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Activity briefing (2011–2016)

  • 11 author and edited volumes published by members of the project
  • 31 book chapters and proceedings
  • 15 ISI (Web of Knowledge) papers
  • 12 BDI articles
  • 77 participations at international scientific events
  • 25 participations at national scientific events
  • 17 scientific events organised in the framework of the project
  • 6 guest lectures delivered at prestigious universities abroad

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2011

ISI publications of the project members

Published papers

Participations at national and international scientific events

  • Marius Alexianu, Vasile Cotiugă, Roxana Curcă — Cercetări etnografice asupra exploatării sării în Mexic — “Vasile Pârvan” National Symposium, “Iulian Antonescu” Museum Complex, Bacău, October 6-7, 2011.
  • Marius Alexianu — Istoricul cercetărilor etnoarheologice din zona izvoarelor cu apă sărată din Moldova — “In memoriam Constantin Matasă” Symposium, Piatra Neamţ, November 3-4, 2011.
  • Marius Alexianu — Exploatarea sării şi mobilitatea preistorică în Moldova subcarpatică: modele etnografice — “Bucovina — File de istorie” National Symposium, 13th edition, Suceava, November 25-26, 2011.
  • Marius Alexianu — Un program exploratoriu CNCS: Etnoarheologia izvoarelor de apa sărată şi a zăcămintelor de sare din zona extracarpatică a României — “Acta Moldaviae Meridionalis” National Session of Scientific Papers, Vaslui, December 8-9, 2011.
  • Robin Brigand — Resurse naturale şi problema controlului teritorial în neo- şi eneoliticul din Moldova — “Acta Moldaviae Meridionalis” National Session of Scientific Papers, Vaslui, December 8-9, 2011.

2012

ISI publications of the project members

Proceedings

  • O. Weller, La production chalcolithique du sel à Provadia-Solnitsata: de la technologie céramique aux implications socio-économiques, in V.Nikolov, K.Bacvarov (eds.), Salt and Gold: The Role of Salt in Prehistoric Europe, Provadia-Veliko Tarnovo, 2012, p. 67-87.
  • Ion Sandu, Olivier Weller, Dan Stumbea, Marius Alexianu, Analyses archéométriques sur les moules à sel chalcolithiques de l’est de la Roumanie, in V.Nikolov, K.Bacvarov (eds.), Salt and Gold: The Role of Salt in Prehistoric Europe, Provadia-Veliko Tarnovo, 2012, p. 143-154.
  • Marius Alexianu, Olivier Weller, Robin Brigand, Roxiana-Gabriela Curcă, Ethnoarchaeologische Forschungen zu den Salzwasserquellen der moldauischen Vorkarpaten, Rumaenien, in V.Nikolov, K.Bacvarov (eds.), Salt and Gold: The Role of Salt in Prehistoric Europe, Provadia-Veliko Tarnovo, 2012, p. 155-172.
  • Gheorghe Romanescu, Marius Alexianu, Olivier Weller, Fresh Rivers and Salt Springs: Modern Management and Ethno-Management of Water Resources in Eastern Romania, in Fan Hong (ed.), Informatics, Environment, Energy and Applications. Selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2012 International Congress on Informatics, Environment, Energy and Applications (IEEA 2012), March 17-18, 2012, Singapore. Singapore, IACSIT Press, 2012, p. 207-219.
  • Robin Brigand, Olivier Weller, Natural resources and settlements dynamics during Later Prehistory in Central Moldavia (Romania). An integrated GIS for spatial archaeological studies. In V. Cotiugă and S. Caliniuc (eds.), Interdisciplinarity Research in Archaeology. Proceedings of the First Arheoinvest Congress, 10–11 June 2011, Iaşi, Romania, BAR International Series 2433, Oxford, Archaeopress, 2012, p. 1-18.

Other publications (in BDI journals)

