Publication list


(* = corresponding author)


  1. Ionescu C.*, Hoeck V. (2020) Ceramic technology. How to investigate surface finishing. Archaeological and Anthropological Science, 12(9): Art. 204;
  2. Gliozzo E., Fantozzi P.L., Ionescu C. (2020) Old recipes, new strategies: Paleoenvironment, georesources, building materials, and trade networks in Roman Tuscany (Italy). Geoarchaeology, 35(5):678–700;
  3. Borgers B., Ionescu C.*, Willems S., Barbu-Tudoran L., Bernroider M., Clotuche R. (2020) Continuity and diversity of Roman pottery production at Famars (northern France) in the 2nd-4th centuries AD: insights from the pottery waste. Archaeological and Anthropological Science, 12(9): Art. 221;
  4. Parlak O., Bağcı U., Rızaoğlu T., Ionescu C., Önal G., Höck V., Kozlu H. (2020) Petrology of ultramafic to mafic cumulate rocks from the Göksun (Kahramanmaraş) ophiolite, Southeast Turkey. Geoscience Frontiers, 11(1):109–128;
  5. Giurgiu-Enea A., Ionescu C.*, Hoeck V., Tămaş T., Roman C. (2019) An archaeometric study of Eneolithic pottery from a cave (Romania). Clay Minerals, 54(3):255–268; doi: 10.1180/clm.2019.35.
  6. Rey Solé M.M., Ionescu C., Ciuta M., Mureşan-Pop M., Simon V. (2019) Preliminary archaeometric investigation on Middle Neolithic siliceous tools from Limba-Oarda de Jos (Transylvania, Romania). Journal of Lithic Studies, 6(1):1–17; doi:2218/jls.3020.
  7. Khramchenkova R., Ionescu C.*, Sitdikov A., Kaplan P., Gál Á., Gareev B. (2019) A pXRF in situ study of 16th–17th century fresco paints from Sviyazhsk (Tatarstan Republic, Russian Federation). Minerals, 9 (2): 114;
  8. Ionescu C.*, Fischer C, Hoeck V., Lüttge A. (2019) Discrimination of ceramic surface finishing by vertical scanning interferometry. Archaeometry, 61(1):31–42; doi:1111/arcm.12410;
  9. Gál Á., Ionescu C.*, Bajusz M., Codrea V.A., Hoeck V., Barbu-Tudoran L., Simon V., Mureșan-Pop M., Csók Zs. (2018) Composition, technology and provenance of Roman pottery from Napoca (Cluj-Napoca, Romania). Clay Minerals, 53(4):621–641; doi:10.1180/clm.2018.47.
  10. Giurgiu A., Ionescu C., Hoeck V., Tămaş T., Roman C., Crandell O.N. (2017) Insights into the raw materials and technology used for producing Copper Age ceramics in the Southern Carpathians (Romania). Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 9:1259–1273; doi:1007/s12520-016-0322-3.
  11. Crandell O., Ionescu C., Mirea P. (2016) Neolithic and Chalcolithic stone tools used in ceramics production: Examples from the south of Romania. Journal of Lithic Studies, 3(1):241–258;
  12. Coman C., Chiriac C.M., Robeson M.S., Ionescu C., Dragoş N., Barbu-Tudoran L., Andrei A-S., Banciu H.L., Sicora C., Podar M. (2015) Structure, mineralogy and microbial diversity of geothermal spring. Microbialites associated with a deep oil drilling in Romania. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6: 253; doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00253.
  13. Ionescu C.*, Hoeck V., Crandell O.N., Šaric K. (2015) Burnishing versus smoothing in ceramic surface finishing: A SEM study. Archaeometry, 57(1):18–26; doi:1111/arcm.12089.
  14. Ionescu C.*, Hoeck V., Gruian C., Simon V. (2014) Insights into the EPR characteristics of heated carbonate-rich illitic clay. Applied Clay Science97-98:138–145; doi:1016/j.clay.2014.05.023.
  15. Jurje M., Ionescu C.*, Hoeck V., Kovacs M. (2014) Geochemistry of Neogene quartz andesites from the Oaş and the Gutâi Mountains, Eastern Carpathians (Romania): A complex magma genesis. Mineralogy and Petrology, 108(1):13–32; doi: 1007/s00710-013-0282-6.
  16. Hoeck V., Ionescu C.*, Metzner-Nebelsick C., Nebelsick L.D. (2012) Mineralogy of the ceramic slags from the Bronze Age funerary site in Lapus, NW Romania. Geological Quarterly, 56(4):649–664; doi:7306/gq.1047.
  17. Gasinski M.A., Hoeck V., Slaczka A., Ionescu C.* (2012) Early Eocene age of a sandstone from the Buntmergel Formation (Gresten Klippen Zone, Lower Austria). Geological Quarterly,56(4):845–852; doi:7306/gq.1063.
