Archaeologists uncovered skeletal and cremation burials dating to 1st Cent. BC – 1st Cent. AD in Wierzbiczany, North Poland. The site is believed to be a component of a network of sites associated with a transregional settlement complex of Germanic tribes.
Archaeologists have tested a large storage jar dating back to Copper Age (early 4th millennium BC), found at Monte Kronio site, Agrigento, Italy. Chemical analysis of its residue has tested positive for organic traces characteristic for grapes and winemaking process.
Researchers analysed the copper from Ötzi the Iceman’s axe, identifying its place of origin in central Italy. It seems the object made a long way from its place of mining to the place in Northern Italy, where the Bronze Age frozen body was found.
About thirty gold coins were found within the remains of a Crusader-era shipwreck that was discovered off the coast of Acre in northern Israel. The ship and the coins date to the end of the 13th century.
Study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site Caverna delle Arene Candide in Liguaria, Italy, suggests that objects might have been ritually destroyed to remove their symbolic power some 5000 years earlier than previously thought.