Raluca KOGALNICEANU1 / Alexandru MORINTZ2
(1Giurgiu County Museum, Romania / 2“V. Parvan” Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest, Romania)
Outline: The posters intend to present the attempt, now at a smaller scale, to record all the lithic finds in a 3D manner
The site of Iepuresti (44º15’59” N and 25º51’52” E), located in Southern Romania, represents the settlement place for communities from the Chalcolithic (Gumelnita culture) and Bronze Age Periods (Glina culture). The excavation process is still in its early years: only three campaigns have taken place so far. During the last campaign (2009), an attempt has been made to realize the 3D model of the site and of the excavation, and to record all the flint pieces from Section 3 (4 x 4 m) in a 3D manner, attributing to them a number and x, y, and z coordinates. The 3D model was realized using a total station and a CAD type software.
There were more than 200 flint pieces discovered in 2003. Almost 200 of them came from Section 3, while the rest of them were found in the area of the previously excavated sections. Some of them were the result of chance finding. The aim of our attempt to place in a 3D environment the flint pieces discovered in Section 3 was to see if any special groupings could be detected, per layer, and to be able to manipulate easier almost 200 finds, according to their particular features.
The purpose of this poster is to present a method of approach for numerous small size findings with its results at small scale. As some of the attempts gave interesting results while others proved to give us nothing so far, we will also underline the methodological conclusions that were drawn from these early attempts.
Keywords: Romania, Chalcolithic, Bronze Age, lithics, 3D