Prehistoric defensive settlements in today`s Poland were more common than archaeologists believed. Until recently, approx. 20 of them were known from the Neolithic and early Bronze Age. The latest research conducted in Małopolska showed that there were nearly twice as many.
115 years ago, on December 10, 1903, Maria Skłodowska-Curie and her husband Pierre Curie received the Nobel Prize in Physics. Eight years later - independently - Skłodowska received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, becoming the only woman awarded this distinction in two different fields.
Hunter from 8 thousand ago, whose remains were discovered more than half a century ago on the Narew River, had not been eaten as previously thought. He suffered a blow to the head but survived the event, researchers say after examining the remains under an electron microscope.
The first women in universities were assigned lower, administrative or less prestigious roles. That does not mean that their contribution, work and commitment were smaller, says Dr. Iwona Dadej, a historian from the Polish Academy of Sciences. 100 years ago, on November 28, 1918, Józef Piłsudski issued a decree on electoral law, in which active and passive suffrage was granted to women.
Archaeologists discovered a chaffinch skull in the mouth of a child buried about 200 years ago in Cave Tunel Wielki; another skull was found next to the child`s cheek. This is the only modern human skeleton discovered so far a cave in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland, the discoverers believe.