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The Cultural Relations of the Late Bronze Age Communities of the Carpathian-Dniester Region (according to the data of the analysis of metal pieces)

Author: Eugen Uşurelu
Degree:doctor of history
Speciality: 07.00.06 - Archaeology
Scientific adviser: Valentin Dergaciov
doctor habilitat, associate professor (docent), Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova
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The thesis was presented on the 6 October, 2006
Approved by NCAA on the 21 December, 2006


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CZU 903.05 (478) „637” (043.2)

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cultural relations, Late Bronze Age, Sabatinovka-Coslogeni-Noua cultural site, cultural genetic centre, metallurgical zone, metallurgical centre, typological series, metal complexes, absolute and relative chronology, Carpatian-Danubian region, Carpatian-Dniester region


The thesis is devoted to researching the problems of the cultural-chronological correlation of the metal sets of the Noua, the Sabatinovka and the Coslogeni cultures, as well as the Early Hallstatt Communities of the Carpathian-Dniester Region and the Middle-Danube and the Northern Black Sea metalworking centers. The analysis of the metal pieces and the comparison of the received results with the new cultural-chronological data revealed two main stages in the interrelations of the Noua, the Sabatinovka and the Coslogeni cultures. On the first stage (the end of the XVI - the beginning of centuries B.C.), the early Sabatinovka pulses (Golourov-Lobojkovka), which conditioned the formation of the Noua and the Coslogeni cultures and the specific features of their metal working industry on the early stage (Rădeni-Deleni and the Odăile Podari subgroups) were the determinant ones. In the results of these processes the Eastern Carpathian region and the Lower Danube zone came under the influence of the Derbeden-Lobojkovka metal working zone of the post-Sejma period. At the second stage (XV-XIII centuries B.C.), the metalworking industries of the Noua culture (the East-Carpathian subgroups Hristici-Băleni, Râşeşti-Lozova, Ilişeni-Mândreşti and the deposits of the Uriu-Domăneşti series of the Southeastern part of Transylvania), Sabatinovka (casting form sub-groups Novokievka-Krasnyj Majak and the deposits of Dobjanka-Nikopol) and Coslogeni (the deposits of the Drajna de Jos-Oinac, Nicolae Bălcescu-Gura Dobrogei series and the Pobit Kamyk-Dicevo group) join the single Râşeşti- Krasnyj Majak- Dicevo metalworking zone. In the post Sabatinovka-Coslogeni-Noua period the Northern Pontic and the early Hallstatt types of the bronze pieces become common in the steppe and the forest-steppe zones of the Carpathian-Dniester region. At this stage (the XII-X centuries B.C.) the decay of the metal working industry is observed in the both regions. There are no local types of the bronze pieces in the forest-steppe zone and those, which are known, belong to the types, which are common in the early Hallstatt sites of the Middle Danube zone and Transylvania. The dominance of the western influences, revealed in the wide introduction of certain Early Hallstatt types in the workshops of the Northern and, in particular, the Northwestern Black Sea littoral, singles out in the relations between the Early Hallstatt and the Northern Pontic cultures. The elements of the eastern origin in the area of the Early Hallstatt cultures are represented by the Belozerka types of metal pieces, which are spread in the form of the imported pieces, concentrated in the forest- steppe part of the Dniester-Pruth Interfluves.