Spatial organization and population size of small Cucuteni-Tripolye settlements: Results of geomagnetic surveys in Baia and Adâncata, Suceava County, Bucovina, Eastern Romania

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Robert Hofmann
Stanislav Ţerna
Constantin-Emil Ursu
Lennart Brandtstätter
Heiko Tiede
Wiebke Mainusch
Sabrina Autenrieth


Geomagnetic research and drillings provide new results regarding settlement organisation and population size of three small settlements from the Pre-Cucuteni and Cucuteni AB period in the Suceva County in Romanian Bucovina. In these settlements from different stages of the Pre-Cucuteni complex domestic dwellings can be distinguished from clearly oversized (special?) buildings which are situated in central positions and which contain partly special inventories. Different principles of settlement organisation are visible which show each far-reaching references to the Central Balkans on the one hand and the Bug-Dnieper interfluve on the other hand. Consistently populations with less than 200 inhabitants are reconstructed based on analogies to other Cucuteni-Tripolye sites.

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Hofmann, Robert, Stanislav Ţerna, Constantin-Emil Ursu, Lennart Brandtstätter, Heiko Tiede, Wiebke Mainusch, and Sabrina Autenrieth. 2016. “Spatial Organization and Population Size of Small Cucuteni-Tripolye Settlements: Results of Geomagnetic Surveys in Baia and Adâncata, Suceava County, Bucovina, Eastern Romania”. Journal of Neolithic Archaeology 18 (December), 157-89.