Books published

Works edited and coordinated by project members

Participations at international scientific events

  • Romanescu Gheorghe, Alexianu Marius and Weller Olivier — Fresh rivers and salt springs: modern management and ethno-management of water resources in Eastern Romania — International Congress on Informatics, Environment, Energy and Applications (IEEA 2012), Singapore, March 17-18, 2012.
  • E. Gauthier, Olivier Weller, J. Giraud, R. Brigand — Diffusion of Raw Materials and Manufactured Objects. A challenge for spatial analysis? — Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2012), Southampton, March 26-30, 2012.
  • Andrei ASandulesei, Robin Brigand, Vasile Cotiuga, Olivier Weller — Neolithic and Chalcolithic territorial patterns in Moldavia (Romania). Remarks on Neamt and Iasi regions (abstract) — Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2012), Southampton, March 26-30, 2012.
  • L. Saligny, X. Rodier, F. Bertoncello, F. Favory, E. Fovet, C. Gandini, E. Gauthier, J. Giraud, M. Leroy, L. Nuninger, N. Poirier, O. Weller — Formalization of scientific process and conceptual modelling for the study of territorial and products circulation dynamics (ArchaeDyn II programme) — Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2012), Southampton, March 26-30, 2012.
  • Marius Alexianu, Vasile Cotiuga, Andrei ASandulesei, Radu-Stefan Balaur, Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, and Stefan Caliniuc — Salt springs and mobility: Natural invariants and human variables in archaeological sequences from Eastern Romania — European Association of Archaeologists 2012 annual meeting (EAA 2012), Helsinki, August 29-September 1, 2012 (abstract, in European Association of Archaeologists 2012. Abstracts, p. 105-106).
  • E. Gauthier, O. Weller, J. Giraud et R. Brigand in coll. M. Gabillot et P. Pétrequin — Theoretic space-time modeling of the diffusion processes of raw materials and manufactured objects (poster) — European Association of Archaeologists 2012 annual meeting (EAA 2012), Helsinki, August 29-September 1, 2012.
  • Marius Alexianu — Patrimoine invisible-temps archéologique: une géométrie variable (abstract) — “The Intangible Elements of Culture in the Ethnoarchaeological Research” International Conference, Rome, 21-23 November 2012 (Program).
  • Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, The linguistics of salt: from history to prehistory (poster) — Italian Society for Ethnoarchaeology (AIE), International Conference “The Intangible Elements of Culture in the Ethnoarchaeological Research”, Roma, 21-23.11 2012.

Participations at national scientific events

  • Marius Alexianu — Anthropology of salt: a first conceptual approach — Second Arheoinvest Symposium — From the Ethno-archaeology to the Anthropology of Salt, Iasi, 20-21 April 2012.
  • Olivier Weller, Gheorghe Dumitroaia, Robin Brigand, Daniel Garvăn, Marius Alexianu, Roxana Munteanu — Un grain de sel dans les Carpates : regards croisés sur l’exploitation passée et actuelle des sources salées (dép. Neamț) — Second Arheoinvest Symposium — From the Ethno-archaeology to the Anthropology of Salt, Iasi, 20-21 April 2012.
  • Ion Sandu, Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, Viorica Vasilache, Maria Canache — The correlation between the chemical composition and the domestic uses of brine — Second Arheoinvest Symposium — From the Ethno-archaeology to the Anthropology of Salt, Iasi, 20-21 April 2012.
  • Robin Brigand — Territoires, hommes et sel. Variations archeogéographiques — Second Arheoinvest Symposium — From the Ethno-archaeology to the Anthropology of Salt, Iasi, 20-21 April 2012.
  • Gheorghe Romanescu — The perception of salt springs in the Romanian geographic and geologic literature — Second Arheoinvest Symposium — From the Ethno-archaeology to the Anthropology of Salt, Iasi, 20-21 April 2012.
  • Vasile Cotiugă — On salt exploitation in the Romanian principalities through the accounts of foreign travellers — Second Arheoinvest Symposium — From the Ethno-archaeology to the Anthropology of Salt, Iasi, 20-21 April 2012.
  • Marius Alexianu — Salt springs in Romanian toponymy — Second Arheoinvest Symposium — From the Ethno-archaeology to the Anthropology of Salt, Iasi, 20-21 April 2012.
  • Alexandru Bounegru — Halotoponyms and halohydronyms as reflected in medieval documents from Wallachia — Second Arheoinvest Symposium — From the Ethno-archaeology to the Anthropology of Salt, Iasi, 20-21 April 2012.
  • Alexandru Bounegru — Halotoponyms and halohydronyms as reflected in the atlas “Plans des Bukowiner Districts in 72 sections welche in denen Jahren 1773, 1774 und 1775 von einen Departament des Kays: Königlicher General Staabs geometrisch aufgenommen worden” — Second Arheoinvest Symposium — From the Ethno-archaeology to the Anthropology of Salt, Iasi, 20-21 April 2012.
  • Alexianu Marius-Tiberiu — Ethnoarchaeology of Salt Springs and Salt Mountains from the extra-Carpathian zone of Romania (poster) — EUROINVENT-2012 European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation, section Innovative Research, 10-12 May 2012.
  • Marius Alexianu, Olivier Weller, Robin Brigand, Ion Sandu, Gheorghe Romanescu, Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, Vasile Cotiugă, Andrei Asăndulesei, Ştefan Caliniuc, Radu Balaur, Alexandru BOUNEGRU — A Romanian CNCS project (2011–2014): The ethnoarchaeology of the salt springs and salt mountains from the extra-Carpathian areas of Romania — Second Arheoinvest Congress — Interdisciplinary Research in Archaeology, Iasi, 7-9 June 2012.
  • Robin Brigand, Andrei Asăndulesei, Olivier Weller, Vasile Cotiugă — GIS-based spatial analysis in Chalcolithic. Case study in Moldova — Second Arheoinvest Congress — Interdisciplinary Research in Archaeology, Iasi, 7-9 June 2012.
  • Ionuț-Cristi Nicu, Gheorghe Romanescu, Andrei Asăndulesei, Vasile Cotiugă, Silviu Gania, Radu-Ștefan Balaur — Interdisciplinary geographical and archaeological approaches in Cucutenian settlements from the Valea Oii River watershed — Second Arheoinvest Congress — Interdisciplinary Research in Archaeology, Iasi, 7-9 June 2012.
  • Marius Alexianu, Vasile Cotiugă, Andrei Asăndulesei, Ștefan Caliniuc — Research in Spatial Ethnoarchaeology on the Supplying with Brine from Salt Springs in Moldavia (Romania) (abstract) — “Human Impact on the Natural Environment in the Neo-Eneolithic of South-Eastern Europe” International Colloquium, Piatra-Neamț, 24-26 October 2012.
  • Olivier Weller, Mihaela DANU, Emilie GAUTHIER, Dominique SORDOILLET, Alexa DUGRAISSE, Claire DELHON, Robin Brigand, Gheorghe DUMITROAIA, Daniel GARVĂN, Roxana MUNTEANU, Vasile DIACONU — Human Interaction and Environmental Impact of Salt Spring Exploitation over 2000 Years (Hălăbutoaia-Țolici, Petricani, Neamț, Romania) (abstract) — “Human Impact on the Natural Environment in the Neo-Eneolithic of South-Eastern Europe” International Colloquium, Piatra-Neamț, 24-26 October 2012.

