Octavian Cristian Rogozea Discoveries Attributed to the Early Vinča Phase in Tărtăria “Gura Luncii” (Alba County). The 214 Preventive Archaeological Researches Performed on “Site 10B”
Georgeta El Susi Animal Bones from the Neolithic (Szakalhat) Levels at Uivar (Timiş County)
Victor Sava, Florin Mărginean, Adrian Ursuţiu The Eneolithic Cemetery in Pecica “Est” (Arad County)
Tünde Horváth Budakalasz, ein besonderer Bestattungsplatz der Badener Kultur. Kritische Anmerkungen zum Buch: Maria Bondar – Pal Raczky (Red.): The Copper Age cemetery of Budakalasz
Tobias L. Kienlin, Klára P. Fischl, Liviu Marta Exploring Divergent Trajectories in Bronze Age Landscapes: Tell Settlement in the Hungarian Borsod Plain and the Romanian Ier Valley
Călin Ghemiș The Late Bronze Age Gold Ring Discovered in Betfia (Bihor County, Romania)
Liliana Daniela Mateescu-Suciu Glass Recipients from Sarmizegetusa Regia. Unguentaria and Bottles
Horațiu Cociș The Rural Landscape of the Frontier of Dacia Porolissensis. A Case Study: the Northern Sector – territorium Arcoba(da)rense – The Valley of River Someșul Mare
Norbert Kapcsos Sarmatian graves from Pecica Site 18. Remarks upon the phenomenon of „isolated” graves from the Cris-Tisa-Mures region
Ioan Stanciu On Early Medieval Roasting Trays and their Presence in the Settlements from the North-Western Part of Romania
Călin Cosma, Adrian Bolog, Ovidiu Oargă Avar Graves Recently Discovered in Gambaș (Alba County) on the Spot Called “Ogoarele de jos”
Dan Băcueț-Crișan, Gruia Fazecaș, Doru Marta An Early Medieval Feature Discovered in Oradea – Salca “Ghețărie” (Petrom Gas Station)
Daniela Tănase, Gábor Bertók, Anita Kocsis, Balázs Major The location of Egres Cistercian monastery – Igriş (Timiș County), in the light of recent geophysical research
Florin Mărginean, Zsolt Csók, Keve László, Victor Sava Unveiling History. Archaeological Excavations in the Fortress of Ineu (Arad County)
Dorel Micle, Bogdan Alin Craiovan, Andrei Stavilă, Octavian-Cristian Rogozea The Times before Fischer’s Furniture Store. The Preventive Archaeological Researches in Sfântul Gheorghe Square 2–3, Timișoara (Timiş County)
Andrea Demjén, Florin Gogâltan The Ciuc-Ghimeș Quarantine (18th–19th Centuries). Archaeological Researches of the Former Customs Point “Cetatea Rakoczy”
Volumul de faţă cuprinde 1062 de scrisori, care, în intervalul 1930–1949, au circulat între Ion Muşlea şi respondenţii la chestionarele Arhivei de Folklor a Academiei Române. [...] Cu excepţia a douăsprezece scrisori, care au circulat între Ion Muşlea şi preotul profesor Victor Ioan Oprişu, publicate de Ioachim Lazăr, restul de o mie cincizeci sunt inedite, păstrate în cadrul Institutului „Arhiva de Folclor a Academiei Române”, în dosarele administrative ale primului director al Arhivei, sub eticheta „Ieşiri 1930–1948”.
Magic and witchcraft were part of the life of all communities throughout the entire human history. Besides modern theoretical approaches, which first appeared in the Victorian times and continued until today, magical practices are still considered useful means through which people could communicate with the supernatural beings, and sorcerers and witches are the intermediaries of this dialogue through their knowledge and abilities.
Ethnographic studies have provided numerous examples of magical rituals, illustrating the huge variety and complexity of the gestures and actions required by the aforementioned dialogue with the supernatural world. Likewise, ancient literary sources can help unveiling similar information regarding some of the past societies. However, this is not the case for many areas from temperate Europe and elsewhere during most of the ancient times. As a consequence, the archaeologists are called to provide at least partial reconstructions of the magical practices and their practitioners from the regions in question using the evidence they have uncovered.
It has to be noted that the archaeology of magic and witchcraft is not a new subject. There are several important contributions published around the world, which have proposed several methods of analysing and interpreting relevant archaeological evidence; many are mentioned in the introductive chapter. At the same time, a series of recent theoretical approaches taken over from cultural anthropology, for example those related to the “cultural” or “social life of things”, could offer useful instruments for interpreting archaeological data from the perspective of magic and witchcraft in past societies. (From „FOREWORD”)