domingo, 28 de agosto de 2016

Scandinavian influence on the Vistula already more than 8 thousand years ago


1/3. Grindstone placed working part down in a specially prepared nest of small fieldstones... Photo by G. Osipowicz.

Inhabitants of the area of central Poland were in contact - and perhaps also traded with the people living in today's Scandinavia - already in the Mesolithic, that is, 8 thousand years ago. These are the conclusions from the excavations carried out in Paliwodzizna (Kujawsko-Pomorskie) by Dr. Grzegorz Osipowicz from Toruń.

"We found well-preserved remains of stone structures, which include hearths, walls and pavements, made, it seems, between nine and eight thousand years ago. The closest similar structures have been found in Sweden and Norway" - told PAP Dr. Grzegorz Osipowicz from the Institute Archaeology of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, who led the excavations in Paliwodzizna.

The researcher noted that equally unique were the flint tools found in this place, namely geometric heads. These items were placed as inserts, which "armed" larger tools made of organic materials, for example arrows and harpoons. Heads such as those found in Paliwodzizna, are called notched tools. [...] Science & Scholarship in Poland / Link 2