  18. Roberston A.H.F., Ionescu C., Hoeck V., Koller F., Onuzi K., Bucur I.I., Ghega D. (2012) Emplacement of the Jurassic Mirdita Ophiolites (Southern Albania): Evidence from associated clastic and carbonate sediments. International Journal of Earth Science101(6):1535–1558;
  19. Ionescu C.*, Hoeck V. (2011) Firing-induced transformations in Copper Age ceramics from NE Romania. European Journal of Mineralogy23(6):937–958; doi:1127/0935-1221/2011/0023-2147.
  20. Turbanti Memmi I., Ionescu C., Schussler U. (2011) Mineralogical sciences and archaeology. European Journal of Mineralogy23(6):847–848; doi:1127/0935-1221/2011/0023-2162.
  21. Pop D., Ionescu C., Forray F., Tămaş C.G., Benea M. (2011) ‘Transylvanian gold’ of hydrothermal origin: an EMPA study from an archaeological provenancing perspective. European Journal of Mineralogy23(6):911–923;
  22. Slaczka A., Hoeck V., Ionescu, C.(2011) Mesozoic slope aprons in the North East Tauern Window (Austria). Austrian Journal Earth Science, 104(2):58–72.
  23. Ionescu C.*, Hoeck V., Ghergari L. (2011) Electron microprobe analysis of ancient ceramics: A case study from Romania. Applied Clay Science,53(3):466–475; doi:1016/j.clay.2010.09.009.
  24. Fritsch E., Ionescu C.*, Simon V., Nagy S., Pora-Nagy K., Rotea M. (2010) 5th century garnet jewelry from Romania. Gems & Gemology46(4):316–318 (Gem News International).
  25. Hoeck V., Ionescu C.*, Balintoni I. (2010) Reply to D. Pana’s discussion on “The Eastern Carpathians ‘ophiolites’ (Romania): remnants of a Triassic ocean” [Lithos 108(2009) 151–171]. Lithos, 115:283–287; doi:1016/j.lithos.2009.10.014.
  26. Ionescu C.*, Hoeck V., Tomek C., Koller F., Balintoni I., Beşuţiu L. (2009) New insights into the basement of the Transylvanian Depression (Romania). Lithos,108:172–191;
  27. Hoeck V., Ionescu C.*, Balintoni I., Koller F. (2009) The Eastern Carpathians „ophiolites”: Remnants of a Triassic ocean. Lithos,108:151–171; doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2008.08.001.
  28. Constantinescu B., Bugoi R., Cojocaru V., Radtke M., Calligaro T., Salomon J., Pichon L., Röhrs S., Ceccato D., Oberländer-Târnoveanu E., Ionescu C., Pop D. (2009) Dacian bracelets and Transylvanian gold: ancient history and modern Analyses. ArchéoSciences, 33:221–225; doi:4000/archeosciences.2234
  29. Hoeck V., Slaczka A., Ionescu C.(2009) Der Nordrand der Hohen Tauern.  Mitt. Oberrhein. Geol. Ver., N.F. 91:277–316, 12 Abb., Stuttgart.
  30. Iancu O.G., Ionescu C., Topa D. (2005) Petrological and geochemical classification of the Sopot chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science40(9):A71–
  31. Ionescu C.*, Ghergari, L. (2002) Modelling and firing technology – reflected in the textural features and the mineralogy of the ceramics from Neolithic sites in Transylvania (Romania). Geologica Carpathica(Sp. Iss., CD), vol. 53, 6 pp.
  32. Ghergari L., Ionescu C.* (2000) The hydrograndite and magnesioferrite in the Budureasa area, Romania: genetical implications. Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie Monatshefte, Jg. 2000(11):481–



  1. Ionescu C., Höck V. (2017) Electron microprobe analysis (EMPA). In: The Oxford Handbook for Archeological Ceramic Analysis. (Hunt A.M.W., ed.), Chapter 17, pp. 288-304, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-019-968-153-2. 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199681532.013.17.
  2. Ionescu C., Simon V. (2015) On the provenance of raw amber fragments from Porolissum. In: Opreanu C.H. and Lazarescu V.-A., A Roman frontier market place at Porolissum in the light of numismatic evidence. Contribution to the knowledge of the Roman limes economy. Editura Mega, ISBN: 978-606-543-648-0, pp. 136-139.
  1. Hoeck V., Ionescu C., Onuzi K. (2014) The Southern Albanian ophiolites. CBGA 2014 Field trip FT 5. Buletini i Shkencave Gjeologjike, Vol. 6, 48 pp.
  2. Ionescu C.,Hoeck, V. (2012) Mineralogia si chimismul ceramicii fine de tip Cucuteni de la Ruginoasa. In: Lazarovici M. & Lazarovici Gh. (eds.), Ruginoasa-Dealul Draghici. Monografie arheologica. Bibliotheca Archaeologica Moldaviae XX (Editura Universitatii AIC Iași și  Karl A. Romstorfer, pp. 193-208. ISBN 978-606-93329-0-0; [Mineralogy and chemistry of Cucuteni-type fine ceramics from Ruginoasa; in Romanian, with English and German abstracts.  pp. 193-208.]
