Preliminary research results suggest that people living 2000 years ago in the territories of today's Poland were not an isolated group; it does not appear that their DNA was significantly different from the DNA of populations living in the same period in western Europe - report researchers from Poznań, working on the genetic "portrait" of our ancestors.
The oldest remains of the ancient city of Nea Paphos in Cyprus have been discovered by Warsaw archaeologists during excavations. Approximately 2.4 thousand years old fragments of walls and floors are located in the part of the city inhabited by the richest.
Did the invasion of the barbarians, which eventually caused the fall of the Roman Empire, contribute to the abandonment of the Roman fort Tibiscum in the ancient Dacia (now western Romania)? Or maybe it was the wild, untamed river? Polish scientists do not exclude the latter possibility.
Analysis of the bone remains leads to conclusions about the social life in ancient Mesopotamia. It seems, for example, that physical violence in the area was less common than suggested by historical sources - argues Dr. Arkadiusz Sołtysiak.
Scientists will prepare a virtual reconstruction of the village Zabrost Wielki (Gross Sobrost) from 1917, located in the Warmia-Mazury province. This is the first project in Poland, in which such a broad spectrum of laser documentation technologies will be used - project initiators say.
For six years, Kraków archaeologists have been studying 800 years old remains of houses, towers and stone circles in Colorado in the US. Indians believe that these buildings are still inhabited by the spirits of their ancestors, and should not be disturbed without good reason.
The salt mines in Bochnia and Wieliczka will jointly organize by the International Conference of Mining and Underground Museums in 2018. On Thursday, the directors of the two mines signed an agreement to that effect - told PAP Anna Włodarska from the Wieliczka salt mine.
Some predators that prey on molluscs make holes in their shells, very similar to the holes in the shells found by archaeologists at the sites associated with prehistoric people. Scientists from Poznań and Liverpool recently investigated this issue.
Raw materials were being mined in Upper Silesia already 12 thousand years ago. These are the conclusions of scientists who in recent years have studied bogs in Miasteczko Śląskie near Tarnowskie Góry. They found prehistoric traces of industrial activity.
A lone, forgotten grave in a forest near Konstantynów in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. Archaeologists who excavated the bones say that the deceased was a young, well-kept man, shot in the head. His feet were bitten by wild animals. There were no objects or pieces of clothing near the remains. A mob hit perhaps?