Rotary VARANA Club Focsani’ s members participated together with the members from Rotary Barlad to the official opening of the Archaeological Camp Polocin, seventh edition, which will run from 25 July to 6 August 2015. Eight students from the “Al. I. Cuza” Iasi University and the “Lower Danube” Galati University , along with school and university students from Turkey, Poland, France, Spain, Italy, Denmark and the US will continue excavations at the site of Polocin from Pogonesti village, Vaslui county. The camp is organized by the Rotary Club from Barlad and led by Mircea Mamalaucă, director of the “Vasile Parvan” Museum in Barlad.
The site in which runs the camp is renowned because here were discovered important remains. In 2002, excavations have brought to the surface 14 graves (five of cremation and nine of inhumation). A year later, the researches were extended and it were discovered other 21 graves, in some of them were found intact objects and well preserved (pottery, a glass, a small bowl, an axle disk of clay, two bronze fibulae, an antler comb and a blue necklace of glass beads). These findings can be seen at the “Vasile Parvan” Museum in Barlad. In 2013 and 2014 they were discovered four surface dwellings dating from the fourth century, Santana de Mures culture – Cerneahov.
The program established by the organizers of the camp includes a series of activities designed to introduce the young participants in the mysteries of archeology,to discover archaeological techniques, to visiti the site of Polocin, but the most important part of the time will be devoted to archaeological research.
Rotary VARANA Club members support the initiative of their colleagues from the Rotary Club of Barlad, which is to continue this very interesting and useful camp in discovering relics and historical detail, dating back hundreds or thousands of years, details that define life and evolution of our ancestors on these lands.