări Arheologice, Vol. 20, pag. 9-102, 2013, doi: https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.20.01


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