Buzău County Museum, a culture and research institution operating under the authority of the Buzău County Council, based in Buzău, Aleea Castanilor, no. 1, Buzău County, legally represented by Dr. Daniel Costache, as Manager, organizes, with the support of Buzău County Council, in collaboration with the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Studies (UISPP) and the Institute of Archeology Vasile Pârvan Bucharest, Colloquium International with the theme:
“Bronze and Iron Ages in Eurasia: Rituals and Grave Goods as Possible Markers of the Social Identity of the Dead ”.
The program of the colloquium, held between October 17-20, 2019, includes 23 papers, with 31 authors, from six countries: Romania, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia and Bulgaria.
Buzău thus becomes the city in Romania where the most international colloquia took place (2004, 2009, 2012, 2014) under the auspices of the XXX Commission of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISPP), the most prestigious professional organization of archaeologists in everyone, thus joining the elite of the scientific centers that hosted such events.
The colloquium's work aims to answer a number of questions about how the burial rites and rituals performed by ancient communities and the goods deposited in graves reflect the "identity of the dead" in the afterlife and the social status of those.
The official opening of the colloquium will take place on October 17, 2019, at 16.00, at the Buzău County Museum.