Cercetător ştiinţific III, dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor”, Craiova, al Academiei Române;
At Ghidici, Dolj County, on a surface of approximate 150 × 60 m, between the sand dunes and the Danube, at six km south from the village Ghidici, several prehistoric settlements were discovered. In the site “Balta Ţarovei I” several dwellings were dug; six of them belonged to the settlement Gârla Mare (L 1, L 3, L 4, L 5, L 6, L 11), two of them were considered the Bistreţ-Işalniţa type (L 2, L 9) and four were attributed to the Iron Age, three dwellings of Vârtop type (L 7, L 8, L 10) and L 12 during the period of Basarabi. The Hallstattian settlement from the point “Balta Ţarovei II” is situated at approximately 200 m east from the first site. Here a single dwelling was dug that contained Vârtop type pottery and superposed the level of dwelling from the Bronze Age. In the Ghidici settlements, bronze pieces characteristic of the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age were found: two knives, a lunula type pendant, two needles, one of which is Hülsenkopfnadel type, and a bronze wire.The two knives found in home no. 9 “Balta Ţarovei I” and dwelling no. 1 “Balta Ţarovei II” are Griffangelmesser type.
the Late Bronze Age, the Early Iron Age, metal objects, knives, pendant, needles.