The extensive field surveys in the Bucium area will offer
basic informations for the location of the ancient mining,
ore concentration, smelting and habitation sites.
This part of our project will produce a complete inventory
of the ancient and modern mine workings still to be found
in the Bucium area. Extensive field surveys already started
in 2003 and continued in 2004. Aerial surveys are also planned
The land surveys will last every year from April till October
and will involve teams of volunteers led by proffesional archaeologists.
The assistance of 1-2 topographers will be asked periodically,
according to the results of the land surveys.
Each site presentation will consist of a short description,
a topographical map with the exact location of the site, photos
and the most important references, when the site was already
known. The inventory will be used to officialy demand the
protection of the future Mine Heritage Park of Bucium.