New radiocarbon dates for the Criş site of Sacarovca I (Moldova)




Early Neolithic, radiocarbon dating, Bayesian modelling, early farming colonization, indigenous foragers


Four new AMS radiocarbon dates shed new light on the chronology of one of the easternmost sites of the Criş culture. The conventional dating efforts had yielded indecisive results, while the new results correspond well to the typo-chronological position of the site (Criş IV) and the chronology of other sites with similar finds. The comparison with the nearby para-Neolithic sites demonstrated that the establishment of the para Neolithic way of life (foragers equipped with pottery) in the region happened several centuries before the spread of early farmers of the Criş culture into Moldova.


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How to Cite

Kiosak, D., Dergaciov, V. A., Szidat, S., & Tinner, W. (2023). New radiocarbon dates for the Criş site of Sacarovca I (Moldova). Sprawozdania Archeologiczne, 75(1), 175–182.



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