Events organised

2013

ISI publications of the project members

Books chapters

  • Marius-Tiberiu Alexianu, Saturated model. A first application in world and Romanian ethno-archaeology, in A. Marciniak & N. Yalman (eds.), Contesting Ethnoarchaeologies, Series: One World Archaeology, Vol. 7, Springer, 2013, ISBN 978-1-4614-9117-0, pp. 211-225.

Works edited and coordinated by project members

Participations at international scientific events

  • O. Weller – First Salt Making in Europe: a Global Overview from Neolithic times, 19th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 4-8 September 2013, Pilsen, Czech Republic.
  • R. Brigand, O. Weller, A. Asăndulesei – Spatial Models for Salt Archaeology. A Neolithic Case Study from Moldova (Romania), 19th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 4-8 September 2013, Pilsen, Czech Republic.
  • M. Alexianu, O. Weller, R. Brigand, I. Sandu, Ghe. Romanescu, R. Curcă, V. Cotiugă, R.
    Balaur, Şt. Caliniuc, F. Tencariu, Natural brine or rock salt exploitation? Ethnoarchaeological researches in the extracarpathian area of Romania, 19th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 4-8 September 2013, Pilsen, Czech Republic.
  • Marius-Tiberiu Alexianu, Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, Andrei Asăndulesei, Radu Balaur, Ştefan Caliniuc — The spatial ethnoarchaeology of the salt springs from the Eastern Subcarpathians of Romania (abstract) — 7th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-7), Dead Sea, Jordan, 13–18 January 2013.
  • Olivier Weller — Salt making in prehistory: a global overview from the European perspective — 7th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-7), Dead Sea, Jordan, 13–18 January 2013.
  • Roxana-Gabriela Curcă — Halotherapy: from ethnography and history to prehistory — 7th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-7), Dead Sea, Jordan, 13–18 January 2013.
  • Gheorghe Romanescu — The geological basis for the development of salt production in ancient Romania — 7th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-7), Dead Sea, Jordan, 13–18 January 2013.
  • Dan Monah, Ştefan Caliniuc — The importance of salt in ritual exchanges in the Southeastern European Chalcolithic — 7th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-7), Dead Sea, Jordan, 13–18 January 2013.
  • Andrei Asăndulesei, Radu-Ștefan Balaur, Felix-Adrian Tencariu — Ethno-archaeological research concerning the salt supply in Neolithic and Chalcolithic communities from Eastern part of Romania — 7th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-7), Dead Sea, Jordan, 13–18 January 2013.
  • Marius Alexiau, Andrei Asăndulesei, Radu Balaur, Robin Brigand, Ștefan Caliniuc, Vasile Cotiugă, Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, Gheorghe Romanescu, Ion Sandu, Felix-Adrian Tencariu, Olivier Weller — Diachronic (from the Palaeolithic to 5th c. A.D.) site density around the salt springs from the Romanian Eastern Carpathians. An ethnoarchaeological model — Third Arheoinvest Congress, Iași, Romania, 6-8 June 2013.
  • Ionuț-Cristi Nicu, Gheorghe Romanescu, Andrei Asăndulesei, Vasile Cotiugă — Morphometrical and geomorphological characteristics of the landscape from the Valea Oii basin (tributary of the Bahlui River). Direct implications for Chalcolithic archaeological sites — Third Arheoinvest Congress, Iași, Romania, 6-8 June 2013.

