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Simona LAZĂR, Contribuţia lui C. S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor la cercetarea preistorică din Oltenia (The Contribution of C. S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor Oltenia Prehistoric Research)

SIMONA LAZĂR
Cercetător ştiinţific III, dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C. S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” din Craiova, al Academiei Române;
E-mail: simonalazar@yahoo.com

Abstract
C. S. Nicolaescu-Plopşor (1900-1968) is the figure of a scholar with multiple concerns in scientific research, as an archaeologist, historian, anthropologist, folklorist and ethnographer, geographer. The concerns of literary art in which he proved a real talent are not neglected. He was among the first researchers who argued for multidisciplinary research approach in terms of archeology. There were large excavations on archaeological sites of the time, Rast, Verbicioara, Ohaba Ponor, Herculane, Nandru, Baia Mare, Peştera in Dobrogea, Bicaz Ceahlau Mitoc, Ripiceni in Moldova, Porţile de Fier etc. Research done in the Olt Valley, Arges, Olteţului, Dârjovului bring s new information on the early Paleolithic. He was interested in cave drawings and in the discovery of traces of prehistoric material from about 120 caves in northern Oltenia and southern Transylvania. For his merits was a member of the Romanian Academy and the International Institute of Anthropology. He died on May 30, 1968, leaving behind a remarkable scientific and institutional work.

Keywords
scientific research, early Paleolithic, cave drawings, archaeological site

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