Bulgarian and British team will study early European settlement

Archaeologists from Bulgaria and Great Britain are joining efforts to begin research in the area of the lower Danube River, concentrating on the 5th through 7th centuries. The goal of the project is to study "changes in lifestyle and social life in the transitional period from antiquity to the Middle Ages."

Experts say that life changed when tribal warriors from the steppes and Asia crossed the Danube and began settling in eastern Europe in the 7th century. Previously, life had concentrated around the Mediterranean Sea.