Three stone slabs were found by Romanian archaeologist Nicolae Vlassa , in the mid-20th century (1961) in Tărtăria (present-day Alba county , Transylvania ), Romania , ancient land of Dacia , inhabited by Dacians, which were a population who may have been related to the Getaes and Thracians . One of the slabs contains 4 groups of pictographs divided by lines. Some of the characters are also found in Ancient Greek , as well as in Phoenician , Etruscan , Old Italic and Iberian . The origin and the timing of the writings are disputed, because there are no precise evidence in situ , the slabs cannot be carbon dated, because of the bad treatment of the Cluj museum. There are indirect carbon dates found on a skeleton discovered near the slabs, that certifies the 5300–5500 BC period.
have issues with that ‘garam masala’. No coriander seed, please. Coriander seed powder is usually added individually, any more (from the GM) would be too much. However, ‘roasting’ (done in a tawa, not an oven, which most Indians would not have!) would provide Maillard reaction products, which would make the flavour darker. Roasting the other ingredients would only mean a lot of the flavour is lost! Bay leaves are not Indian, they are confused with leaves from Cassia trees. Bay has the same flavour compounds as green cardamom (1,8 Cineole) so it is pointless putting both bay and green cardamom in. Black cardamom is used mostly in N India, and not a general ingredient in common GM. Also lacking are cloves and mace!