domingo, 18 de diciembre de 2016

Unique nearly 4 thousand years old house discovered in Poland


2/2. Design of the wall from the Bronze Age in Maszkowice. Fig. M.S. Przybyła

It had a stone foundation and was larger than other structures within the settlement. Inside, archaeologists discovered objects made of bronze and an amber decoration - in Maszkowice, scientists found a nearly 4 thousand years old house, in which the settlement elite had lived.

The unique house and other huts within the settlement, which archaeologists have discovered during this year's research, were protected by the oldest monumental stone wall known in Polish lands. Researchers they stumbled upon its well-preserved relics already in 2011, but only last year they were able to accurately determine its age to be nearly 4 thousand years, which became a sensation in the world of archaeology.

"The fact that we were able to discover the remains of houses from this period is a real treat. There are precious few such remains in today's Poland. Additional curiosity is the discovery of a unique home, built on a stone foundation" - told PAP head of excavations Dr. Marcin S. Przybyła from the Institute of Archaeology of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. The house, clearly standing out among the other structures, was built in a row along with five other buildings made of wood. [...] Science & Scholarship in Poland / Link 2