A hoard of astragals discovered in the Copper Age settlement at Iepureşti, Giurgiu County, Romania

  • Raluca Kogălniceanu “Teohari Antonescu” County Museum, Giurgiu
  • Ana Ile “Princiary Court” Museum Complex, Târgovişte
  • Monica Mărgărit Valahia University, Târgovişte
  • Angela Simalcsik Centre of Anthropology, Romanian Academy – Iaşi branch
  • Valentin Dumitraşcu “Vasile Pârvan” Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest
Keywords: abraded and perforated astragals, Copper Age, Gumelnita settlement, spatial analysis, contextual analysis

Abstract

This article presents the discovery of 25 abraded and perforated ovicaprid astragals in a burned house at the Gumelnita Copper Age settlement at Iepuresti in Southern Romania. They were analysed in terms of their processing, of the taphonomic processes that affected them (burning), and of their spatial distribution. These astragals were also analysed in the wider context of more or less similar discoveries made mainly south and east of the Carpathian Mountains, in Romania, but also south of the Danube, in Bulgaria.

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Published
2014-12-30
How to Cite
Kogălniceanu, R., Ile, A., Mărgărit, M., Simalcsik, A., & Dumitraşcu, V. (2014). A hoard of astragals discovered in the Copper Age settlement at Iepureşti, Giurgiu County, Romania. Documenta Praehistorica, 41, 283-304. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.41.14
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