FRIDAY, 20 May 2016

- 10.00-15.00 - Welcome and registration of the participants

SESSION: 15.00 – 18.00


  • Cristian Schuster (Romania), From this World to the after World: considerations regarding the funerary inventory of the Bronze Age burials from Southern Romania
  • Radu Băjenaru (Romania), New data on Tumulus 5 at Medgidia
  • Alexandra Comsa (Romania), The children in the Monteoru culture. An anthropological Overview
  • Alin Frînculeasa (Romania), The Câmpina Cemetery (Prahova County) and the Late Bronze Age in Northern Wallachia
  • Valeriu Cavruc (Romania), Buried in the settlement. Case study: The Bronze Age graves in the Păuleni site

- Discussions

- 18.00-Official Opening Ceremony of the 15th International Colloquium

- Speakers: officials, organizers and participants
- Book presentation:

  • Istros, XXI/2016. In Honorem Valerii Sîrbu (Prof. dr. Cristian Schuster)
  • V. Sîrbu, C. Borangic, Le poignard sica au nord du Danube (200 av. J.-C.-106 ap. J.-C.). Sémiotique martiale du pouvoir, Brăila (Dr. Maria-Magdalena Ștefan)

- 19.30 – Dinner

SATURDAY, 21 May 2016

SESSION: 9.00-13.00

  • Katarina Dmitrović, Marija Ljuština (Serbia), Towards Reconstruction of the Bronze Age Funerary Ritual in Western Serbia
  • Marija Ljuština, Katarina Dmitrović (Serbia), The Right or Merit to Be Buried? A Contribution to Social Aspects of the Bronze Age Funerary Practice in Western Serbia
  • Lyubava Konova (Bulgaria), Warrior’s grave from Novo Selo, region of Stamboliyski. Some new aspects of the funerary rituals and inventory of the Early Iron Age “chieftain” graves in Thracia

- 10.30-10.45. Coffee break


  • Valeriu Sîrbu, Diana Dăvîncă (Romania), Children Burials in Northern Thracian Settlements during the Iron Age.
  • Dragoș Măndescu (Romania), The Necropolis from Valea Stânii (Argeș County) and a Comparative Approach to the Late Hallstatt Ferigile Group Features
  • Ion Niculiţă, Aurel Zanoci, Mihail Băţ (Rep. of Moldova), Funeral constructions and rituals - indicators of social differentiation in the area East of the Prut in the 6th-3rd centuries BC
  • Diana Dimitrova (Bulgaria), Burial Practices V-IV c. BC. According to the Archaeological Excavations of Tumuli in the Region of Upper Tundzha River (Where the River Turns Shartly to the South)

- Discussions

- 13.00-14.30.Lunch

CHAIRPERSON: Prof. dr. Cristian Schuster

  • Maria-Magdalena Ștefan, Valeriu Sîrbu, Dan Ștefan (Romania), Decoding the monumental funerary space of Hellenistic Kallatis. Tumuli, roads and plots
  • Anca Ganciu (Romania), Philippe Charlier (France), Reinhumation in the Getic world, “worshiping ancestors” or a special funeral ritual
  • Tomasz Bochnak, Katarzyna Skowron (Pologne), « Les sépultures invisibles » dans la culture de Przeworsk – deux pistes d’interprétation à partir des données de sciences naturelles

- 16.30. Coffee break
CHAIRPERSON: Aris Tsaravopoulos

  • Dina Papathanasiou, Aris Tsaravopoulos (Greece), Discussion on burial customs in a “cemetery” of south-eastern Attica, Greece
  • Evangelos Kroustalis, Gely Fragou (Greece), Excavations on the Acropolis of Paliocastro on the island of Kythera, Greece: Investigating the Relation between the Settlement and the Cemetery
  • Liana Oța, Valeriu Sirbu (Romania), Close to the Limes – Sarmatians from Wallachia, Moldavia and Banat

- Discussions

- 20.00 – Dinner

SUNDAY, 22 May 2016

CHAIRPERSON: Prof. dr. Valeriu SÎRBU
- International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISPP) - 30th Commission: Mortuary Practices in Prehistory and Protohistory
- Official closing ceremony of the International Colloquium.

- 9.00 – 12.00 – Documentary trip in Brăila County

- 12.30-13.30. Lunch

- Departure of the participants