Participations at national scientific events

  • Romanescu G., Alexianu M., Romanescu A.M., Romanescu G. – Distribuţia masivelor de sare şi exploatarea vechilor şi actualelor rezerve de ape mineralizate din bazinul hidrografic Siret (Romania) – studiu de caz pentru zona estică a Carpaţilor Orientali, Seminarul geografic internaţional „Dimitrie Cantemir”, ediţia a XXXIII-a, Iaşi, România, 18-20 octombrie 2013.

Events organised

2014

Books published

  • Vasile Cotiugă, Ștefan Caliniuc (eds.), Interdisciplinary Research in Archaeology. Proceedings of the Second Arheoinvest Congress, 7–9 June 2012, Iaşi, Romania, BAR International Series, Oxford, Archaeopress, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4073-****-* (in press).

ISI publications of the project members

ERIH publications of the project members

BDI-ranked publications of the project members

International proceedings

  • Robin Brigand, Andrei Asăndulesei, Olivier Weller, Vasile Cotiugă, Chalcolithic territorial patterns in central Moldavia (Iaşi County, Romania). In: G. Earl, T. Sly, A. Chrysanthi, P. Murrieta-Flores, C. Papadopoulos, I. Romanowska and D. Wheatley (eds.), Archaeology in the Digital Era. Papers from the 40th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Southampton, 26-29 March 2012, Amsterdam University Press, 2014, p. 624-635.
  • Marius Alexianu, Olivier Weller, Robin Brigand, Romanian Salt Springs, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Archaeological Reconstruction: A Variable Geometry. In: S. Biagetti, A.A. Stoppiello, and F. Lugli (eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference “The Intangible Elements of Culture in the Ethnoarchaeological Research”, Roma, 21-23.11 2012, Springer, New York, 2015.

