EthnosalRo 2017–2019 — Results

Scientific reports

Activity briefing (2017)

  • 1 book chapter
  • 3 ERIH+ articles
  • 20 papers delivered at international scientific events
  • 1 international scientific event organised in the framework of the project

Book chapters

  • Robin Brigand, Olivier Weller, Felix Adrian Tencariu, Marius Alexianu, Andrei Asăndulesei, Ovine pastoralism and mobility systems in Romania An ethnoarchaeological approach, in E. Costello, E. Svensson (eds.), Historical Archaeologies of Transhumance across Europe, Routledge, 2018, p. 245–263.

Published papers

  • Asăndulesei M., Blas Roman Castellon H, ta — Quando la sal era una joya [review]. Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica, 23(2), 2017, 366-369.
  • Kavruk V., Curcă R.-G., A new exploratory project: The ethnoarchaeology of salt in the Inner Carpathian area of Romania, Studia antiqua et Archaeologica, 23(2), 2017, 353-361.
  • Kavruk V., Ștefan M.-M., Buzea D., Ștefan D., Bordi Z.L., Towards an archaeological and ethnographic network analysis of salt supply routes in southeastern Transylvania / O analiză arheologică și etnografică a rutelor de aprovizionare cu sare din sud-estul Transilvaniei, Istros, 23/2017 [in press].
  • Moscal D., Prima hartă a zăcămintelor de sare din România (1780). Toponimele corespondente actuale / The first map of salt deposits in Romania (1780). Current corresponding toponyms, Diacronia 7, 2018.

Papers delivered at international scientific events

2018

2017

  • Gheorghe Romanescu, Le sel et le développement des établissements humains avec potentiel balnéo-climatérique de l’espace intra-carpatique de la Roumanie, 4ème colloque de l’Association Francophone de Géographie Physique, Tanger (Maroc), 3-5 octombrie 2017.
  • Marius-Tiberiu Alexianu, Anthropology of Salt: Theoretical Approaches [key presentation], Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, The Ethnoarchaeology of Salt in the Inner Carpathian area of Romania: a new exploratory research project [key presentation], Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Valerii Kavruk, Towards the safeguarding of saltscapes [key presentation]
  • Valerii Kavruk, Towards the Ethnogeology of Salt, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Felix Adrian Tencariu, Andrei Asăndulesei, Robin Brigand, Olivier Weller, Marius-Tiberiu Alexianu, Tools, means of transportation and recipients used for the extraction, storage and consumption ofrock salt and brine in the extra-Carpathian areas of Romania, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Ștefan Caliniuc, The Carpathian salt springs and the borderland society of the Eastern European Chalcolithic, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Roxana-Gabriela Curcă, References on salt in Justinian’s Digest, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Zsolt Simon, The Salt Production of Transylvania and Maramureş in the Middle Ages and in the Early Modern Period (c. 1500-1800), Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Olivier Weller, European prehistoric salt production: some considerations for a technological approach in ceramic studies, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Valerii Kavruk, The Typology of Prehistoric Salt Exploitation and Exchange in the Balkan-Pontic-Carpathian Zone, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Gheorghe Lazarovici, The role of salt in the neolithisation process of Southeast Europe, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Cornelia-Magda Lazarovici, Salt and finalization of the neolithisation process on Romanian territory and in Central Europe, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Marius-Tiberiu Alexianu, Types of salt-resource exploitation in resilient areas of Romania, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Marius-Tiberiu Alexianu, Salt heritage: a triadic unity, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Andrei Asăndulesei, The Wide Angle of Romanian Saltscapes. Oblique Aerial Photography for Recording Salt Resources, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Andrea Chiricescu, Brine-well houses in Transylvania (Romania). A short description of their history and architecture, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Valerii Kavruk, The need for salt in domestic animals may be induced by humans. Case study: mass suicide of hens, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Mihaela Asăndulesei, Lexic of salt in Romanian, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.
  • Mihaela Asăndulesei, Toponymy of salt in Romania, Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México.

