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This is a case for needles, unusually large in size. It was used in the Stone Age as a container for storing and preserving small and fragile items. The case was discovered by the famous researcher Ilie Borziac in 1996 during archaeological excavations at a multi-layered Upper Paleolithic site in the village of Cosauți, Soroca district. The artifact was found at a depth of 9.7-9.85 m in a loess-like occupation layer, among the remains of a seasonal deer hunter camp (in the so-called occupation layer 5). The occupation layer was dated by radiocarbon method to 18140 ± 180. The object is 17.6 cm long and 1.5 cm in diameter. It was made of a thin-walled tubular bone, probably of a large bird (eagle, bustard or gull). The ends of the object were cut across. A round hole 5 mm in diameter with carefully polished edges was made at one of the ends.

The entire surface of the product is polished to a shine. It is ornamented with notches. The notches are applied rhythmically around the entire perimeter. They, without a doubt, indicate that the work was made by human hands. The length of the notches is 3-3.5 mm. They are located transversely, grouped in three rows. The number of notches in the rows is 8/8, 16/10, 14/7, with an average distance between notches of 4 mm.

The researchers who addressed the issue of the functionality of this rare archaeological piece, put forward several hypotheses. One of them is that the artifact probably had a multifunctional practical utility. According to one hypothesis, the presence of a hole at one end of the object indicates that it is a flute. This opinion was called into question due to the identification of only one obvious hole on the surface of the artifact. Most likely, the presence of the hole indicates that a thread was passed through it to hang the case with needles in order to protect and secure it. On the other hand, the relatively large size of this object also allows it to be used as a coupling. According to another version, this kind of vestiges could be used by hunters to remove skins from hunted animals, as a tube for pumping air under the skin of small animals in the process of skinning them. This not only greatly facilitated the removal of the skin, but also kept the subcutaneous fat intact.

Specimens of equally large sizes, similar to the one found at the ford on the Dniester, made of tubular bone with cut off epiphyses, were discovered at several Neolithic sites in Yakutia. Here they were used as needle cases. Some of them were found with needles inside, which confirmed their practical functionality.

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Journals

  1. Anuarul Muzeului National de Istorie a Moldovei I, Chișinău, 1992, 303 p.
    Price: 4 lei
  2. Tyragetia Anuar III, Chișinău, 1996, 297 p.
    Price: 4 lei
  3. Tyragetia Anuar IV-V, Chișinău – Tyragetia, 1996, 340 p.
    Price: 5 lei
  4. Tyragetia Anuar VI-VII, Editura “Tyragetia”, 1998, 455 p.
    Price: 8 lei
  5. Revista arheologică, 1998, nr. 2, Chișinău, 200 p.
    Price: 21,24 lei
  6. Tyragetia Anuar VIII, Universitas-Tyragetia, Chișinău, 1999, 256 p.
    Price: 10 lei
  7. Tyragetia Anuar IX, Chișinău-Tyragetia, 2000, 392 p.
    Price: 15 lei
  8. Tyragetia Anuar X, Chișinău-Tyragetia, 2001, 314 p.
    Price: 25 lei
  9. Revista Labirint, 2001, nr. 2, Chișinău
    Price: 25 lei
  10. Tyragetia Anuar XI, Editura Chișinău-Tyragetia, 2002, 434 p.
    Price: 30 lei
  11. Tyragetia Anuar XII, Chisinau-Tyragetia, 2003, 372 p.
    Price: 30 lei
  12. Tyragetia. Anuar XIII, Chisinau-Tyragetia, 2004, 303 p.
    Price: 45 lei
  13. Tyragetia. Anuar XIV, Revista de arheologie, istorie și culturologie, Chișinău-Tyragetia, 2005, 363 p.
    Price: 50 lei
  14. Tyragetia. Anuar XV, Chișinău-Tyragetia, 2006, 556 p.
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  15. Tyragetia. Serie noua, vol. I (XVI), nr. 1, Arheologie Istorie Antica, Chișinău, 2007, 403 p.
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  16. Tyragetia. Serie noua, vol. I (XVI), nr. 2, Istorie Muzeologie, Chișinău, 2007,
    367 p.
    Price: 70 lei
  17. Tyragetia. Serie nouă, vol. II (XVII), nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică, Chișinău, 2008, 411 p.
    Price: 125 lei
  18. Tyragetia. Serie nouă, vol. II (XVII), nr. 2. Istorie. Muzeologie, Chișinău, 2008,
    379 p.
    Price: 125 lei
  19. Tyragetia. Serie nouă, vol. III (XVIII), nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică , Chișinău, 2009, 398 p.
    Price: 140 lei
  20. Tyragetia. Serie nouă, vol. III (XVIII), nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie, Chișinău, 2009, 378 p.
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  21. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. IV [XIX], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică Chișinău, 2010, 314 p.
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  22. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. IV [XIX], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie Chișinău, 2010, 334 p.
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  23. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. VI [XXI], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie Chișinău, 2012, 424 p.
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  24. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. VII [XXII], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie Chișinău, 2013, 434 p.
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  25. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. VIII [XXIII], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică Chișinău, 2014, 396 p.
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  26. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. VIII [XXIII], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie Chișinău, 2014, 400 p.
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  27. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. IX [XXIV], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică, Chișinău, 2015.
    Price: 180 lei
  28. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. IX [XXIV], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie, Chișinău, 2015.
    Price: 180 lei
  29. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. X [XXV], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică, Chișinău, 2016.
    Price: 180 lei
  30. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. X [XXV], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie,Chișinău, 2016.
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  31. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. XI [XXVI], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică, Chișinău, 2017.
    Price: 180 lei
  32. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. XI [XXVI], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie, Chișinău, 2017.
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  33. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. XII [XXVII], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică, Chișinău, 2018.
    Price: 220 lei
  34. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. XII [XXVII], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie, Chișinău, 2018.
    Price: 220 lei
  35. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. XIII [XXVIII], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică, Chișinău, 2019.
    Price: 230 lei
  36. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. XIII [XXVIII], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie, Chișinău, 2019.
    Price: 230 lei
  37. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. XIV [XXIX], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică, Chișinău, 2020.
    Price: 250 lei
  38. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. XIV [XXVIX], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie, Chișinău, 2020.
    Price: 250 lei
  39. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. XV [XXX], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică, Chișinău, 2021.
    Price: 300 lei
  40. Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. XV [XXVX], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie,Chișinău, 2021.
    Price: 300 lei

