Polish archaeologists have discovered remnants of ceramics dating back over 7,500 years
Fragments of pottery and volcanic glass, estimated to be around 7,500 years old, were found at a construction site for a bypass road in Opatów, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. This is not the first discovery of this kind in the area.
The findings were reported by the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) in Kielce, which commissioned the archaeological research during the construction of the bypass road in Opatów.
According to Małgorzata Pawełec-Buras, a spokesperson for the Kielce division of GDDKiA, the archaeologists found fragments of vessels and a piece of obsidian, a volcanic glass that could have been part of a Neolithic tool. Preliminary analysis suggests that these findings could be from the Linear Pottery culture, dating back over 7,500 years. Another rare discovery was a small clay head found in a pit, likely from the Pomeranian culture and the early Iron Age.
Pawełec-Buras mentioned that the clay head could be a decorative fragment of ceramic pottery that might have been used around 700 BC. Other discovered bowls and jugs likely date back to the beginning of the Common Era, indicating Roman influence. A bone comb found in an earlier stage of the archaeological excavations is believed to have been made and used in the early Middle Ages.
In the latter half of the year, the focus will be on preserving the findings and developing archaeological documentation. This multi-month stage of research will provide more detailed information about the origins, age, and historical-cultural context of the artifacts. Afterwards, the artifacts will be transferred to museums, including the one in Sandomierz.
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