Artefacts being 2500 years old were found during a scheduled clearing of a forest area in the district of Wipsowo, northern Poland, from potential unexploded ordnance by sappers in cooperation with archaeologists.
The sappers were looking for artillery shells left after World War II. The finds consist of iron axe heads and a bronze necklace. According to the experts the axe heads are dated to Late Medieval times, between 14th-15th century. At present it is hard to determine whether the axes were used for battle or as tools.
The bronze necklace is dated to the Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age, for the period between 6th-5th century BC. It has a form of a bronze ornamented band that is closed with small hooks. The finds will be exhibited in the local museum in Pisz.
(after Agata Trzop-Szczypiorska, Nauka w Polsce, Dzieje & Muzeum Ziemi Piskiej w Piszu)