Objectives

1. Making of a database concerning the ancient and medieval settlements of the deltaic area.
2. Determination of the continuity-discontinuity relation between the boundaries of the deltaic area during the ancient and medieval periods.
3. Determination of the landscape potential: detailed analysis of the deltaic land morphology and the habitation potential.
4. Making of a database concerning GPS determinations of the human habitat resources.
5. Setting similarities and differences in an identical historical context, on European level or within the Mediterranean Sea hydrographic basin.
6. Restoral of the palaeoenvironment and its relationship with the human activity.
7. Evaluation of the anthropic alterations during the historical periods.
8. Correlation of archaeological, historical, cartographical, geological, geomorphological, climatological, hydrological, biogeographical and pedological data.
9. Establishing the global conclusions of the research.
10. Reflection, interpretation and modeling of data.
11. Editing the monograph report.

 

Our approach aims for the first time at dealing with the problematic related to the recent geomorphologic evolution of the Danube Delta connected to the development of the habitation areas during the Ancient and Medieval times. The main purpose of this project is to highlight, from a inter- and transdisciplinary perspective, the geomorphological and historical-archaeological evolution of the deltaic area. The character of a inter- and transdisciplinary fundamental-exploratory research is provided by the configuration of the promoted objectives and of the research methodology. This project aims at corroborating the archaeological, historical, cartographical, geological, geomorphological, climatological, hydrological, biogeographical and pedological data.