Ana Cristina Hamat

Ana Cristina Hamat
with Szentmiklosi Alexandru, Bălărie Andrei

Archaeologist. Muzeul Banatului Montan Reșița.mbmresita

Paper title: Lighting devices dating from the medieval and post medieval period discovered in the modern city Timişoara (Romania).

Short CV:
Between 2005- 2011 I was working as a history teacher, and after that as an archaeologist for Muzeul de Etnografie și al Regimentului de Graniță Caransebeș from 2011 until 2013. Currently I am working- from 2013, as an archaeologist for the Muzeul Banatului Montan Reșița.


In 2014, the city of Timişoara benefited from a program for the rehabilitation of public spaces in the town center. On this occasion, an extended research took place on the center of the modern city, in the area located both within the medieval and post medieval fortress. Thus, the locations targeted by the archaeological research are Piaţa Unirii, Piaţa Libertăţii, Piaţa Sf. Gheorghe, Piaţa Ţarcului and the neighboring streets. Because of the archaeological excavation, they were discovered structures and complexes dating especially during the ottoman and austrian rule of this city. Among the materials that have been discovered in Piaţa Unirii and L. Blaga street, exist also lighting devices, four candlesticks and a pair of scissors used to cut candle wick. These findings are very important because they tell us about the private life of the inhabitants of the city and about the trade practiced between the city walls.