Repertoriul peisajului funerar din zona confluenței Siretului cu Dunărea – studiu preliminar

Cercetări Arheologice 22, 2015, 189-270
https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.22.08



Repertoriul peisajului funerar din zona confluenței Siretului cu Dunărea – studiu preliminar


Authors: Ovidiu Țentea, Alexandru Rațiu

Keywords: necropolis; funerary landscape; tumuli; roman period; Moesia Inferior (Lower Moesia)

Abstract:

This study represents a summary of the funerary features identified in the confluence area of Siret and Danube rivers. The tumuli in question, representing the main subject of our presentation, were mapped on a relatively large area, both within the „Galati vallum” and its outer surroundings. Our initial research theme aimed the Roman necropolis from Barboși, which was a starting point for a wider analysis concerning the funerary landscape in the site’s vicinity. Our first contact with this area took place during the preventive archaeological excavation carried out in the eastern part of the Barboși necropolis, situated on Dunărea neighborhood, in the city of Galați. During 2008–2009 we undertook non-invasive field surveys and aerial photographs in the area, in the framework of the STRATEG research project. Upon analyzing this documentation and after corroborating the entire relevant information, we started to develop different scenarios for the complex distribution of the funerary features identified in the archaeological landscape of the named area. The aerial photographical campaign was doubled by a field walking campaign to identify and confirm the information. In addition, new features were identified, mainly through the discovery of ceramic material. The field walking campaigns continued during the years 2010 and 2012. This article aims to provide first a status of research to the topic; the final conclusions will follow after the completion of the analysis and mapping of the findings. Our discussion is based on an ample repertoire with correspondence to the maps illustrating this paper.

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How to cite: Ovidiu Țentea, Alexandru Rațiu, Repertoriul peisajului funerar din zona confluenței Siretului cu Dunărea – studiu preliminar, Cercetări Arheologice, Vol. 22, pag. 189-270, 2015, doi: https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.22.08


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