The historical development of settlements in Huşi Depression (North-Eastern Romania)


  • Elena Chirilă–Acatrinei Faculty of History and Geography, “Ştefan cel Mare” University Suceava, Romania
  • Vasile Efros Faculty of History and Geography, “Ştefan cel Mare” University Suceava, Romania
  • Radu Gabriel Pîrnău Romanian Academy, Department of Iaşi – Geography Group, Romania


Huşi Depression, archeology, population, settlements


The problem of the formation and evolution of prehistoric rural settlements up to the feudal period has been the subject of many papers in the fields of "settlement geography" or "settlement archeology". In recent years, significant progress has been made in this regard by analyzing complex physical-geographical and historical factors that have influenced housing, by making use of integrated archaeological, historical, ethnographic, geographic, anthropological data, thereby achieving important results on the natural and socio-economic conditions in which settlements appeared and developed. In this paper, the historical evolution of the process of populating the settlement system in the Huşi Depression between the early Neolithic period and feudalism (which corresponds to the formation and development of Romanian medieval village) was analyzed by consulting historical papers, archaeological reports and the cartographic materials accompanying such works.

DOI: 10.15551/lsgdc.v42i0.10