One of the principal aspects of the French-Romanian collaboration program on the Hârsova tell aims at setting up a method of detailed stratigraphic excavation, making it possible to read, interpret and record the information contained in the stratigraphy of the site.

Some of these methods have since been used throughout France and in a number of other European countries where complex urban sites, or other sites, contain layers of evidence representing multiple periods of human occupation.
These methods differ in their technical approach (location systems or the collection of data) but are all founded on the same principles. The system implemented at Hârsova is derived from methods developed at the Winchester site in England, at the end of the Sixties, and continually developed on the Tours site in France up until the Eighties.