Anthropologists and archaeologists from the University of Life Sciences in Wrocław are examining the remains of early medieval gords and a cemetery in Upper Lusatia. Scientists are participating in the research project ‘1000 years of Upper Lusatia – people, towns, cities’.
The international venture is to find answer to questions about people living in the Upper Lusatia a thousand years ago. Archaeologists selected for research the remains of gords in Zawidów and Sulików as well as on the barrow cemetery and the stronghold in Białogóra.
During the tests, samples will be taken for geochemical, radiocarbon and dendrochronological analyzes. Scientists are counting on finding not only charcoal, but also bone fragments in the cemetery, and the conducted analyzes will allow to describe the funeral culture of the Slavs living in the Upper Lusatia.
The project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.