The discoveries belonging to the Iron Age from the patrimony of the Buzău County Museum can be framed chronologically between 700 BC - 106 AD.

From the data we have so far, it appears that the findings belong the first Iron Agethey are quite few and seem to reflect a poor living in the Buzău area. Most of the artifacts discovered come from isolated graves or represent weapons and harness, which would highlight the presence of nomadic populations. The most significant discoveries come from isolated tombs. Among them we mention the inventories of the cremation graves from Izvorul Dulce, com Merei, which dates around 700 BC and from Năeni - Colarea, dated in sec. V a. Chr.

Artifacts belonging the second age of iron highlight the material and spiritual culture of the Getic dava from Cârlomăneşti- stronghold, the sacred precinct of Pietroasa Mică– Gruiu Dării and the fortress from Târcov, com. Pârscov.

The most interesting pieces come from the archeological research carried out in the Getic dava from Cârlomăneşti- stronghold Verneşti commune, important political, economic and cultural-religious center of the Geto-Dacians from the Buzău area.

Archaeological excavations have revealed numerous buildings and household annexes (hearths, pits), of which there are three large buildings that had an important role from a religious point of view for the community here. The archeological material discovered is extremely rich and consists of: pottery, hand-crafted wheels, tools, utensils, weapons, ornaments, harness and a hoard of silver coins.

Of particular importance, among the discoveries from Cârlomăneşti are the fragments of zoomorphic and anthropomorphic statuettes, which appear in very large numbers (several hundred). The pieces, modeled from clay, represent wolves, wild boars, deer, deer, its birds while anthropomorphic statuettes depict armed men on horseback. These statuettes seem to represent deities, or their attributes, being displayed in public buildings for worship. Another interesting discovery is a fragment of a supply vessel inscribed in Greek, in which a Geto-Dacian king is mentioned.

Discoveries in the sacred precinct of Pietroasa Mică– Gruiu Dării, com. Pietroasele, reflects important aspects of the spiritual life of the Geto-Dacians. The enclosure is placed on an imposing promontory, surrounded by three steep sides, being fortified with an impressive stone wall. This type of monument is unique so far in the Geto-Dacian world, representing a special place where various rituals and offerings dedicated to the gods and the deceased took place. In all probability, the sacred enclosure from Gruiu Dării was an important regional center of worship for the Geto-Dacian communities in the area of the Carpathian curve.

Inside the enclosure were discovered small mounds in which were deposited numerous artifacts specific to the Geto-Dacian era such as: ceramic vessels, ornaments, accessories, household tools and utensils, weapons, harness, most such deposits had rings at the base. , some of them with fireplaces inside.

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