Archaeological investigations on the Eastern limes of Dacia
From the 21st of July until the 18th of August 17 lecturers and 50 students from Germany, Hungary and Romania have participated at an archaeological field school close to the Eastern border of Roman Dacia and it’s vicinity. The project focuses on the general investigation of the borderline, and especially on the localization of watchtowers and definition of the inner structures of the auxiliary forts and settlements belonging to the limes section between the forts of Brâncoveneşti and Sărăţeni (Mureş County, Romania). In the fort of Călugăreni, part of the principia was excavated and in the civilian settlement (vicus) a house located next to a road and part of the bath house were unearthed. The excavations were supplemented by an intensive find processing, including restoration and conservation. At the same time, watchtowers have been documented by the means of topographic, geophysical and archaeological surveys. On the weekends the team had excursions to Târgu Mureş, Cluj-Napoca and Sighişoara to have a better understanding of the land and people of the region. In order to promote culture and tourism in the region, the project co-organized a Roman festival in Călugăreni, in which the students actively participated as volunteers, presenting Roman culture and technique to the public – eating habits, cooking and baking traditions, etc. The results of the project were also presented to the public with this occasion.
Participating institutes: Humboldt-Universität Berlin; Universität zu Köln; Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai (Cluj-Napoca); Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem; Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (Budapest); Fachhochschule Erfurt; Pécsi Tudományegyetem and Universitatea Petru Maior (Târgu Mureş).
Lecturers: István Bajusz, Gregor Döhner, Manuel Fiedler, Constanze Höpken, László Lenkey, Nicoleta Man, Christoph Merzenich, Zsolt Molnár-Kovács, Silvia Mustată, Szilamér Péter Pánczél, Mihály Pethe, Katalin Sidó, Veit Stürmer, Máté Szabó, Zsolt Vasáros, Lóránt Vass and Zoltán Soós
Supervisors/Assistants: Daniel Cioată, Alpár Dobos, Cicelle Gaul, Marie-Hélène Grunwald, Angela Lumezeanu, József Gábor Nagy, Rita Németh, Koppány Bulcsú Ötvös, Botond Rezi and András Szabó
Students: Cinnia Amberger, Funda Aşkın, Mátyás Bajusz, Andrea Melinda Bálint, Bálint Balogh, Juliette Brauer, Miriam Braun, Britta Burkhardt, Jessica Casties, Levente Daczó, Julia Echner, Péter Gyetvai, Jerome Hofer, Mihály Huba Hőgyes, Emese Hompoth, Boróka Horváth-Nagy, Alexandra Kiss, Lisa Klaffki, Martin Koch, Eszter László, Franziska Lehmann, Johann John Liebscher, Alpár Imre Lokodi, Boglárka Máthé, Zsófia Miklós, Edmond Nogyi, Kristóf Novák, Dorottya Nyulas, Sára Péter, Andrea Raveloson, Gergely Sági, Petra Orsolya Sass, Bence Solymosi, Rolf Sporleder, Richárd Szabó, Bálint Szász, Friederike Szlosze, Ildikó Talabér, Flóra Visontai and Liselotte Wettke
Funding: Erasmus Intensive Programmes, Mureş County Council, Mureş County Museum