martes, 10 de febrero de 2015

Dozen thousand years old hunter-gatherer camp studied in Poland


1/3. Excavations. Photo by I. Sobkowiak-Tabaka

Places where at the end of the last ice age people established encampments and made flint tools, skinned animals and processed antlers, have been studied by researchers in Lubrza near Świebodzin. This is one of the richest discoveries of this kind in Poland.

During the three-year research project, between 2011 and 2014, archaeologists discovered about 4 thousand flint objects. Such a large number of items indicates that dozens of thousands of years ago, hunter-gatherers intensively settled in the Świebodzin area. In the case of the newly discovered sites it is known that the encampments were established near bodies of water. Due to the high research potential of the area, scientists decided to study it thoroughly using a variety of methods. [...] scienceinpoland.pap.pl (Via B&W3)