 

Books

  1. В. Дергачев, Металлические изделия к проблеме генезиса культур раннего гольштата карпато-данубио-нордпонтийского региона. Кишинев, 1977 г. 104 с.
    Price: 2,66 lei
  2. Archeologiceskie issledovanija molodych ucenych Moldavii, Chișinau, „Ştiinta”, 1990, 176 p.
    Price: 6 lei
  3. Tezaure monetare din muzeele orașului Chișinău, sec. XVI-XVIII, Chișinău, 1994, 130 p.+36 ilustrații.
    Price: 4 lei
  4. Golitzeva N. V., Kašuba M. T., Mnogoslojnyj pamjatnik Srednego Podnestrovija, Tiraspol, 1995, 273 p.
    Price: 18 lei
  5. N. Chetraru, N. Serova, Necropola aristocrației scitice Dubăsari (sec. V-IV î.e.n.), Editura Tyragetia, Chișinău, 2001, 76 p.
    Price: 20,03 lei
  6. N. Chetraru, I. Rafalovici, Comoara pârcalabului Gangur, Chișinău-Tyragetia, 2002,119 p.
    Price: 10 lei
  7. M. Danilov, A. Gritco, L. Malahov, Cartea româneasca în colectiile Muzeului National de Istorie a Moldovei. Catalog. Chișinău-Tyragetia, 2002, 225 p.
    Price: 35 lei
  8. Paul Gore. Omul si opera, Chișinău-Tyragetia, 2003, 256 p.
    Price: 39,70 lei
  9. N. Chetraru, A. Moraru, N. Raileanu, Nicolae Morosan - drama unui savant, Chișinău-Tyragetia, 2003, 260 p.
    Price: 36,70 lei
  10. Interferențe cultural-cronologice în spațiul nord-pontic, Chișinău, 2003, 388 p.
    Price: 43,57 lei
  11. Cercetari arheologice în Republica Moldova (2000-2003), volumul I, Chișinău-Tyragetia, 2004, 132 p.
    Price: 25 lei
  12. Studii de muzeologie și muzeografie, vol. I, Tyragetia, Chișinău, 2004, 528 p.
    Price: 62,20 lei
  13. Н.А. Кетрару, Очерки истории археологии Молдовы. Кишинев, 2005 г. 88 с.
    Price: 25 lei
  14. Nicolae Chetraru, Nicolae Raileanu, Baronul Alexandru Stuart, Tyragetia, Chișinău, 2006, 112 p.
    Price: 21,45 lei
  15. Ana GritcoPopas în timp. Catalog de carte postala ilustrata, Editura Bons Offices, Chisinau, 2006, 320 p.
    Price: 80 lei
  16. Maria Danilov, Cenzura sinodala și cartea religioasa în Basarabia. 1812-1918 (între tradiție și politica țaristă), Biblioteca „Tyragetia” XIII, Chișinău, 2007, 264 p.
    Price: 50 lei
  17. Natalia Mateevici, Amforele grecești în mediul barbar din nord-vestul Pontului Euxin în sec. VI – începutul sec. II a. Chr., Biblioteca „Tyragetia” XIV, Chisinau, 2007, 284 p.
    Price: 50 lei
  18. Studii de muzeologie (1), Biblioteca „Tyragetia” XVI,  Chișinău, Bons Offices, 2008, 194 p.
    Price: 70 lei
  19. Andrei Nicic, Interferente cultural-cronologice în nord-vestul Pontului Euxin la finele mil. II – începutul mil. I a. Chr., Biblioteca „Tyragetia” XV, Chișinău, 2008, 282 p.
    Price: 90 lei
  20. Ploșnița Elena, Concepte muzeografice cu profil de istorie: retrospectivă și perspectivă, Biblioteca „Tyragetia” XVII, Chișinău, Bons Offices, 2008, 248 p.
    Price: 70 lei
  21. Ion Niculiță, Aurel Zanoci, Teodor Arnaut, Habitatul din mileniul I a. Chr. în regiunea Nistrului Mijlociu (siturile din zona Saharna), Biblioteca „Tyragetia” XVIII, Chișinău, Bons Offices, 2008, 408 p.
    Price: 180 lei
