Oleg Leviţki, Ghenadie Sîrbu, Livia Sîrbu. The Early Hallstatt settlement in Chişinău: Considerations on the current state and priorities in the research of the Chişinău-Corlăteni culture (the 12th – 10th centuries BC)

The study gives a brief presentation of the investigated complexes and archaeological materials from an Early Hallstatt settlement in Chişinău, which examination allowed establishing the defining parameters for Early Hallstatt monuments from the Dniester-Prut interfluve. Similarity of their ceramic complexes to those from the sites of Corlăteni type in the region of the west of the Prut constitutes the main argument for identifying the grooved Hallstatt culture of the Carpathian-Dniester area as Chişinău-Corlăteni. Further, there is concisely presented the history of research and the current state of clarifying the char­acteristics of its main components, paying particular attention to the achievements in studying of issues of the Early Hallstatt period in the Carpathian-Dniester region in general. In the final part of the study, based on the gaps in the study of the Chişinău-Corlăteni culture there are set some priorities for investigations in this field, the most important of which are questions of the genesis, evolution and destiny of communities of the culture under review.

Keywords: the Early Hallstatt, the Chisinau-Corlateni culture, the Carpathian-Dniester region, current state, priorities.

Revista Arheologică, serie nouă, vol. XI, nr. 1-2, 2015, p. 47-67