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.
The market square of 15th century Nieszawa (Kujawsko-Pomorskie province) consisted not only of the town hall and cloth hall, but also other permanent buildings. Until now, archaeologists believed that there were only temporary stalls in the square. New findings are the result of a GPR survey.
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.