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?
It is inconspicuous. It consists of 80 elongated pages; its format and volume resembles a car atlas. This unique fragment of an Aztec census from the area of today's Mexico was made 500 years ago. The document was discovered several years ago in... the Jagiellonian Library of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Its translations and studies are the tasks undertaken by a team led by Dr. Julia Madajczak from the Faculty of "Artes Liberales" of the University of Warsaw.
They brought knowledge of the potter's wheel, advanced ferrous metallurgy and coinage - the Celts arrived in the southern areas of the current Polish territory 2.5 thousand years ago and significantly influenced the history of the region - Dr. Przemysław Dulęba said in an interview with PAP.
To answer the most common question in archaeology - the origin of man - it is helpful to use the increasingly popular method involving the analysis of strontium isotopes. "You are what you eat" - comments on the mechanism of its action Prof. Zdzisław Bełka from the Isotopic Laboratory of A. Mickiewicz University in Poznań.