napivzemlyanka

Following the archaeological research and diggings, traces of household constructions or dwellings were found of in the area of the Slavic settlements from Bucovina. Thorough archaeological research made it possible to reconstitute the type of Slavic villages and hamlets from the 8th and 9th century. A semi-underground hut from the 8th century is brought to your attention, reconstituted based on archaeological diggings performed in Revne village, Kiţmani District.
The hut is made of logs and includes a single room, with the lower part buried under ground. The beam walls are stable, due to some pillars buried under ground and which are reinforced by means of flutings carved in the wall. The roof is made of wooden logs of different diameters and it is coated with a layer of clay, for water and heating insulation. The ceiling is absent and the floor is made of clay. The entrance into the dwelling is made through some stairs carved in the ground, which include a small roof for protection against bad weather. The interior of this hut is very simple: on the right, in the back corner there is the oven – an indispensable piece for every dwelling. The oven is made of stone, without any binding material. This oven serves for heating the dwelling and to prepare the food. The oven smoke vents through the door or through a small window – a little opening in the wall. In the left corner, in the back, there is an earth bed, covered with hay and animal skins. By the door, there is a board for the vessel and simple wooden benches, which lean against small pillars dug onto the floor.