Cornesti-Iarcuri - a Bronze Age town in the Romanian Banat?
Heeb, Julia Maria
A massive Late Bronze Age fortified settlement in Central Europe has been the subject of a new and exemplary investigation by excavation and site survey. This prehistoric enclosure, nearly 6km across, had a complex development, dense occupation and signs of destruction by fire. It can hardly be other than a capital city playing a role in the determinant struggles of its day — weighty and far reaching events of the European continent now being chronicled by archaeology.
Funding for the project has been provided by the Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung, K¨oln, the County Council of Timis¸ and the Muzeul Banatului Timis¸oara.
©2011 Antiquity Publications
Vol. 85, No. 329, pp. 819-838