The exploitation of animal resources in Șoimuș-La Avicola (Ferma 2) settlement (Romania)

  • Monica Mărgărit Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania
  • Cristian Eduard Ștefan Vasile Pârvan” Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest
  • Valentin Dumitrașcu Vasile Pârvan” Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest
Keywords: Turdaș culture, raw materials, operational schemes, wear traces

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present an interesting archaeological assemblage discovered during archaeological research at the settlement of Șoimuș-La Avicola (Ferma 2) (Romania). So far, this is the only example of a Turdaș culture osseous assemblage published. It is numerically representative, with 901 pieces, of which 796 are bone, 94 antler, 8 tooth and 3 valve. Among the bone pieces, a high standardisation in the selection of blanks is noticeable, with Bos taurus ribs being prevalent. At the same time, the techniques and procedures vary only a little within the groups, which allows for the identification of typological series. The recovery of all the products and sub-products resulting from the operational sequences of raw material transformation and the analysis of the wear and technological traces led us to try to reconstruct a behavioural model of the ways raw material was acquired, processing techniques and activities developed with them, or in other words to outline the economic and cultural features of the Șoimuș-La Avicola (Ferma 2) community.

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Author Biographies

Monica Mărgărit, Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania

History Department

Lecturer

Cristian Eduard Ștefan, Vasile Pârvan” Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest

Archaeology Department

Researcher

Valentin Dumitrașcu, Vasile Pârvan” Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest

Archaeology Department

Researcher

Published
2016-12-30
Supporting Agencies
Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-0519
How to Cite
MărgăritM., ȘtefanC. E., & DumitrașcuV. (2016). The exploitation of animal resources in Șoimuș-La Avicola (Ferma 2) settlement (Romania). Documenta Praehistorica, 43, 363-398. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.43.18
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