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Objectives and deliverables

2011

Objectives

1. To formulate a theoretical framework for the concept of anthropology of salt
2. To build a new type of questionnaires adapted to problematic of salt mountains/cliffs exploitation

Deliverables

✓ Bibliographical database
✓ The website of the project

2012

Objectives

1. Elaborating the ethnoarchaeological database for Botoşani, Iaşi, Vaslui counties, completing it for Vrancea county (salt springs and salt mountains/cliffs)
2. Valorising the ancient, medieval, and modern literary sources regarding the exploitation and uses of natural salt water and rock salt (elaborating a database with the ancient, medieval, and modern sources concerning salt springs and rock salt)

Deliverables

✓ Database for Iasi, Vaslui, Botosani and Vrancea counties (100%)
✓ Field work in Iasi, Vaslui, Botosani and Vrancea counties (100%)
✓ Ethnographic inquries conducted in Iasi, Vaslui, Botosani and Vrancea counties (100%)
✓ Samples collected and analysed
✓ Database on salt springs with archaeological depositions in their vicinity
✓ Database on the GPS locations
✓ Specific maps for the study area

2013

Objectives

1. Elaborating the database regarding the salt springs and salt mountains/cliffs in Buzău and Prahova counties
2.Determining the non-industrial use sphere of the salt coming from salt springs and salt mountains/cliffs in the historical present (i.e. the last century)
3.Determining the distribution territories of non-industrially exploited salt springs and salt mountains/cliffs
4.Elaborating a database regarding the distribution of salt water, recrystallized salt, and rock salt
5.Critical application of the ethnographic analogy in explaining archaeological situations and phenomena (in the extra-Carpathian Romania).

Deliverables

✓ Database for Buzău (100%) and Prahova (45%) counties
✓ Field work in Buzău (100%) and Prahova (45%) counties
✓ Ethnographic inquries conducted in Buzău (100%) and Prahova (45%) counties
✓ Samples collected and analysed
✓ Database on salt springs with archaeological depositions in their vicinity
✓ Database on the GPS locations
✓ Specific maps for the study area
✓ Spatial models applicable to the specificities of the research
✓ Specific carthographic models
✓ The diachronic analysis of the relationships between constants and variables

2014

Objectives

1. Elaborating the database regarding salt springs and salt mountains/cliffs in Prahova, Dambovita and Arges counties
2.Modeling the distribution network of salt water (spatializing information concerning the distribution of salt coming from salt springs and salt mountains) for Prahova, Dambovita and Arges counties
3.Final synthesis of the project research results
5.Increasing the international visibility of the project

Deliverables

✓ Database for Prahova (55%) + Dambovita (100 % ) + Arges (100%) counties
✓ Field work in Prahova (55%), Dambovita (100%) and Arges (100%) counties
✓ Ethnographic inquries conducted in Prahova (55%), Dambovita (100%) and Arges (100%) counties
✓ Samples collected and analysed
✓ Database on salt springs with archaeological depositions in their vicinity
✓ Database on the GPS locations
✓ Specific maps for the study area
✓ Spatial models applicable to the specificities of the research
✓ Specific carthographic models
✓ The final synthesis on the basis of the multiple correlations between the obtained data sets (50%)
 

2015

Objectives

✓ Elaborating the database regarding salt springs and salt mountains/cliffs in Valcea County (100%)
✓ Elaborating the database regarding salt springs and salt mountains/cliffs in Gorj County (20%)
✓ Modeling the distribution network of salt water (spatializing information concerning the distribution of salt coming from salt springs and salt mountains) for Vâlcea County (100%)
✓ Modeling the distribution network of salt water (spatializing information concerning the distribution of salt coming from salt springs and salt mountains) for Gorj County (20%)

Associated activities
✓ Toponymic research
✓ Field work
✓ Ethnographic investigations
✓ Collecting and analysing samples of saline water from salt springs/mountains
✓ Sufrace archaeological research around the salt springs/mountains
✓ GPS localizations
✓ Charting the results obtained from GPS
✓ Employing the method of spatial analysis for the information regarding the salt springs/mountains
✓ Computer-assisted processing of the primary data from the spatial-analysis point of view
✓ Organising an international scientific meeting

2016

Objectives

✓ Elaborating the database regarding salt springs and salt mountains/cliffs in Gorj County (80%)
✓ Modeling the distribution network of salt water (spatializing information concerning the distribution of salt coming from salt springs and salt mountains) for Gorj County (80%)

Associated activities
✓ Toponymic research
✓ Field work
✓ Ethnographic investigations
✓ Collecting and analysing samples of saline water from salt springs/mountains
✓ Sufrace archaeological research around the salt springs/mountains
✓ GPS localizations
✓ Charting the results obtained from GPS
✓ Employing the method of spatial analysis for the information regarding the salt springs/mountains
✓ Computer-assisted processing of the primary data from the spatial-analysis point of view
✓ The final synthesis of the results of the research carried out in the framework of the project
✓ Correlating the toponymical, GPS, archaeological (cultural and chronological assignment), ethnographic, and literary datasets
✓ Producing a synthesis regarding the implications of the project results for the social-economic sphere
✓ Capitalising on the specific results applicable for the economic and social spheres

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