20,000-year-old stone pendant found in Eastern Romania
|The 20,000 year old pendant [Credit: Nine o'clock]|
Archaeological research in Poiana Ciresului, located in the Batca Doamnei area in Piatra Neamt County, started 20 years ago.
However, this year’s discoveries are among the most important ones, as they complete data that was already available on the existence of the Gravettian culture in Romania. The research team is headed by University Professor Dr. Marin Carciumaru, who was also present in Piatra Neamt.
Among the discoveries made at the same archeological site in the past few years there was also a very well-preserved necklace made of snails, which is an extremely rare object.
The team of researchers believes that the archaeological site in Poiana Ciresului is the most important in South-East Europe for the upper Paleolithic, given that here they discovered more items from the upper Paleolithic period than in the entire Romania, for which reason the team wants to expand research
Source: Nine o'clock [August 20, 2013]