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  • Situl arheologic de la Petreştii de Jos - Cheile Turzii - ,,Peştera Ungurească, Peştera Binder"
  • Petreştii de Jos



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      MIBAC (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per i Beni Archeologici),

      ICCD (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) and

      AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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    Summary (English)

    • The new archaeological research at Cheile Turzii in 2004-2005 focused on the following aims: investigation of the Cooper Age levels and interdisciplinary research with Prof. Dr. Paolo Biagi from Venice University, Paolo Biagi (Venice University, Dep. for Antiquity and Near East), Italy; Michaela Spataro (London Univ.), Lucreţia Gergari and Corina Ionescu Univ. of Cluj), Gherhard Trânca (Vienna); Daissa Beatrice Ciută (Alba Julia University). In “Peştera Ungurească’’ there are many disturbances at frontal profile, made over the time, by archaeologists and amateurs of antiquities. We cleaned a frontal and from east of profile to obtain enough samples for the analysis of the organic materials and dating, in order to start an interdisciplinary research (pale botanical analysis). Archaeologists and students conducted the excavations. We investigate workshop with kiln to process gold and cooper valuables. Most sherds date to the cooper age (98%). We made a statistical analysis regarding the composition and technical analysis of the pottery. We also discovered a small number of tools (made of stone, flint, copper etc.), mainly in the workshop. Our research brings into discussion a large number of jewels, made of stone, shell and gold. Most of them are beads, but there are also five golden thin plates. We presume that the gold was obtained from Arieş River, which is close to Cheile Turzii, from Băişoara, Buru, Făgetul Ierii, Iara, Moldoveneşti, Someşul Rece, Surduc in the Cluj Country. We investigated Hăşdate rivulet and Arieş River and established what kind of raw materials the area offered for prehistorical communities.



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