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Jean M
02-26-2015, 11:12 PM

Archaeologists discovered a rich settlement from before 1.5 thousand years in Mazury

Numerous fragments of pottery and dozens of objects made of bronze and iron have been discovered during excavations in Skomack Wielki. "The very fact of the discovery of so many valuable objects within a settlement, not a cemetery, is rare in the region" - told PAP Dr. Anna Bitner-Wróblewska, head of the research project.

Archaeologists stumbled upon the remains of settlements from the fifth and sixth centuries at the foot of an early medieval castle town. Among the most valuable finds are ornaments, brooches and buckles made of bronze, as well as toiletries (tongs) and knives. In one place, archaeologists discovered cluster of entirely preserved 7 ceramic vessels.

Dr. Bitner-Wróblewska explained that the population living at the time in the vicinity of todays Skomack Wielki may be associated with the Sudovian/Yotvingian tribe, but the community, which inhabited the settlement studied by the archaeologists, probably belonged to their brethren from the area west of the Great Masurian Lakes - the Galind tribe.

Baltic tribes map: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yotvingians#mediaviewer/File:Baltic_Tribes_c_1200.svg