Alexandra Bivolaru

Alexandra Bivolaru
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia | UNIVE · Department of Humanities

PhD in Archaeology
Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship - WATERSCAPES project

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Introduction
Alexandra Bivolaru currently works at Ca'Foscari University on the MSCA PF project WATERSCAPES - Human-Environment interactions in and around Venice Lagoon: micro-ecologies and geoarchaeological narratives from Roman Period to Middle Ages. Alexandra does research in Geoarchaeology.

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Noviodunum was the headquarters of the Roman Imperial fleet Classis Flavia Moesica from the 1st c. AD. Its importance as a river port is shown by its description in various ancient sources and itineraria. The settlement is located on a limestone promontory on the right bank of the River Danube (Romania). Its location is highly strategic, as it is t...
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The fluvial harbour of Aquileia (Italy), one of the most important Roman trading centres in the Mediterranean, was abandoned after the city's destruction in 452 AD. The deserted harbour evolved into a swamp surrounded by a floodplain that has recorded the anthropogenic, environmental and climatic pressures that have occurred during the last 1500 ye...
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Istros, founded during the 7th century BCE, is one of the oldest Greek colonies on the shores of the Black Sea. On the southern margin of the Danube delta, what was an ancient maritime city is now a landlocked archaeological site. Even though archaeological investigations have continued since 1914, the location of the harbour(s) remains unknown. Ef...
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Istros, founded during the 7th century BCE, is one of the oldest Greek colonies on the shores of the Black Sea. On the southern margin of the Danube delta, what was an ancient maritime city is now a landlocked archaeological site. Even though archaeological investigations have continued since 1914, the location of the harbour(s) remains unknown. Ef...
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The article offers the extensive primary research data of the assemblage from 2017 archaeological campaign, comprising 19 pieces. The typological categories are : adornments-accessories (bone hair pins – 2 ; decorated red deer plate – 1) ; hafts (bone haft – 1), blanks (red deer blank – 1) and debris (12). The local processing of osseous materials...
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In Northern Dobrogea, north of the Dunavăţ promontory, the Roman fortress of Halmyris was founded in the late 1st century AD on a Getic settlement dating to the middle of the 1st millennium BC, probably associated with a Greek emporium of the Classical and Hellenistic periods. At the time of the foundation of Halmyris, the Danube delta had already...
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In Northern Dobrogea, north of the Dunavăţ promontory, the Roman fortress of Halmyris was founded in the late 1st century on a Getae settlement dated back the middle of the 1st millennium BC. 8000 years ago, the area of the later Danube delta was a vast open marine bay. Since the end of the post-glacial marine transgression, the Danube delta has pr...
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River deltas began forming around 7000 years BP because of the stabilization of mean sea level and high sedimentary inputs at base-level. The natural variety of wetland environments on clastic coasts, in particular deltas, explains in major part the important disparities in harbour contexts. These different geomorphological contexts led to specific...
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132 pottery fragments, discovered in the first two years of archaeological research in the Acropolis Centre-South Sector (excavation coordinated by a team from the University of Bucharest), at Histria are published in this paper. This pottery lot contains ten forms with 18 types of kitchen ware. This category of artefacts offers important informati...
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The 75 amphora fragments presented in this paper are part of a lot made up of 315 fragments discovered in 2014 at Histria, in the sector conventionally named Acropolis Centre-South (AcropolǍ Centru-Sud). The ceramic material is divided in 11 types of amphora and three types of amphora lids. The total pottery lot numbers 12, 044 fragments divided as...

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