AUTHOR: Costel ILIE, Paul CIOBOTARU, Tudor MANDACHE
THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE NEGRILEȘTI, GALAȚI COUNTY. PREVENTIVE RESEARCH, 2018
Danubius, XXXVI, Galaţi, 2018, pp. 7-42.
The Negrilesti – „Schoolyard” site, situated at 15kms north of Tecuci, in the south-eastern region of Moldova, was investigated in 2018, in two important areas, C3 („Pine”) and B4-B5 („Kindergarten”).
The archaeological research conducted in the Summer of 2018 had as objectives the verification of the current condition of the site, the assessment of the degree to which the unauthorised interventions had affected the archaeological complexes and the archaeological prospecting of the area on which a kindergarten is due to be constructed.
In the C3 area („Pine”), three digging units were opened to assess the extent to which the site had been affected by natural and anthropic factors. In the three digging units, Cas.M/P/2018, Cas.1/P/2018 and Cas.2/P/2018, 40, dwelling complexes dating from the Early Neolithic, the Bronze Age, the fourth century AD and the eighth-tenth centuries AD, as well structures from more recent periods of time, were unearthed.
In the B4-B5 area („Kindergarten”), two verification surveys were conducted west of the school in Negrilesti and 10m south of the former boyar’s manor, respectively. The two areas, SG1 (27m/2m) and SG2 (10/4m), were located on the surface on which a kindergarten is due to be built. The two digging areas revealed tombs from the Late Medieval Age, traces of a Post-Roman Age dwelling and a Bronze Age dwelling with archaeological material belonging to Noua Culture.
Furthermore, 11 digging units were drawn, but due to lack of labour force, the works were stopped. Geophysical prospecting was also conducted on the southern side of the surface on which the kindergarten is due to be constructed.