Date(s) - 15.12.2017
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Romula – the Capital of Roman Province of Dacia Inferior (Malvensis)- research program. Potential, Problems, Perspectives
Friday 15 December 2017, 03:00pm – 05:00pm
Speaker: Assoc. prof. Mircea Negru
Archaeology Expert, Romanian Ministry of Culture
The archaeological research indicates Romula as the biggest urban and economic center of Roman Province of Dacia Inferior (Malvensis). Placed at 7 km north to Caracal City, on the high terrace of Olt River, the Roman city had an area of over 304 hectares and around 6000 inhabitants.
Between 1968-2013, in the northern industrial sector, there were identified a number of eight groups of pottery workshops, which imposed this site as a reference one for the pottery production in Roman Dacia.
Since 2013, the archaeological research has started in the central area of the Roman city. A glass workshop and a building with hypocaust (heating system) were discovered In 2015 and 2017, respectively.
The archaeological heritage of this site need a complex investigation of archaeological structures and materials, their interactions, and with the enviroment where they were and still are in. In this regard, an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together experts and methods specific to Geoarchaeology, Bioarchaeology, Archaeometry and other areas or advanced research fields, is required.
Location Sala de conferinţe a Platformei de Cercetare in Biologie si Ecologie Sistemică, Spl. Independenței 91-95, Bucuresti