Cercetător ştiinţific III, dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor”, Craiova, al Academiei Române;
In the middle of the 20th century, was initiated an important project: the drawing up of the archaeological repertoire from Romania. Because this initiative proved to be extremely difficult, was considered to be useful the outlining of repertoires on counties or regions. In such a context is considered the attempt to gather the information that refers to the archaeological discoveries that belong to the Iron Age in Oltenia. The chronology of the Early Hallstatt from Oltenia has a first stage characterized by the grooved ceramics; it might be dated, in the absolute chronology, roughly, in the 12th – 11th centuries B.C. The second stage, with imprinted ceramics of Insula Banului – Gornea – Kalakača type is dated in the 10th – 9th centuries B.C., being followed by the Basarabi culture that begins the earliest at the end of the 9th century or the beginning of the 8th century.
Oltenia, Iron Age, ceramics, the archaeological discoveries.