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.
Fragment of a face-shaped ceramic censer, evidence of religious rituals in the form of ceramic vessels - in total, Polish archaeologists discovered several hundred artefacts during underwater research in the lake Petén Itzá near the ancient Mayan capital Nojpetén in Guatemala.