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By Andrzej Buko

This is often the 1st educational booklet which concentrates at the discoveries of medieval date (6th- thirteenth centuries) from the territory of recent Poland. The e-book covers the important learn questions, comparable to the origins of the Slavs, societies of the proto-state interval and the origins of the Polish kingdom. the amount additionally incorporates a dialogue of the main attention-grabbing, occasionally arguable, archaeological discoveries or matters. those comprise pagan Slavonic holy locations, the huge mounds of Little Poland, the 1st lines of medieval writing, unparalleled strongholds, the origins of Polish cities, rural landscapes, archaeology of the oldest monastic complexes, and the query of locals and extraterrestrial beings seen via archaeological proof and lots of different topics.The e-book is intended usually for college students, archaeologists and historians. it could possibly even be worthwhile for a much broader viewers drawn to the historical past and archaeology of principal Europe. In November 2006 "The Archaeology of Early Medieval Poland" obtained the KLIO Award from the organization of Polish heritage Publishers.

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Chapters 9–11. An international conference on the Slavs’ ethnogenesis was held in Cracow on November 19th–21st, 2001 (cf. Kaczanowski, Parczewski eds 2005). 40 Cf. Goddowski 2000. 39 archaeology of early medieval poland 21 who continued this tradition in the 1990s and was also behind the large research programs described above. An important part of this cooperation was the jubilee conference organized by the Foundation for Polish Science in Kalisz. 41 Attempts at disseminating the most recent achievements of archaeology have also been made, which can be exempliÀed by the recently published book Pocz[tki Polski [ The Origins of Poland] by ZoÀa Kurnatowska42 and this publication.

Their interdisciplinary character created favorable conditions for the promotion of Polish Early Medieval archaeology. For example, from the historical perspective it proved that the pioneering research in ceramic ethno-archaeology by Wdodzimierz Hodubiewicz, preceded the achievements of the world archaeology by a quarter of a century. Interim reports of the results of the excavations were immediately published and presented at national and international conferences. This helped to disseminate across Europe the image of the Polish Early Medieval archaeology of the 1950s and 1960s as a scientiÀc discipline using the most up-to-date research methodology.

It was inspired by the increased curiosity about the Slavic origins of Poland. A key Àgure of the period was King Stanisdaw August Poniatowski (1732–1795), who took interest, among other things, in the discoveries of Early Medieval burial grounds. His example was followed by others. 7 Count Jan Potocki (1761–1815) was able to appreciate the role of archaeological monuments in the study of the Slavs’ earliest history. He identiÀed with that people the earthwork strongholds existing in Polish lands and in search of Slavic ancient monuments he even traveled to Lower Saxony.

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