Events organised

  • Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México. Persons involved: Marius Alexianu [President of the Scientific Committee], Roxana-Gabriela Curcă [Vice-president of the Organising Committee].
  • Session ‘The ethnoarchaeology and the ethnography of salt exploitation, distribution and consumption’ at the Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México. Organisers: Eduardo Williams, Felix Adrian Tencariu, Andrei Asăndulesei, Olivier Weller, Mihaela Asăndulesei, Marius Alexianu.
  • Session ‘The typology of salt production in the archaic societies’ at the Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México. Organisers: Valerii Kavruk, Marius Alexianu.
  • Session ‘Towards the safeguarding of saltscapes’ at the Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México. Organiser: Valerii Kavruk.
  • Session ‘Unknown, less known, surprising stories on salt’ at the Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México. Organiser: Marius Alexianu.
  • Lexical approaches to salt studies’ at the Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México. Organiser: Mihaela Asăndulesei.
  • Session ‘Toponymy of salt’ at the Second International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–16 October 2017, Los Cabos, México. Organiser: Mihaela Asăndulesei.
  • Session 689, ‘The Archaeology and Heritage of Saltscapes: The Synergy of Environment and Culture’, at the 24th European Association of Archaeologists Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 5-8 September 2018. Organisers: Valerii Kavruk (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Univ. of Iasi), Katia Hueso Kortekaas (ICAI School of Engineering –Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid – Institute of Saltscapes and Salt Heritage IPAISAL).

Research stages

  • Valerii Kavruk — Mining Museum (Bergbau Museum), Bochum; University of Bochum; Institute of Archaeology in Bochum (Germany). 20-27 November 2017.

Field investigations

2017 — Harghita County
  1. Aldea, com. Martinis
  2. Comanesti, com. Martinis
  3. Corund, com. Corund
  4. Lueta, com Lueta
  5. Martinis, com. Martinis
  6. Meresti, com. Meresti
  7. Petreni, com. Martinis
  8. Praid
  9. Sanpaul, com. Martinis
2017 — Mureș County
  1. Ideciul de Jos, com. Ideci
  2. Jabenita, com. Solovăstru
  3. Orsova, com. Gurghiu
2018 — Bistrița-Năsăud County
  1. Bistrița Bârgăului, com. Bistrița Bârgăului
  2. Blăjeni de Sus, com. Șintereag
  3. Cepari, com. Dumitra
  4. Dumitra, com. Dumitra
  5. Josenii Bârgăului, com. Josenii Bârgăului
  6. Livezile, com. Livezile
  7. Mijlocenii Bârgăului, com. Josenii Bârgăului
  8. Mintiu com. Nimigea
  9. Nimigea, com. Nimigea
  10. Pinticul, com. Teaca
  11. Sovata, oraș Sovata
  12. Susenii Bârgăului, com. Prundu Bârgăului
  13. Șieu Sfântu, com. Șintereag
  14. Tăure, com. Nimigea
  15. Viile Tecii, com. Teaca
  16. Caila, com. Caila
  17. Blăjenii de Jos, com. Caila
  18. Săsarm, com. Săsarm
2018 — Brașov County
  1. Mercheașa, com. Homorod
  2. Rupea, oraș Rupea
  3. Comana de Jos
  4. Comana de Sus
  5. Veneția de Sus
  6. Rotbav
  7. Perșani
  8. Ungra
  9. Grid
2018 — Sibiu County
  1. Cristian
  2. Ocna Sibiului
  3. Miercurea Sibiului (Băi, Valea Sărată)
  4. Avrig
  5. Săcădate
2018 — Alba County
  1. Ocnișoara
2018 — Cluj County
  1. Mica
  2. Micești
  3. Nireș
  4. Pata
  5. Turda
  6. Valea Florilor

CfP: Third International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 12–15 September 2018, Salinas de Añana, Basque Country, Spain