Geographical position: Corneşti (old name Jadani) - Orţişoara village, Timiş County,
Banat region, Romania.
Location (Iarcuri “Center”): Latitude 45º 55´ 55˝ N, longitude 21º 14´ 16˝ E.
Elevation: 130 m above mean sea level.
General description: RAN Code 158047.01 (Romanian National Archaeological Repertory)
The site is situated in the South – Eastern part of the so called Pannonian Plain, in Vinga’s high plain area in the vicinity of the Western Carpathian Mountains at 17 km North of the modern town Timisoara.
Pannonian basin is surrounded by the Alps, the Balkan, the Carpathian and the Dinarides mountains.
Today, the Panonian plain is split between many countries: Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, Austria, Slovenia and Ukraine. From this point of view the archeological image of that region is unfortunately unclear because the cultural and political differences between these countries. Even if a lot of efforts have been made in the last 20 years, the wars, the economic crisis, the language obstacle and the differences in research systems and methodology have generate barriers in understanding the Prehistory and the History of Panonian basin.
In the last five years in the Western Romania area a lot of discoveries have been made using noninvasive research techniques, especially for the Bronze Age period.
This new discoveries associated with archaeological excavations done in Corneşti-Iarcuri (Szentmiklosi et al. 2011) and Sântana – Cetatea Veche (Gogâltan Florin, Sava Victor, 2010)changed the context and even the understanding of very large ramparts in the Western Romania.