Other publications

Participations at international scientific events

  • Andrei Asăndulesei — Archaeological prospection and GIS-based analysis on Chalcolithic settlements from Eastern Romania (scholarship offer, abstract & programme) — National Archaeology Student Conference 2014 (NASC 2014), Flinders University Department of Archaeology, Adelaide, Australia, 11-13 April 2014.
  • Marius Alexianu, Andrei Asăndulesei, Felix-Adrian Tencariu, Ion Sandu, Gheorghe Romanescu, Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, Mihaela Asăndulesei — Ethno-archaeology of Salt Supply during the Neolithic and Chalcolithic in the Romanian Carpathians (abstract & programme) — International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA 2014), University of California, Los Angeles, 19-23 May 2014.
  • Andrei Asăndulesei, Ionuț Cristi Nicu, Radu Balaur, Ștefan Caliniuc, Vasile COTIUGA, Cristian STOLERIU, Oana STOLERIU — Subsurface Survey and Spatial Analysis on Chalcolithic Settlements from Eastern Romania [poster] (abstract & programme) — International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA 2014), University of California, Los Angeles, 19-23 May 2014.
  • Marius Alexianu, Ion Sandu, Andrei Asăndulesei, Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, Ștefan Caliniuc, Mihaela Asăndulesei— Savory Salt: Ethnoarchaeological research in Romania (abstract & programme) — Theoretical Archaeology Group 2014 Conference (TAG 2014), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 23-25 May 2014.
  • Gheorghe Romanescu, Marius Alexianu Olivier Weller, Gabriela Romanescu: Sweet rivers and salt springs: modern management and ethno-management of water resources in eastern Romania — 9th International Symposium ‘Current Environment & Sustainable Development”, Iași 6-8 iunie 2014.
  • Gheorghe Romanescu, Marius Alexianu, Andrei Asăndulesei — The distribution of salt massifs and the exploitation of ancient and current reserves of mineralized waters within the Siret hydrographical basin (Romania). Case study for the eastern area of the Eastern Carpathians (abstract & programme) — 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference (SGEM 2014), Albena, Bulgaria, 17-26 June 2014.
  • Andrei Asăndulesei, Marius Alexianu, Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, Ștefan Caliniuc, Mihaela Asăndulesei — Site catchment analysis in Subcarpathian areas. Salt resources as a determining factor for prehistoric habitation (abstract & programme) — 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference (SGEM 2014), Albena, Bulgaria, 17-26 June 2014.
  • Andrei Asăndulesei, Marius Alexianu, Felix Tencariu, Ștefan Caliniuc, Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, Mihaela Asăndulesei — Salt and prehistoric (from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age) population movements in the Eastern Carpathians of Romania. A diachronic GIS-based analysis (abstract & programme) — European Association of Archaeologists 20th Annual Meeting (EAA 2014), ITU, Istanbul, 10-14 September 2014.
  • Felix-Adrian Tencariu, Marius Alexianu, Andrei Asăndulesei, Mihaela Asăndulesei, and Ștefan Caliniuc — The use of the natural brine for food preservation. Ethnoarchaeological research in the extra-Carpathian area of Romania (abstract & programme) — European Association of Archaeologists 20th Annual Meeting (EAA 2014), ITU, Istanbul, 10-14 September 2014.
  • Robin Brigand, Mariana Vasilache and Olivier Weller — 5th millenium BC in the Carpathian-Dniestrean region. An overview of Cucuteni A settlement patterns [poster] (programme) — European Association of Archaeologists 20th Annual Meeting (EAA 2014), ITU, Istanbul, 10-14 September 2014.
  • Robin Brigand, Olivier Weller, Mariana Vasilache and Andrei Asăndulesei — Le peuplement néo-énéolithique de Moldavie: analyse et modélisation spatiale (programme & abstracts) — International Colloquium ‘Cucuteni Culture within the European Neo-Eneolithic Context’, Piatra Neamț, 15-17 October 2014.
  • Marius Alexianu and Roxana-Gabriela Curcă — Patrimoniul imaterial românesc despre sare. Implicații în cercetarea arheologică (abstract & programme) — the 24th Scientific Meeting of the National Museum of History of Moldova, Chișinău, 16-17 October 2014.
  • Robin Brigand, Olivier Weller, Mariana Vasilache, Andrei Asăndulesei — Analyses spatiales et modélisation du peuplement néo-énéolithique des Carpates orientales (abstract & programme) — the 24th Scientific Meeting of the National Museum of History of Moldova, Chișinău, 16-17 October 2014.
  • Marius Alexianu and Roxana-Gabriela Curcă — Romanian intangible heritage of salt. Implications for archaeological research (abstract & programme) — ICAHM 2014 Annual Conference Universal Standards for Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM 2014), Jishou City, Hunan Provence, China, 20–23 October 2014 — conference report
  • Mihaela Asăndulesei — Symbolic uses of salt in baptism, wedding and funeral in Eastern Romania — Internationa Conference “Vulnerabilität und Resilienz in den Siedlungsräumen entlang der Donau”, Trier, Germany, 26 November 2014.

Participations at national scientific events

  • Felix-Adrian Tencariu, Marius Alexianu and Vasile Cotiugă — „Briquetages” și calupuri de sare: o abordare experimentală a unei tehnici preistorice (abstract & programme) — ‘Arheologia experimentală — metodă de generare și testare a ipotezelor arheologice’ National Colloquium, Alexandria, 17 October 2014.
  • Mihaela Asăndulesei — Antropologia culturală a sării în spațiul est-carpatic. Studiu de caz: practici și valori simbolice în ritualurile de trecere prezentate în opera lui Simion Florea Marian — “Sesiunea națională a studenților și doctoranzilor. Istorie – Arheologie – Muzeologie”, Ediția a XXII-a, Alba Iulia, Romania, 13-14 November 2014.

