Radovanu Project

The chalcolithic settlement of Radovanu-La Muscalu (4800-4600 cal. BC) in southern Romania has been researched by the archaeologist Eugen Comșa for over 30 years, between 1960 and 1990, with impressive results. The main settlement is marked by a short occupation of the Vidra phase and four evolving stages of the Spanțov phase of the Boian culture (5200-4550 cal. BC). The excavation of this settlement yielded rich archaeological material comprising pottery, figurines, miniaturist models of dwellings, flint, bone and antler tools and jewellery mostly still unpublished and now studied by Dr Ştefan Cristian Eduard. The aim of this collaborative project between the CCA-BW and the Institute of Archaeology of the Romanian Academy Romania is to explore different aspects concerning pottery making traditions at Radovanu, through a combination of macroscopic and archaeometric analyses.

Publications regardings this project:

Submissions and in prep

Koutouvaki, E., Amicone, S., Kristew, A., Ștefan, C. E., Berthold C. (ready to submit). Shared traditions and shard conservatism: Pottery making at the Chalcolithic site of Radovanu (Romania).


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