Dr. Dawid Kobialka, from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences said the grim discovery related to a massacre by Gestapo officers in the second half of January 1945.
The dentary bone with two rows of cusps on molars and double-rooted teeth is the oldest of its type in the world and belonged to a new early-diverging haramiyid species from the late Triassic period named Kalaallitkigun jenkinsi (Greenlandic for 'tooth from Greenland') by its discoverers.
Just why golden jackals are moving into Poland from their traditional hunting grounds in southern Europe is still not clear, but experts believe it could have something to do with warmer winters, and a scarcity of wolves.
The new discovery helps to shed new light on the migratory movements of the Neanderthal people.
Professor Marta Osypińska, a zooarchaeologist from the Polish Academy of Sciences, described the find as ‘unique’, saying: “Until now, no one has found Indian monkeys at archaeological sites in Africa. Interestingly, even ancient written sources don’t mention this practice.”
Previously assumed that gothic jewellery was of inferior quality to that of the Romans’, the haul of over 3,500 items of jewel-craft buried along with the dead near Elbląg, included silverware which when analysed revealed it to be 92-97 percent pure.
The new research facility will feature a cutting-edge design tough enough to withstand the elements.
According to the project’s team leader, the pioneering early ‘rabbit’ brain research is “very important for the evolutionary biology of the entire Euarchontoglires group, including humans.”
Analysis of ancient wolf bones by Polish and Czech scientists reveals cut marks.
Over 1,000 men, women and children were slaughtered in an area on the outskirts of the town of Chojnice in north Poland by Hitler’s executioners who later burned the bodies in ditches.