Archaeologists discovered hundreds of flint tools made by Neanderthals approx. 40,000 years ago during excavations in a cave located within the castle in Olsztyn (Silesia) in the Kraków-Częstochowska Upland.
80 years ago, on July 25, 1939, the Polish intelligence disclosed Polish achievements in breaking the German Enigma ciphers to the French and British allies. Work on breaking subsequent versions of "Enigma" continued in the British centre at Bletchley Park. According to historians, breaking the code shortened World War II by 2-3 years.
Scientists from the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin want to use a 3D model of the skull to reconstruct the appearance of the woman living at the turn of the 18th century, whose remains were found in Kamień Pomorski. She was probably the victim of a witch trial.
Polish and Lithuanian scientists studied 10,000 years old remains of a sunken forest in the area of Juodkrante near Klaipėda (Lithuania). When the trees, today sunken, formed a dense forest, the Ice Age was ending, and the Baltic Sea was forming as a result of the retreating ice sheet.
Wines were produced in Poland a thousand years ago. The current climate is also conducive to wine production, which is why Polish scientists devote a lot of research to viticulture to make it more environmentally friendly and profitable, says Dr. Mariusz Maciejczak from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS-SGGW).
Holograms, visualizations on tablets and other digital images can present a distorted picture of the past. Despite that, they are increasingly used in museums, including those with archaeological profile. Monika Stobiecka talks to PAP about the pitfalls of using such technologies.