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Publications Journal „Tyragetia"   vol. II [XVII], nr. 1

Considerations regarding the Getian necropolis from Danceni
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Considerations regarding the Getian necropolis from Danceni

Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. II [XVII], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică

In specialized and historical literature an opinion took root that the Getian tribes of the eastern Carpathian region particularly those who inhabited the wooded region of Modlova in the 6th -4th centuries B.C. practiced biritualism (inhumation and cremation) in their burial rite.

A strong argument in favor of these opinions is the Danceni multi-layer burial ground. According to them, the Danceni horizon dates back to the 1st millennium B.C. It contains those Scythian-Thracian complexes where biritualism was practiced. Some researches use these complexes in order to argue the Thraco-Getian continuity in the region; others use them to show symbiosis of traditions in the formation of a new archaeological culture in the region, i.e. the Getian culture.

The detailed comparison information on the burial ground and its materials available from publications and re- ports on excavations allowed to single out among “the early Getian” finds of the Danceni burial ground, two hori- zons occurring at different times and ethno-different: Scythian with inhumation of the middle Scythian culture, and typically Getian with cremation which dates back to the end of 5th – beginning of 4th centuries B.C.



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