3rd Degree Scientific Researcher, PhD., “C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” Institute for Research in Social Studies and Humanities from Craiova, of the Romanian Academy;
The first chronological stage is dominated by the presence of the incised and incrusted ceramics of Gârla Mare type, of which development may encompass a large segment from the Middle Bronze period. The innovations that appear during the Late Bronze period in almost all the sites, intensively researched, appear in the tendency of replacing the incised ornament with the plastic, grooved decoration. Thus, the cultural aspects of the Late Bronze – the end of the Gârla Mare culture, the cultural group Bistreţ-Işalniţa, the group Govora (the last manifestations of the Verbicioara culture) – are followed, almost uniformly in this region, by the groups with grooved ceramics.
archaeology, Late Bronze period, Oltenia, Gârla Mare, Bistreţ-Işalniţa.