Pavel Mirea

Pavel Mirea
Muzeul Judetean Teleorman/ Teleorman County Museum · Archaeology

PhD

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Cercetările arheologice în așezarea de tip tell de la Vitănești „Măgurice” au început în anul 1993, fiind subsumate unui obiectiv general care vizează cunoașterea principalelor caracteristici ale locuirii neo-neolitice din zona Teleormanului. Campaniile desfășurate între anii 2009-2019 au urmărit mai multe obiective. Primul dintre ele a vizat final...
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The exploitation of animal resources in an economic system, to process artifacts, has the same sequence of phases: acquisition; transformation; use; and abandonment. This operation involves the implementation of a sequence of actions, first to extract the raw material and then to the manufacture of products obtained from it, and finally their use....
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Portable X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (pXRF) was used to reveal the chemical signatures of 60 obsidian artefacts from two Early Neolithic sites in the Muntenia region of southern Romania-Uliești in Dâmbovița County and Măgura-Buduiasca in Teleorman County. The results show that the Starčevo-Criș communities at both sites used obsidian that origi...
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Macroscopic characteristics, such as hardness, relatively easy workability, transparency, translucency, and shiny black colour of the Carpathian 1 (C1) type obsidian, which is one significant variety of the Carpathian obsidians made, it highly valuable in the Prehistoric times. It was transported several hundreds of kilometres away from the geologi...
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This paper focuses on the identification of changes in the processing of osseous materials in the southeast European Neolithic, beginning with three types of production by manufacture wear technique typical for the region: bipartition by abrasion, segmentation with fibre and perforation by wear technique. The processing of osseous materials is stro...
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The goal of the present paper is to make known an extremely interesting archaeological assemblage of the Vădastra culture, discovered during archaeological research carried out at Măgura ‘Buduiasca’ settlement. The methodology used aimed to identify the operational schemes used for the manufacture of different typological categories, and to find in...
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This article presents a new Eneolithic grave discovered at Orbeasca de Sus (Orbeasca commune, Teleorman County). The conditions of discovery, the inventory, the absolute and relative dating elements, and the results of the anthropological analyses are described. Moreover, the situation of the grave is correlated with the general context of the Neo-...
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Măgura 'Buduiasca' (‘Boldul lui Moș Ivănuș’) settlement has an important place among the Prehistoric settlements from the Balkans. It is characterised by continuous habitation from the Early Neolithic through to the Early Chalcolithic allowing an understanding of the development of utilitarian objects and personal adornments in respect of the raw m...
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Farming was first introduced to southeastern Europe in the mid-7th millennium BCE - brought by migrants from Anatolia who settled in the region before spreading throughout Europe. However, the dynamics of the interaction between the first farmers and the indigenous hunter-gatherers remain poorly understood because of the near absence of ancient DNA...
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The first Neolithic inhabitants (Starčevo-Criş I) at Măgura ‘Buduiasca’ (‘Boldul lui Moş Ivănuş’) settled on the ‘Bold’. Habitation extended to the entire ‘Buduiasca’ area in a later stages of the early Neolithic (Starčevo-Criş III), and continued during the middle Neolithic (Dudeşti and Vădastra). The Dudeşti phase is a representative archaeologic...
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This paper focuses on Neolithic and Chalcolithic stone tools found at the Măgura ‘Buduiasca’ and Vităneşti ‘Măgurice’ sites in southern Romania, which might been involved in the chaîne opératoire of ceramic pottery production. To better understand how ceramic objects were made during this period, it is important to know what tools were available. R...
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The production of ceramic pottery involves numerous steps, each of which requires different tools. Many studies focus on pottery, sometimes as tools from a functional point of view, sometimes as cultural markers used to date sites, and sometimes from the point of view of the raw material of which they are composed. The steps involved in pottery pro...
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Description of archaeological sites All Romanian sites analysed in this study are open-air sites, all of them corresponding to dwelling sites, except Cernavodă that is also associated with a necropolis (all references can be found in SI-Table 1). During the Mesolithic, the dog (Canis familiaris), is the only domesticated species, whereas the Neolit...
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The production of ceramic pottery involves numerous steps, each of which requires different tools. Many studies focus on pottery, sometimes as tools from a functional point of view, sometimes as cultural markers used to date sites, and sometimes from the point of view of the raw material of which they are composed. The steps involved in pottery pro...
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Current evidence suggests that pigs were first domesticated in Eastern Anatolia during the ninth millennium cal BC before dispersing into Europe with Early Neolithic farmers from the beginning of the seventh millennium. Recent ancient DNA (aDNA) research also indicates the incorporation of Euro-pean wild boar into domestic stock during the Neolithi...
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The aim of this study is to highlight the inventiveness of Starčevo-Criş I culture Prehistoric communities that allowed them, through a multitude of processing methods on Ovis aries/ Capra hircus bones, to create the same typological categories. The chosen example is all the more interesting when we analyze the constraints imposed by this raw mater...
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In this poster we will try to provide an integrated image on the ways the Eneolithic communities from the tell of Vitănești (Gumelnita culture, phase B1) exploited the animal environment to obtain artifacts and on the way these objects are reintegrated in the cycle, this time as means to exploit the environment
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Stable isotope analyses were conducted on faunal remains from the site of Măgura-Boldul lui Moş Ivănuş with the objective of characterizing the environments and seasonality of husbandry in the earliest Neolithic (Gura Baciului-Cârcea/Starčevo-Criş I) of southern Romania. Results from bone collagen analysis indicate extensive herding strategies for...
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The tell-settlement at Vităneşti ‘Măgurice’ is located in the Teleorman Valley, about 7 km northeast of Alexandria town. Research started here in 1993. The main objectives are the uncovering of the last habitation level belonging to the Gumelniţa B1 phase and the excavation of a stratigraphical control surface. The stratigraphy of the site has been...
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This article presents a silver hoard belonging to the Geto-Dacian epoch, fortuitously discovered between 2005-2006 in Magura village, Teleorman County, Southern Romania. It comprises three coins, Roman denarius and an object of adornment (a multispiral ring). The coins could be dated from 148 to 106 BC. The hoard belongs to a series which is very w...
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This study presents recent data regarding the presence of the Vădastra culture east of the Olt, in an area where few discoveries of this kind were known. The researches carried out on the Telorman Valley, at Măgura Buduiasca, were first taken into account. As a result of the archaeological excavations that were accomplished between 2001 and 2005, a...
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The Măgura ’Buduiasca’ site, discovered in 2001, is situated on the lower terrace of Teleorman River, in the South-East side of Măgura commune (Teleorman County). In 2004 campaign a pit (complex 36) was discovered in which were deposited as offerings three animals: two domestic cattle (an adult and a calf) and a bird (a goose). The complex is dated...
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The site of Măgura-Buduiasca on the left bank of the River Teleorman in southern Romania is composed of pit complexes dating to the Early and Middle Neolithic Period (Starčevo-Criş, Dudeşti and Vădastra cultures, the 6th millennium BC). An integrated archaeological and palaeo-environmental study was carried out. Local soils are Mollisols formed in...
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This article presents the recent archaeological researches in Teleorman Valley, focused on the Early Neolithic habitation. For first time in Muntenia the recent researches have attested traces of a habitation belonging to the Early Neolithic. Chronologically these discoveries are synchronous with discoveries from the West side of the Olt Valley fro...

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This zoomorphic figurine - a lion - alabaster made, is a fortuitous find on a chalcolithic tell settlement (Gumelnita, ca. 4000 BC) in Teleorman county, southern Romania. This is a quite unusual representation for this period.

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