A group of Wikipedians have formed this project to better organize and improve the quality and accuracy in the articles related to ancient Dacia and primarily to the history of Dacians, Getae and Moesi.
This project and its subpages contain the suggestions of the participating Wikipedians and it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of others. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and review the Tasks below.
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Goals and Scope
The scope of the project includes the following elements:
- The time span: 1500 BC - 600 AD, with the core focus on the Classical times. This doesn't imply any support for Daco-Romanian continuity nor it denies it. It also doesn't imply that Dacians, Getae or Moesi appeared exactly in 1500 BC or disappeared in 600 AD. It simply provides a common sense time frame within which most known and reliable academic references to the mentioned people and space were made. References outside this time frame are scarce to non-existent.
- The space: The sum of Dacia (at Burebista's time) plus Moesia and Scythia Minor (after Roman conquest) where Dacians, Getae and Moesi where known to live, without implying a continuum or uniformity or that they are necessarily identical people. While closely related, Thrace is considered relatively distinct, at least linguistically. The related articles about Thrace, especially around the common culture, religion, warfare, are usually marked with low importance but not zero importance, and without implying that Dacians are Thracians or the other way around.
- The people: As Dacia was named after Daci, the Dacians are at the core focus, but others who lived in the same space, in various periods within the time span in scope, including Celts, Romans, Greeks, Germanic people, Sarmatians, Scythians, Illyrians, Thracians and others not mentioned here, are by no means excluded. Articles related to their contribution and interaction with Dacians, Getae and Moesi are very welcomed and encouraged.
- The culture: The core focus is the Paleo-Balkan culture, where religion, language, warfare, art had more or less enough commonality across the ancients in the space and time span defined in the scope. The other different cultures that existed or later migrated in the space are not excluded or their importance is not minimized in any way, but are not the core focus. There also are other specialized projects that focus on those cultures.
- The name: The name choice for the project doesn't imply that all the space or territory defined in the scope was only or entirely Dacian. It was chosen for simplicity and since it has more resonance than other possible choices.
Your input on greater clarification on the scope is greatly appreciated, if you wish to comment make a new section on our Talk page
We at WikiProject on Dacia work together to reach the following goals:
- Make the little known but important Dacian history available to the world.
- Increase the exposure and quality of Dacia related articles on Wikipedia.
- Improve every article in the category Dacia stubs.
- Ensure that every Dacia related article on Wikipedia is well written, comprehensive, factually accurate, appropriately referenced, neutral, and stable.
- Support other WikiProjects, groups, and editors, who are striving to achieve the same goals.
- Make resistance cars.
New Articles/Under works
Below is a list of newly created articles or articles under serious work. Feel free to add yours and ask for help.
Below is a list of articles not ready for prime time, which are kept in the project space. Some of them were already removed due to lack of notability or content. You can help expand them and bring them (back) to the main space. To avoid speedy deletion of new/incomplete articles or to try to reach WP:DYK with some articles, it is advised to create the articles first as subpages of Drafts or in your user space.
Pages with the prefix 'WikiProject_Dacia/Drafts' in the 'Wikipedia' and 'Wikipedia talk' namespaces:
- Use this Dacia bibliography. Please feel free to add your own references and bibliography, alphabetically.
Please help with our current collaboration on this subject: Dacian language
Since there are many possibilities and theories around Dacians and their language, we are proposing to all involved to use their creativity, knowledge and energy in creating separate articles for different language affinities.
It is suggested to avoid changing the main Dacian language article, the origins of Dacian tribes, the maps of Dacia and the Wikipedia language tree without prompting conversations on corresponding talk pages and thoroughly verifying sources. Please pay attention to not introduce original research and to keep a neutral point of view, per Wikipedia policies and guidelines.
As an alternative, it is suggested that you expand or create these articles, using as much academic evidence you can gather:
Once these separate articles went through scrutiny and review, please propose the addition of links or sections about the various theories into the main articles, and/or prompt collaborative discussion for changes to important maps.
Thanks for your support!
- Use this template at the TOP of an article's Talk page where the article relates to Dacia or Geto-Dacians. It is designed to help organize the articles and to direct people here. See the template's talk page for instructions on organizational usage.
- Put this template at the BOTTOM of significant articles, related to Dacia. For an example see Burebista.
- Add this to first section of the Top, High and Mid (select few) importance articles related to Dacia
- Put this template at the BOTTOM of articles about Dacian settlements, towns, cities and fortresses. For an example see Argidava.
- For Dacian fortified cities. See Argedava
- For Roman castra in Dacia and not only. See Porolissum
- For Dacia-related stub articles. See Rubobostes
- If you think someone you collaborate with might have an interest in this project, put this on his/her talk page.
- WikiProject Dacia userbox for members. Looks like this:
For more information on article assessments, or to make assessment requests, refer to the Assessment page.
Relevant categories for the project (see project Goals and Scope above):
Note: These categories are not used by bots. Those are here and are manually picked, since many category trees do not fully apply.
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