Recently , we shared with you some recent discoveries in Romania, from various periods. Apparently there is room for more, as the biggest house from the pre-Cucuteni period, 5200-5100 BC was just found in Baia, Suceava. Experts from the Cambridge University support this research, seeking to identify how the grain trade between China and Europe was made at that time.
The discovery is extremely important, as it confirms the existence of the pre-Cucuteni first phase. A similar archaeological discovery, from the same period, was made in 1951.
Emil Ursu, Bucovina’s Museum Director, said that the site will be dated using Carbon 14 into a laboratory in Germany.
The house discovered at Baia is approximately 92 square meters, the largest ever found from the pre-Cucuteni culture. This is important especially considering that similar large houses are specific of the Cucuteni period, one thousand years later. At the current site there were also discovered several mills, which prove that the processing of grain was important during that period. This attracted a team of experts from the Cambridge University, who started their studies in China, and aim to understand exactly how the exchange between farmers was done in that period.
Catalin Nechifor, Suceava County Council President, highlighted another important element connected to this discovery. This new found site only goes to reinforce the fact that Romanians have roots in this area, roots that go way back in time.