Conferences held

2015

Events organised

Books published

ISI articles

ISI proceedings

BDI Articles

Book chapters

Participations at international scientific events

  • Felix-Adrian Tencariu, Marius Alexianu, Viorica Vasilache — Integrating ethnoarchaeology, experimental archaeology and archaeometry towards understanding past behaviours and technologies. Case study: the briquetage technique in the Eastern Romanian Chalcolithic — Current Ethnoarchaeology, Associatione Italiana di Etnoarcheologia, 25-27 November 2015, Rome (programme & abstracts).
  • Marius Alexianu — Same people, same places, intersected lifeways: another research field for ethnoarchaeology [poster] — Current Ethnoarchaeology, Associatione Italiana di Etnoarcheologia, 25-27 November 2015, Rome (programme & abstracts).
  • Mihaela Asăndulesei — The cultural anthropology of salt in the rural world of Eastern Romania. Interpreting symbolic valences identified in Christian holydays and rituals of passage [poster] — Current Ethnoarchaeology, Associatione Italiana di Etnoarcheologia, 25-27 November 2015, Rome (programme & abstracts).
  • Ștefan Caliniuc, Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, Gheorghe Romanescu, Andrei Asăndulesei — Romania’s salt springs: local economic uplifting through heritage branding [poster] — Current Ethnoarchaeology, Associatione Italiana di Etnoarcheologia, 25-27 November 2015, Rome (programme & abstracts).
  • Marius Alexianu, Felix-Adrian Tencariu, Andrei Asăndulesei, Olivier Weller — The salt outcrops from the Romanian Carpathians and pastoral mobility. An ethnoarchaeological approach (programme & abstract) — European Association of Archaeologists 21th Annual Meeting (EAA 2015), University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 02-05 October 2015.
  • Marius Alexianu, Felix-Adrian Tencariu, Vasile Cotiuga — Briquetages and salt cakes: interpreting some ceramic assemblages from the Romanian Chalcolithic by experiment and ethnographic analogy (programme & abstract) — European Association of Archaeologists 21th Annual Meeting (EAA 2015), University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 02-05 October 2015.
  • Mihaela Asăndulesei — A new way of perceiving salt: ceremonial substance in Romanian holidays and rituals of passage (programme & abstract) — European Association of Archaeologists 21th Annual Meeting (EAA 2015), University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 02-05 October 2015.
  • Marius-Tiberiu Alexianu — Anthropology of Salt: Challenges of a New Discipline (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Marius-Tiberiu Alexianu, Olivier Weller, Ion Sandu, Gheorghe Romanescu, Robin Brigand, Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, Vasile Cotiugă, Felix Tencariu, Andrei Asăndulesei, Ștefan Caliniuc, Radu-Ștefan Balaur, Mihaela Asăndulesei — EthnosalRo Project. Work in Progress (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Olivier Weller — First Salt Making in Europe: an Overview from Neolithic Times (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Felix Tencariu, Marius-Tiberiu Alexianu, Vasile Cotiugă, Viorica Vasilache, Ion Sandu — Clay, Fire and Salt. Experimental Approaches on the Prehistoric Briquetage Technique (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Alfons Fíguls, Olivier Weller, Thomas Xaver Schuhmacher, Mireia Martínez, Raül Segarra, Ainhoa Pancorbo, Rosa M. Lanaspa, Marc Cots, Aitor Henestrosa — The Vall Salina: More than 6500 Years of Halite Exploitation. Cardona, the Salt of History (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Alfons Fíguls, Olivier Weller, Fidel Grandia — The “Vall Salina” of Cardona and the Role of Salt in the Exchange Network during the Middle Neolithic (4500–3500 BC) in Catalonia (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Andrei Asăndulesei — Settlement Density around Salt Springs from Solca and Cacica in Neolithic and Chalcolithic Periods (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Ionuț Cristi Nicu, Andrei Asăndulesei, Gheorghe Romanescu, Alin Mihu-Pintilie, Vasile Cotiugă — Archaeological Approaches of Salted Areas from Northeastern Romania (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Robin Brigand, Olivier Weller — Neolithic Territories and Salt Exploitation in Moldavia (Romania) (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Roxana-Gabriela Curcă — Halotherapy in Graeco-Roman Antiquity (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Kei Aoshima, Takamune Kawashima, Viorica Vasilache, Ion Sandu, Felix Tencariu — Archaeometric analyses on briquetages from Minogahama site, Japan (ca. 6th–7th Century AD) (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Marius-Tiberiu Alexianu — Houses Constructed of Salt in Herodotus and Strabo: the First Halo-Chambers? (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Maria Canache, Ion Sandu, Dan Canache, Andrei-Victor Sandu, Viorica Vasilache, Ioan Gabriel Sandu — Halotherapy and Sports (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Gheorghe Romanescu — The Distribution of Resources and Quality of Salt in Europe (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Laurent Adopo Kouassi, Gheorghe Romanescu — The Salt of Ivory Coast (Africa) (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Ioan Nistor, Gheorghe Romanescu — Salt in Canada-Distribution and Resources (programme & abstract) — First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt (SALT 2015), “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, 20-24 August 2015.
  • Gheorghe Romanescu, Ionuț Jora, Emilian Panaitescu, Marius Alexianu — Calcium and Magnesium in the groundwaters of the Moldavian Plateau (Romania) – Distribution and managerial and medical significance — 15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2015, 18-24 June 2015 (programme).
  • Marius Alexianu, Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, Ștefan Caliniuc — Salt springs from Romania exploited during early archaeological times: a new candidate for world heritage (programme & abstract) — 2nd International Conference on Best Practices in World Heritage: People and Communities, Mahón, Menorca, Balearic Islands, April 29–May 2, 2015.
  • Gheorghe Romanescu, Gabriela Romanescu — Hydrological regime of the Prut River on the Romanian territory — Simpozionul Internațional Calitatea Mediului și Utilizarea Terenurilor, Ediția a X-a, 8-10 May 2015, Suceava (programme & abstracts).

