Sappers find artefacts while clearing forests of unexploded ordnance

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.

Artefacts found by sappers (by Agata Trzop-Szczypiorska)

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.

Axe head (by Muzeum Ziemi Piskiej w Piszu)
Axe head (by Muzeum Ziemi Piskiej w Piszu)

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.

Artefacts found by sappers (by Agata Trzop-Szczypiorska)
Bracelet (by Muzeum Ziemi Piskiej w Piszu)

(after Agata Trzop-Szczypiorska, Nauka w Polsce, Dzieje & Muzeum Ziemi Piskiej w Piszu)

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