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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Older than dirt, almost


Up until now the well known Polish Archaeological site at Biskupin founded circa 750 BC was thought to be one of the first organized civilizations in today's Poland.

But, archaeologists made a surprising find in Supraśl, near Białystok in north-east Poland.
The so-called Bell Beaker culture in the Podlaskie region dates back several thousand years.

 
An axe, dagger & parts of a bowl. Foto: PAP
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The dig at Supraśl uncovered some interesting fragments. Previously it was thought that the culture reached no further than what is now southern Poland.


The project is being led by archaeologists from the University of Warsaw and the Museum of Podlasie in Białystok.

The emergence of the Bell Beaker culture is dated to about 4-5,000 years ago. It evolved in Western Europe, in what today is Span. Its name is associated with characteristic dishes in the shape of an inverted bell.

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