  3. Ionescu C., Hoeck V. (2010) Mesozoic ophiolites and granitoids in the Apuseni Mts. RO2 Field trip guide, IMA-2010 Budapest. Acta Mineralogica et Petrographica (Szeged). Field Guide Series20: 1-45; HU ISSN 0324-6523, HU ISSN 2061-9766
  4. Koller F., Hoeck V., Meisel T., Ionescu C., Onuzi K., Ghega D. (2006) Cumulates and gabbros in Southern Albanian ophiolites: their bearing on the tectonic setting. In: Robertson, A.H.F. & Mountrakis, D. (eds.) Tectonic development of the Eastern Mediterranean region. Geological Society London, Sp. Publ.260: 267-299, London. DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2006.260.01.12
  5. Ionescu C., Hoeck V. (2008) Asupra compozitiei si originii granatilor din cerceii si catarama din mormantul Franziska de la Potaissa (Turda, Romania) [About the composition and origin of garnets mounted in the earrings and buckle from Franziska tomb from Potaissa (Turda, Romania)]. Zusammensetzung und herkunft der granate der Ohrringe und einer Gurtelschnalle aus dem grab der Franziska aus Potaissa (Turda, Rumanien). In: Barbulescu, M., Mormantul princiar germanic de la Turda (The Germanic princely tomb from Turda). Das germanische Furstengrab von Turda. 295-310 (+ 3 pl.). Edit. Tribuna Cluj-Napoca.  (In Romanian and German).
  6. Ionescu C., Ghergari L. (2007) Mineralogical and petrographic features of the Roman ceramics from Napoca(In Romanian, in original: Caracteristici mineralogice şi petrografice ale ceramicii romane de la Napoca). In: Rusu-Bolindet, V., Ceramica romana din Napoca. Biblioteca Mvsei NapocensisXXV: 434-462.  Mega Cluj-Napoca, ISBN 978-973-1868-08-0.
  7. Ionescu C., Tamas C. (2003) Geological field trip guide: Apuseni Mts., Southern Carpathians and Baia Mare district (Romania), July-August 2003. Babes-Bolyai Univ. Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and Technical University of Muenchen (Germany). ClujUniversity Press, 70 p., ISBN 973-610-209-2.
  8. Ionescu C. (2001) Gemological expertise (in Romanian, in original: Expertiza gemologica). Presa Universitara Clujeana,342 p., Cluj-Napoca. ISBN 973-595-083-9.
  9. Ionescu C.(1999) Brucite-Mg(OH) Mineralogy and mineralogenesis. Brucite deposits in Romania (in Romanian, in original: Brucitul-Mg(OH)2. Mineralogie si mineralogeneza. Zacaminte de brucit din Romania). Edit. Didact. Pedag., 156 p., Bucharest. ISBN 973-30-9673-3.



  1. Beqiraj A., Ionescu C., Christofides G., Uta A., Beqiraj Goga E., Marku S. (Eds.) (2014) Proceedings XX Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association, Sept. 24-26 2014 Tirana. Buletini i Shekencave Gjeologjike, Sp. Iss., vol. 1 Special Sessions, 481 pp.
  2. Beqiraj A., Ionescu C., Christofides G., Uta A., Beqiraj Goga E., Marku S. (Eds.) (2014) Proceedings XX Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association, Sept. 24-26 2014 Tirana. Buletini i Shekencave Gjeologjike, Sp. Iss., vol. 2 General Sessions, 488 pp.
  3. Hein I., Biro K., Buxeda i Garrigós J., Day P., Ionescu C., Kilikoglu V., Maggetti M. and Waksman Y. (Eds.) (2013) Ancient Ceramics – Analysis and Components. Applied Clay Science, vol. 82,  1-134. (Elsevier).
  4. Memmi-Turbanti I.,Ionescu C., Schuessler U. () (2011) Mineralogical sciences and archaeometry. European Journal of Mineralogy, vol. 23 (6), p. 1-162  (E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung Stuttgart)
  5. Ionescu C., Hoeck V. (Eds.) (2009) Geology for society: Education and cultural heritage. The 16thMeeting of the Association of European Geological Societies, July 9-13 2009, Cluj-NapocaStudia Universitatis Babes-BolyaiGeologia54 (1), 64 pp.
  6. Ionescu C., Hoeck V. (Eds.) (2009) Geology for society: Education and cultural heritage. The 16thMeeting of the Association of European Geological Societies, July 9-13 2009, Cluj-Napoca. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, 54 (2), 51 pp.
  7. Ionescu C.,Bedelean H., Hoeck V. (Eds.) (2009) Geology for society: Education and cultural heritage. Proceedings of the 16th Meeting of the Association of European Geological Societies – MAEGS16, July 9-13 2009, Cluj-Napoca. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Geologia, Special Issue, 203 p.
  8. Ionescu C., Hoeck V. (Eds.) (2003) Proceedings and abstracts of the VIth International Symposium on Mineralogy. Studia Universitatis Babes-BolyaiSp. Issue, 150 p., Cluj-Napoca. ISSN 1221-0803.