Participations at national scientific events

  • Marius Alexianu, Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, Codrin Alexianu — O clasificare a izvoarelor sarate: cercetări etnoarheologice în spațiul extracarpatic al României — Sesiunea Muzeului Naţional al Carpaţilor Răsăriteni, Ediţia a XII-a, 10-12 December 2015, Sf. Gheorghe (programme).
  • Marius Alexianu — Sarea și oieritul la munte — „Țara Gugulanilor” Simpozion/Seminar de etnoarheologie, etnoreligie, etnoistorie, etnografie … etno-, Caransebeș, 26-28 June 2015 (programme).

2016

Books published

  • M. Alexianu, O. Weller, R.-G. Curcă, R. Brigand, M. Asăndulesei (eds.), White Gold. French and Romanian Projects on Salt in the Extra-Carpathian Areas of Romania. Archaeologica et Anthropologica III, Parthenon Verlag, Kaiserslautern, 2016, ISBN: 978-3942994-09-5
  • M. Alexianu, R.-G. Curcă, O. Weller, A. Dumas (eds.), Mirrors of Salt. Proceedings of the First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 20-24 August 2015, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iași, Romania, Archaeopress, Oxford, 2016, ISBN 978-1-78491-456-1 (print), 978-1-78491-457-8 (ebook)

Book chapters

  • M. Alexianu, O. Weller, R. Brigand, Romanian Salt Springs, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Archaeological Reconstruction: A Variable Geometry. In S. Biagetti and F. Lugli (eds.), The Intangible Elements of Culture in Ethnoarchaeological Research, 231-240. Milan-New-York, Springer.
  • M. Alexianu, Anthropology of Salt: challenges of a new discipline. In: M. Alexianu, R.-G. Curcă, O. Weller, A. Dumas (eds.), Mirrors of Salt. Proceedings of the First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 20-24 August 2015, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iași, Romania, Archaeopress, Oxford, 2016.
  • F.-A. Tencariu, A. Asăndulesei, M. Alexianu, Traditional use of natural brine. Ethnoarchaeological research in the Subcarpathian area of Romania. In: M. Alexianu, R.-G. Curcă, O. Weller, A. Dumas (eds.), Mirrors of Salt. Proceedings of the First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 20-24 August 2015, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iași, Romania, Archaeopress, Oxford, 2016.
  • R. Brigand, O. Weller, Neolithic territories and salt exploitation in Moldavia (Romania). In: M. Alexianu, R.-G. Curcă, O. Weller, A. Dumas (eds.), Mirrors of Salt. Proceedings of the First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 20-24 August 2015, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iași, Romania, Archaeopress, Oxford, 2016.
  • A. Asăndulesei, Settlement density around salt springs from Solca and Cacica (Northeastern Romania) during the Neolithic and Chalcolithic. In: M. Alexianu, R.-G. Curcă, O. Weller, A. Dumas (eds.), Mirrors of Salt. Proceedings of the First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 20-24 August 2015, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iași, Romania, Archaeopress, Oxford, 2016.
  • R.-G. Curcă, Mentions of salt in D. Livingstone’s work, Missionary travels and researches in South Africa. In: M. Alexianu, R.-G. Curcă, O. Weller, A. Dumas (eds.), Mirrors of Salt. Proceedings of the First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 20-24 August 2015, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iași, Romania, Archaeopress, Oxford, 2016.
  • M. Asăndulesei, Salt Symbolism in the Work of Elena Niculiță-Voronca. In: M. Alexianu, R.-G. Curcă, O. Weller, A. Dumas (eds.), Mirrors of Salt. Proceedings of the First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 20-24 August 2015, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iași, Romania, Archaeopress, Oxford, 2016.
  • M. Asăndulesei, Morphonyms related to ‘slatină’ and ‘slătioara’ in Eastern Romania. In: M. Alexianu, R.-G. Curcă, O. Weller, A. Dumas (eds.), Mirrors of Salt. Proceedings of the First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 20-24 August 2015, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iași, Romania, Archaeopress, Oxford, 2016.

Guest lectures

  • 23-27 February 2016 – Alexianu M.-T. and Curcă R.-G., Salt springs and salt mountains: ethnoarchaeological investigations in Romania, University of Los Angeles, USA.
  • 28 February-5 March 2016 – Alexianu M.-T. and Curcă R.-G., Salt outcrops and pastoral mobility: ethnoarchaeological research in eastern Romania, University of West Alabama, Livingston (USA).
  • 28 February-5 March 2016 – Alexianu M.-T. and Curcă R.-G., Salt springs exploitation in eastern Romania: an ethnoarchaeological approach, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (USA).

