In the Eastern Desert in Sudan, Polish archaeologists have found 500,000 years old traces of the presence of Homo erectus. According to the discoverers, it is a proof of existence of an unknown migration route of this species beyond the continent.
The first woman in the world who opened a female pharmacy, the first to obtain a license for her own pharmacy in Poland, a social activist - Antonina Leśniewska, patron of the Warsaw Museum of Pharmacy. She was a unique figure, says the manager of the institution, Iwona Arabas.
Archaeologists discovered bones of a bear`s paw in the grave, in which a man with a child was buried approx. 4.5 thousand years ago. It is a surprise for archaeologists - carcasses of domesticated animals were usually placed in burials from that period. The discovery was made near Sandomierz.
By joining in the structures of the Church with the centre in Rome, not in Constantinople, Mieszko I decided that we consider ourselves a part of the West, not the East, says Prof. Przemysław Urbańczyk from the Cardinal Wyszyński University and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The archaeologist researches the beginnings of the Polish state.
According to scientists, woman`s remains that fell out of the cliff in Bagicz (Zachodniopomorskie) along with a wooden log in which they were deposited, are 2 thousand years old. Researchers also determined that - despite her Pomeranian or the Baltic Islands origin - the diet of the deceased had not included sea fish.
Exchange of traditional correspondence between elderly residents of nursing homes and volunteers can improve the mental state of the elderly. For this idea called "Letters to a Friend", first year nursing student Paulina Pergoł was awarded the prestigious Queen Silvia Nursing Award (QSNA).
Every year, archaeologists discover tens of thousands of fragments of vessels in Poland, which usually help determining the age of archaeological sites. That is not all: their more detailed analysis allows to learn more about the old methods used by potters, says Albin Sokół from the Archaeological Museum in Biskupin.
Researchers discovered a flint workshop of Neanderthals in Pietraszyno (Silesia). According to scientists, it is the first such large workshop in Central Europe that was not located in a cave. So far, researchers have counted 17,000 stone products created 60 thousand years ago.