For different reasons, during the last decades, the research of the La Tène cemeteries received more interest in comparison with the habitational sites of the same period. This trend still persist in the analyzed region. The chance of the settlements lies in the archaeological investigations involved by the construction of the highways. In this way the so formed gaps can be gradually filled.
The presented finds were unearthed during the framework of the A3 motorway excavation crossing the Transylvanian Basin. The site is located in the Middle Mures Region, on a plateau situated in one of the many guts of the river, with an approximative height of 20 meters above the lowland. The small number of archaeological features, dated to the middle phase of the La Tène, consist of two kilns and a sunken house. One of the kilns were heavily affected by the agricultural work, therefore we have no solid base to make statement about its original shape and dimensions. The better preserved one belongs to the bi-chambered updraught kiln-type. Its specialty lies in the fact that both of the flues are formed by stone slabs, material used also to reinforce the walls from the exterior side. The garment accessories and pottery fragments unearthed in the dwelling are serving a good chronological frame for the habitational phase. Another interesting aspect is the presence of the double S-Lyre stamped pottery, observed both in the dwelling and the pottery kiln. With 1,5 km eastern from this potter site another dwelling has been unearthed, where the afore-mentioned type of decorated pottery was also observed, proving the distribution of the locally manufactured pottery.
The type of kilns in discussion are one of those useful inventions of the Celts which were adopted and used for many decades later, not only by the Romans, but also the Gepidic and Avar population. The success of this kiln-type lies in its structure, which makes possible to control the quality and duration of firing, resulting in a uniform, high-quality vessel. Such kilns are well know in Western Europe and the neighboring areas, but until now, our discovery is the only one found and investigated in the Transylvanian Basin. Nevertheless, the situation must be the result of the current stage of the investigation, and hopefully the forthcoming unearthings and investigations will bring to light more finds.