The three days international conference, organized in Sibiu by the Lucian Blaga University, offered presentations which pleased science and the culinary taste of the participants. Since food and mainly good food has always been an issue for people, it was really interesting to hear about production, culinary techniques, trade, transport, economy of different times and different cultures. The presentations covered themes from Neolithic until the last century and were based on archaeological and written sources, some of the papers presented the results of experimental archaeology. Our team acquainted the ways of vegetable and fruit conservation in Roman times, based on Columella’s recipes, we even set up a small tasting of the pickles and fruit compotes in the coffee break.
As a summary of this nice event, there are some points, which are the same during long long times in food history: food must be kept safe; alcohol is an important product for most societies; food is business; food is a question of culture and possibilities; probably bread is one of the simplest nutriments, but with most recipes, after all it is baked since such a long time.
Between the 30th of November and the 2nd of December will take place the 12th Transylvanian Archaeological Conference organized by the Mureș County Museum and the Pósta Béla Association. The event will be held in the building of the Historical and Archaeological Museum located in the Medieval fortress of Târgu-Mureș. The interested ones can participate at lectures presented by specialists in the different fields of historical periods, like prehistory, Ancient history, Migration period and Medieval period. Another interesting group of presentations will be related to research history, presenting the activity of pioneers of archaeology and history from former centuries.
Between the 23rd and the 30th of September in Cluj Napoca took place the 31st Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores Conference, on which members of our team also participated. The large scale conference gathered specialists of Roman pottery from all over the World.
The leading topic of the event was focusing on the economic relationship between local and imported ceramic products. Among the many extremely interesting presentations and posters, the team visited Porolissum, Apulum, Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa and Potaissa, having the opportunity to see in each site the locally produced wares. The exhibition, which gathered pottery from Roman Dacia and Moesia Inferior was opened during the conference, introducing also the Atlas of Roman pottery workshops from these two provinces.
At the conference several papers have been presented about our research on the eastern limes of Dacia. Continue reading
At the conference about the history of Sovata region we will present a paper about our research results from the Roman site of Sărăţeni! Continue reading