Analysis of stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes in the bones of early humans from the Buran Kaya caves on the Crimean Peninsula, Russia-occupied Ukraine, and the locally present potential prey animals such as Saiga, horses, and deer, revealed that early modern humans consumed more plants than Neanderthals but ate very little fish.
An archaeologists accidentally discovered a clay figurine in a field near Kosina, South-eastern Poland. The figurine turned out to be 7000 years old and is unique as only a handful are known from that age from the area of Poland.
Over 140 coins and pieces of jewellery were seized by the Customs Officers at the Polish-Ukrainian border crossing at Medica, East Poland. The artefacts were being smuggled by an Ukrainian citizen into Poland.
International team of archaeologists discovered remains of a possibly 20-metre long house in Nicolaevca near Balti, Moldova. The remains of the first “long house” feature found in the country are believed to date 7000 years.
A monumental grave found within a burial mound near Prydnistryanske, Ukraine’s Vinnytsia region, near the Ukrainian-Moldavian border was reconstructed by Polish archaeologists who discovered it during excavations in 2010. The grave belonged to the elite of the nomadic pastoral communities that lived along the shores of the Dniester river.
Polish researchers produced a facial reconstruction of a female skull that belonged to an individual buried within a crypt of Yaroslav I the Wise, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus’. The woman is believed to be the second wife of the ruler, Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden.
An Ukrainian bus driver tried to smuggle nearly 100 items of archaeological status through the border between Poland and Ukraine. The smuggle of almost 100 artefacts was foiled by Polish customs officers at the border crossing in Medyka.