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.
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.
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.
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.
(after TVN24 & Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad)