The oldest human remains in Poland are over 100,000 years old. They are bones from a hand belonging to a young Neanderthal child, which were digested by a large bird. The remains were found in Jaskinia Ciemna (cave), in southern Poland.
The pioneering work is the first time shards from cooking pots have been used to obtain data and it opens the door to new research using ceramic to reconstruct the climate in ancient societies.
Archaeologists have discovered traces of an early Middle Ages cemetery during excavation work close to Old Town in Lublin, eastern Poland.
The settlement’s founders belonged to a group which inhabited current-day southern Scandinavia, Germany and Poland from 4,300 to 2,800 BC.
The over 800-year-old burial sites were discovered by Polish archaeologists during excavations next to the medieval church of San Michele del Golfo near Palermo in Sicily.
Hundreds of cave paintings, which may be several thousand years old, were discovered by Maciej Grzelczyk, a Polish archaeologist, on the territory of the Swaga Swaga reserve in Tanzania.
Relics of the last capital of the pre-Columbian Maya civilisation, Tayasal, situated on lake Peten Itza - the last bastion of defence against the European conquerors - are to be researched by Polish underwater archeologists.
An unprecedented discovery has for the first time placed the Roman legions in the Polish region of Kujawy, much further outside the Roman Empire’s borders than had previously been assumed.
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