  22. Sava E.; Kaiser E., Поселение с «зольниками» у села Одая-Мичурин, Республика Молдова: (археологические и естественнонаучные исследования) / Die Siedlung mit „Aschehügeln" beim Dorf Odaia-Miciurin, Republik Moldova. Archäologische und naturwissenschaftliche Untersuchungen, Ch: Bons Offices, 2011, 532 p.
    Price: 180 lei
  23. Ploşniţa E.; Ursu M., Enciclopedia muzeologiei din Republica Moldova, Ch: Bons Offices, 2011, 308 p.
    Price: 130 lei
  24. I. Tentiuc, Contribuții la istoria și arheologia spațiului pruto-nistrean, Chișinău, 2012, 288 p.
    Price: 110 lei 
  25. Studii de muzeologie (2), Biblioteca „Tyragetia" XXIII, Chișinău, 2013, 228 p.
    Price: 100 lei
  26. A. Boldureanu, Moneda otomană în Moldova în perioada 1512-1603, Biblioteca „Tyragetia" XXIV, Chișinău, 2013.
    Price: 90 lei
  27. I. Niculiță, A. Nicic, Așezarea și necropola din prima epocă a fierului Saharna-Ţiglău, Biblioteca „Tyragetia" XXV, Chișinău, 2014.
    Price: 180 lei
  28. E. Sava, Așezări din perioada târzie a epocii bronzului în spațiul pruto-nistrean (Noua-Sabatinovka), Biblioteca „Tyragetia" XXVI, Chișinău, 2014.
    Price: 200 lei
  29. Ana Grițco, Carol Schmidt. Întoarcere în timp, Chișinău, Bons Offices, 2014, 160 p.
    Price: 65 lei
  30. Ploșnița E., Muzeul și publicul: istorie și realități, Chișinău:Bons Offices, 2015, 215 p.
    Price: 80 lei
  31. Mensch, Kultur und Gesellschaft von der Kupferzeit bis zur frühen Eisenzeit im Nördlichen Eurasien (Beiträge zu Ehren zum 60. Geburtstag von Eugen Sava). Chișinău: Bons Offices 2016, 348 p.
    Price: 450 lei
  32. Е. Сава, С. Агульников, И. Манзура, Исследования курганов в Буджакской степи (1980-1985 гг.). Biblioteca „Tyragetia" XXX, Chişinău, 2019, 368 p.
    Price: 200 lei
  33. S. Ţerna, M. Vasilache, Figurinele antropomorfe din etapa Cucuteni A din interfluviul pruto-nistrean (în baza colecţiilor Muzeului Naţional de Istorie a Moldovei) / Anthropomorphic figurines from Cucuteni A stage from the Prut-Dniester interfluve (the collections of the National Museum of History of Moldova). Biblioteca „Tyragetia" XXXI, Chişinău, 2019, 263 p.
    Price: 250 lei
  34. Tudor Soroceanu, Eugen Sava, Die Metallgefässe zwischen Karpaten und Westaltai während der Bronze-und Früheisenzeit. Band I / Металлические сосуды между Карпатами и западным Алтаем в эпоху бронзы и раннего железного века. Том I, „Tyragetia International" II, Chișinău: Bons Offices 2020, 569 p.
    Price: 1220 lei
  35. Tudor Soroceanu, Eugen Sava, Die Metallgefässe zwischen Karpaten und Westaltai während der Bronze-und Früheisenzeit. Band II / Металлические сосуды между Карпатами и западным Алтаем в эпоху бронзы и раннего железного века. Том II, „Tyragetia International" II, Chișinău: Bons Offices 2020, 309 p.
    Price: 820 lei
  36. Elena Ploșnița, Muzeu. Muzeificarea patrimoniului cultural imobil. Biblioteca „Tyragetia" XXXIV, Chișinău, 2021.
    Price: 200 lei
  37. Denis Topal, Akinakes in the west of Scythian world, Biblioteca „Tyragetia" XXXV, Chișinău, 2021.
    Price: 350 lei
  38. Elena Arcuș-Jantovan, Moneda și circulația monetară în Principatul Moldovei (1711-1859), Biblioteca „Tyragetia” XXXVI, Chișinău, 2022
    Price: 300 lei

