Early medieval finds in Poland's Lublin region
|Excavations at the early medieval necropolis|
in Chodlik [Credit: I. Miechowicz]
The goal of archaeologists is to create an archaeological map of the region using the latest technology. This year, in addition to the discovery of new sites by using aerial scanning, archaeologists managed to determine the area and layout of the excavated early medieval necropolis in Chodlik.
|LiDAR image of barrow mounds in the Chodelka Valley|
area [Credit: PAP]
"Moreover, it turns out that early medieval graves lie on much older layers from the Bronze Age - this is confirmed by the discovery of many fragments of pottery and flint flakes and tools of the so-called Trzciniec culture" - explained Łukasz Miechowicz .
|Excavations at a nearby hill near the cemetery yielded more burials dating|
to the 9th/10th century [Credit: I. Miechowicz]
The surface survey project is carried out with the support of the Ministry of Culture under the program "Cultural Heritage. Priority 5: Protection of archaeological sites". This year's work in Chodlik involved graduate students of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Rzeszów, and students of the Institute of Prehistory, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Research in Chodlik is possible with the support of the Commune Karczmiska and the sponsor of the archaeological mission: PGE Distribution SA group.
Source: PAP - Science and Scholarship in Poland [December 16, 2013]