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The sites of the Hallstatt Iron Age period, when normalised, are reasonably uniform apart from a reduced number of sites in Muntenia, the central Moldavian Carpathians and Oltenia.
The Hallstatt A (12-11th BC) and B (10-8th BC) corresponds to the late Bronze Age, Hallstatt C (7th BC) to the early Iron age, and Hallstatt D (6th BC) to the Iron age. The Hallstatt culture probably consisted of many different peoples and language groups. The variant is known as the Basarabi culture was present over much of Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Voivodina, and central Moldavia until Dnester River ~650 BC.
During this period the Greeks founded cities along the Black Sea coast and the first written records describe their encounters with the indigenous peoples.