 

Albums

  1. A. Chiroșca, Icoane mariale din patrimoniul Muzeului Național de Istorie a Moldovei (secolele XVII-XX), Seria „Albume" II, Chișinău, 2014.
    Price: 300 lei
  2. Ana Niculiţă, Piese de giuvaiergerie antică din colecţiile Muzeului Naţional de Istorie a Moldovei (Catalog), Seria „Albume" III, Chişinău, 2018. 296 p.
    Price: 300 lei
  3. Aurelia Corneţchi, The epic of a railroad: Bender (Tighina) – Galaţi, Seria „Albume” IV, Chișinău, 2021, 144 p.
    Price: 400 lei

 

Guides

  1. National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova, Chisinau, 2009
    Price: 5 MDL

 

Leaflets

  1. Antique treasure from Olănești, 1990.
    Price: 0,15 MDL
  2. Diorama  of the Iasi-Chisinau Operation, National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova, 2009
    Price: 2 MDL
  3. Building of the National Museum of History of Moldova (in Romanian, English, and Russian), Chisinau, 2012.
    Price: 10 MDL
  4. National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova, 2009
    Price: 5 MDL
  5. Monument „Wolf with Romulus and Remus" in Chișinău, 2013
    Price: 10 MDL


 

Postcards

  1. Set of 16 illustrated postcards with the representations of the most valuable exhibit items
    Price: 20 MDL
  2. Set of 16 illustrated postcards “Adornments: Echoes through Millennia”, National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova, 2009
    Price: 20 MDL
  3. Set of 16 illustrated postcards “Writing Tools from the Collections of the National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova”, 2009
    Price: 20 MDL

 

Copies of exhibits


  1. Female anthropomorphic figurine of the Cucuteni-Tripolye culture (5th - 4th millennia BC) discovered at Gura Cainarului, Floresti District.
    Price: 25 MDL
  2. Zoomorphic vessel (2nd century AD)
    Price: 35 MDL
  3. Miniature painted plate, Cucuteni-Tripolie Culture (5th - 3rd millennia BC), with magnet
    Price: 20 MDL 
  4. Bronze rider from the 10th-11th centuries, discovered at the medieval site from Hansca
    Price: 10 MDL
  5. Zoomorphic plate of a Scythian harness piece from the 6th century, discovered at Răscăieții Noi
    Price: 10 MDL


 

Souvenirs


  1. Sticker „She wolf with Romulus and Remus"
    Price: 10 MDL



 

 


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#Exhibit of the Month

This is a case for needles, unusually large in size. It was used in the Stone Age as a container for storing and preserving small and fragile items. The case was discovered by the famous researcher Ilie Borziac in 1996 during archaeological excavations at a multi-layered Upper Paleolithic site in the village of Cosauți, Soroca district...

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The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most significant museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific reputation.
©2006-2022 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
Secretariat: +373 (22) 24-43-25
Department of Public Relations and Museum Education: +373 (22) 24-04-26
Fax: +373 (22) 24-43-69
E-mail: office@nationalmuseum.md
Technical Support: info@nationalmuseum.md
Web site administration and maintenance: Andrei EMILCIUC

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The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most significant museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific reputation.
©2006-2022 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
Secretariat: +373 (22) 24-43-25
Department of Public Relations and Museum Education: +373 (22) 24-04-26
Fax: +373 (22) 24-43-69
E-mail: office@nationalmuseum.md
Technical Support: info@nationalmuseum.md
Web site administration and maintenance: Andrei EMILCIUC