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Strehaia site near Filiaşi

The site of Strehaia near Filiaşi, Oltenia district, Romania



Strehaia is a small town, about 25 km from Filiaşi on the Motru River, one of the three important rivers (Jiu, Motru, Gilort) in the area.

A teacher there collected neolithical tools from the area.

When the school of Ciochiutza, a village near Strehaia was rebuilt, most of the collection was destroyed. Here are a few of those which were saved from destruction.

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This photo shows an axe head, or possibly a tool used for splitting wood into planks or shingles, with a circular hole for the handle, as well as a similar broken tool. Metal tools of this shape are regularly used in Australia for splitting blocks of wood into firewood.

At the time of manufacture, there were metal tools being made, and stone tools were made with the same general shape suitable for metal.

Metal is able to withstand tension or compression. Rock is good under compression, but breaks relatively easily under tension. The piece looks as though it was nearly finished, but the hole is not yet perfectly cylindrical to take the handle.

I can imagine the frustration of the maker, to have put so much effort into a tool, and to have it break while putting the finishing touches.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe


strehaia
This stone shows evidence of grinding, possibly as a mortar, and there is a pestle shown with it.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe


strehaia
Handmade cup handle and another pottery object

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe






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