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Excavation

  • Petrova Niva Settlement
  • Sveshtari
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  • Bulgaria
  • Oblast Razgrad
  • Obshtina Isperih
  • Maluk Porovec

Summary (English)

  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATIONS IN SBORYANOVO (Elena Pencheva – e_pencheva@mail.bg, Mariya Nikolaeva) The explorations were concentrated in Sector A in the central part of the settlement. The surrounding wall of the yard, which measured 0.0684 ha and was explored during the preceding archaeological seasons, was traced out. The wall was c. 1.50 m wide and was built in rubble masonry with a bonding medium of clay. The numerous millstones reused in the structure of the wall were an interesting feature. The explorations of the semi-dug sunken-floored house situated approximately in the center of the yard continued. The dug-out part of the house had an area of c. 9 sq. m and was filled with earth and charcoal, covered by debris (stones and clay) from the collapsed upper structure of the house. The northern and the southern walls of the dug-out part of the house were faced with stones. The upper part was supported by two pilasters in the northern part and one pilaster in the southern part of the house. There was an oven situated at the eastern end of the northern wall. The oven was constructed of stones bonded with clay and was 60 cm wide, 1 m long and 50 cm high. A millstone was discovered in front of the oven. The floor of the house was of trampled clay covered with wooden planks. There were two pits in the floor, dug each inside the other. The larger pit was plastered with clay. Carbonized grain was found inside the pit. The pits were covered with wooden lids and probably were used as silos. The house was burned.

  • Elena Pencheva - Department of Archaeology, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski 
  • Mariya Nikolaeva - Museum of History – Isperih 

Director

  • Elena Pencheva - Department of Archaeology, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
  • Mariya Nikolaeva - Museum of History – Isperih

Team

Research Body

  • Museum of History - Isperih
  • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

Funding Body

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