• Subiect: We are trying, in this study, to catch some elements regarding the social structures that are reflected in two of the necropolis that have been studied closely in the last years. More precisely, we are trying to see how far it can go, so, in this regard, we interpretated the archeological data that had been obtained after researching two necropolis and, having elements of rit and ritual as a base. We took two necropolis, that are part of Santana de Mures culture from the forth century before Christ from „La Movila” and „Islaz”, Pogonesti – that are beeing studied in present – as subjects of the study. Fifthy eight graves have been discovered in the necropolis from Pogonesti, on the place that is called by the inhabitants „La „Movila”, so far. Five of them are of cremation and the others of inhumation. Fifty six graves have been also discovered from the second necropolis, situated in Polocin village, in „Izlaz”. Seventeen graves were of cremation and thirty nine of inhumation. The necropolis from Pogonesti and from Polocin, are both situated in Pogonesti (Vaslui), the first one is placed on the left bank and the second on the right bank of Tutova river. They are placed at four hundred meters distance one to each other, making the comparison of them very interesting. Taking into consideration the situations encountered in the two cemeteries, we can conclude that burial rites and funerals rituals can provide us information on specific customs and religious belifs at the time, but also they can be considered a mirror of social organization of human communities from Santana de Mures-Cerneahov culture as a whole. More over, funeral practices may represent an important evidence that in the same cemetery populations of different origins were buried, the identity of each being often difficult to establish. The wide variety of rituals and rites of burial can be an argument for this fact. The existence or nonexistence of a privileged ethnic groups is difficult to prove from the results of archaeological research, and unfortunately no historical sources are relevant. One thing is sure, the research of communities regarding their social organization is at the beginning, so the results are relatively modest. But, if we reach to know them, they may help us better understand the historical evolution of populations in this area, for sure.
  • Limba de redactare: română
  • Vezi publicația: Acta Musei Tutovensis
  • Anul publicaţiei: 2010
  • Referinţă bibliografică pentru nr. revistă: V; anul 2010
  • Paginaţia: 116-153
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