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a village near the city of Vaslui, Rumania, on whose outskirts is a group of archaeological remains. The remains were excavated by the Rumanian archaeologist R. Vulpe in 1949. They include an Aeneolithic settlement of the Cucuteni-A culture dating from the middle of the fourth millennium B.C., an unfortified settlement and burial ground of the Getae from the fourth and third centuries B.C., and two graves containing cremations. One of these two graves, dating from the second and first centuries B.C., was assigned by Vulpe to the culture of the Bastarnae; it contained modeled black urns shaped like pots and having basin-shaped lids, and fibulae of the middle and late La Tène period. Similar remains were found in the USSR (Moldavian SSR) in the burial ground near the Lukashevka settlement.

The other grave at Poieneşti, dating from the second and third centuries A.D., contained tall urns turned on a potter’s wheel, with special lids, and Getae-Dacian modeled pottery. The grave is associated with the Thracian Carpi tribe. Similar burial grounds and settlements were later excavated between the Carpathian Mountains and the Prut River. Also found in Poieneşti was a Sarmatian burial ground of the first half of the third century A.D. with inhumations and traces of a settlement dating from the third century A.D.


Vulpe, R. “Săpăturile de la Poieneş ti din 1949.” In the collection Mate-riale arheologice privind istoria veche a R.P.R., vol. 1. [Bucharest] 1953. [20–428–l]
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