Farmer discovers artefacts from 10th cent. BC at his field

 A cache of artefacts dating back to the 10th century BC was unearthed by a farmer in his field near Kamień Pomorski, North-West Poland.

Close-up of the artefacts found at the field (by Grzegorz Kurka & Muzeum Historii Ziemi Kamieńskiej)

The artefacts were discovered during regular field works at the area. The farmer notified the local authorities and the researchers surveyed the nearby area, finding seven artefacts within 20 square metre space. The findings consist of Bronze necklaces, one bearing ornaments in form of cut marks, a bracelet, a spearhead, a pin, a knife, and a flat artefact in shape of a sleeve. The funnel of the spearhead is ornamented, and the handle of the knife is hollow. The pin is reported to be made of a thin sheet of bronze. The findings are believed to date back to the 10th century BC. The circumstances of hiding the treasure are yet unknown but the researchers believe it might have been deposited as an offering to the deities.

Details of the artefacts (by Grzegorz Kurka & Muzeum Historii Ziemi Kamieńskiej)

 

Bronze artefacts (by Grzegorz Kurka & Muzeum Historii Ziemi Kamieńskiej)

(after RMF24, Grzegorz Kurka & Muzeum Historii Ziemi Kamieńskiej)

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