Participations at international scientific events

  • 16-23 February 2016 – Alexianu M. and Curcă R.-G., Preparatory Meeting for the organization of the Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, CEIIT, Los Cabos (Mexico).
  • 25 March 2016 – Tencariu F.-A., The role of pottery within the prehistoric salt production in Romania, Japan-Romania Second Seminar on Salt Studies, Iași (Romania).
  • 2-5 May 2016 – Alexianu M., Heritage of Salt: Intrinsic Connections, ICAHM–ICOMOS Conference Archaeological Park as World Heritage Site – Management Strategy for the Future, Salalah (Oman).
  • 2-5 May 2016 – Weller O., Archaeological Heritage of Salt: Chance or Necessity ? From a French archaeological site (Les Fontaines Salées, Yonne) to an European overview for the Prehistoric times, ICAHM–ICOMOS Conference Archaeological Park as World Heritage Site – Management Strategy for the Future, Salalah (Oman).
  • 2-5 May 2016 – Brigand R. and Weller O., Neolithic Territories and Salt Exploitation in Moldavia (Romania), ICAHM–ICOMOS Conference Archaeological Park as World Heritage Site – Management Strategy for the Future, Salalah (Oman).
  • 2-5 May 2016 – Romanescu Gh., Curcă R.-G. and Caliniuc Șt., The natural heritage of salt in Romania, between geology and archaeology , ICAHM–ICOMOS Conference Archaeological Park as World Heritage Site – Management Strategy for the Future, Salalah (Oman).
  • 2-5 May 2016 – Asăndulesei M., From Archaeological Past to Living Landscapes of Salt in Eastern Romania, ICAHM–ICOMOS Conference Archaeological Park as World Heritage Site – Management Strategy for the Future, Salalah (Oman).
  • 28 Aug–2 Sept 2016 — Tencariu F.-A., Alexianu M., Asăndulesei A., ‘Rock Salt around the Clock’. Ethnoarchaeological Research in Romania Concerning Salt Extraction by Shepherds, Archaeology of Salt between Local and Global, session at the 8th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8), Kyoto, Japan.
  • 28 Aug–2 Sept 2016 — Asăndulesei M., Perceiving the past, assessing the present, mitigating the future. Archaeological evidences and intangible heritage of salt in Eastern Romania, Archaeology of Salt between Local and Global, session at the 8th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8), Kyoto, Japan.
  • 28 Aug–2 Sept 2016 — Weller O., Prehistory of Salt Production: from local to European perspective, Archaeology of Salt between Local and Global, session at the 8th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8), Kyoto, Japan.
  • 28 Aug–2 Sept 2016 — Alexianu M., Ethnoarchaeology of salt attractors in Romania. A diachronic model, Archaeology of Salt between Local and Global, session at the 8th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8), Kyoto, Japan.
  • 28 Aug–2 Sept 2016 — Vasilache V., Sandu I., Tencariu F.-A., Archeometric Analyses on Salt Pottery from Minogahama Site, Japan, Archaeology of Salt between Local and Global, session at the 8th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8), Kyoto, Japan.
  • 3 September 2016 – Marius Alexianu, Anthropology of Salt: towards a definition, ‘History and Tradition of Exploiting Salt Resources’ International Conference, Tobacco & Salt Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 3 September 2016 – Roxana Gabriela Curcă, Halotherapy in Graeco-Roman sources and traditional behaviour from Romania: variables and constants, ‘History and Tradition of Exploiting Salt Resources’ International Conference, Tobacco & Salt Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 3 September 2016 – Felix-Adrian Tencariu, Andrei Asăndulesei, Marius Alexianu, ‘Rock Salt around the Clock’. Ethnoarchaeological Research in Romania Concerning Salt Extraction by Shepherds, ‘History and Tradition of Exploiting Salt Resources’ International Conference, Tobacco & Salt Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 3 September 2016 – Mihaela Asăndulesei, ‘The cultural significance of salt in rural Northeastern Romania: beliefs, superstitions and customs, ‘History and Tradition of Exploiting Salt Resources’ International Conference, Tobacco & Salt Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

Events organised

Research stages

  • 23-27 February 2016 – Alexianu M.-T. and Curcă R.-G. — Research stage at University of Los Angeles, USA.
  • 28 February-5 March 2016 – Alexianu M.-T. and Curcă R.-G. — Research stage at University of West Alabama, Livingston and University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (USA).
  • 1-16 August 2016 – Alexianu M.-T. and Curcă R.-G. — Research stage at CNRS, Paris, France

Prizes and awards

  • Gold Medal EUROINVENT 2016 for Salt effect. Proceedings of the Seconds Arheoinvest Symposium – From the ethnoarchaeology to the anthropology of salt, 20-21 April 2012, ‘Al. I. Cuza’ University, Iași, Romania (Alexianu M., Curcă R.-G. and Cotiugă V. (eds.). British Archaeological Reports, International Series 2760, 2015. Oxford, Archaeopress.

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