Numerous archaeological finds at road construction site

Archaeological investigation prior to S3 road construction linking Legnica and Bolków, south-western Poland, led to the discovery of numerous archaeological features, including a Prehistoric burial site, pottery and Bronze artefacts.

Bronze pickaxe (by Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad)

The research was conducted prior to the construction of the new road by The General Director for National Roads and Motorways (Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad). The discovery was made near the town of Paszowice a couple of months ago.

Prehistoric grave (by Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad)
Prehistoric pottery (by Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad)

Archaeologist managed to uncover a Prehistoric site linked with the activity of the people starting from later Bronze Age and early Iron Age by the Lusatian culture (1300-500 BC), through the Roman Empire period, up to the Medieval times. Researchers uncovered a vast cemetery of the Lusatian culture people, consisting of 650 graves, which date to between 1800-600 BC. Within them over 1700 pottery vessels were discovered, along with grave goods made of bronze and iron.

Overview of the excavation site (by Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad)

Among the discovered artefacts linked with the Lusatian culture were bronze and iron pins, bracelets, necklaces, knives, whetstones, and sickles. Among the found objects is a bronze pickaxe, that usually is attributed to high status individuals, possibly belonging to the leader of the local Prehistoric community.

Prehistoric pottery (by Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad)
Clay figurine (by Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad)
Prehistoric pottery (by Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad)

(after TVN24 & Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad)

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