The present contribution is meant to be an attempt of analysis of the territorial dynamics of the human communities specific to the late Bronze Age (the Noua culture) of the Subcarpathian area of Moldavia. Th ere are pointed out a series of elements specific to the environment which directly influenced the density of the human habitats of the analyzed chronological segment, focusing on the characteristics of relief, hydrographic network and a series of natural resources (especially salt).
In order to sketch some viable observations, regarding the territorial dynamics, we analyzed several categories of finds: settlement and temporary habitations, funeral finds, metal finds. Mapping these archeological settlements and types of finds led to an uneven distribution within the analyzed space, fact explained by the different degree of archeological investigation, and also by the influence of the environmental factors. For instance, the high density of the settlements to the north of the Moldavian Subcarpathians might also be due to the abundance of salt sources in this area. Also, a considerable number of metal items is known in the central and northern part of the considered territory, a situation which can be connected to the existence of bronze circulation routes or to certain depositing practices.