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The Magdalenian settlement is the history of human groups in the period from 18.000 to 11.000 years ago

Magdalenians inhabited the area in the upland regions of west and mid-eastern Europe

Klementowice is the furthest front-end point Magdalenian settlement, in the north eastern direction

During excavations the area of 350 square meters was examined and more than 50.000 artefacts were found

Radiocarbon dating allowed us to determine the date of the settlement in Klementowice to 15.000 years ago

The natural environment resembled contemporary tundra with frozen ground and a domination of graminaceous vegetation

All the animal remains found on the excavation site belong to a horse (Equus ferus)

The basic material for the manufacturing of tools was flint

Most of flints were brought to Klementowice from over 80 km distance

The tools were used primarily in the flaying of particular elements of hunted game

Some of them were used as elements of projectile weapons

Within the site as well as in it vicinity, traces of settlement form the younger periods were found

Other findings

During the archaeological research within the site in Klementowice and in its vicinity, some traces of much  younger settlements were also found. These were fragments of pottery from the Neolithic Age, the Bronze Age and the modern period. Particularly noteworthy is the fragment of a neolithic axe from banded flint whose deposits can be found over 100 km south west from Klementowice.

 

 

Two fragments of ceramics were used for thermoluminescence dating.

 

                                        

 

Next to the site, an object that can be classified as a connecting mow or a ditch between the overwatch positions from the period of the First or the Second World War was discovered. A bullet shell argues in favour of this theory.

   

 

 

see more:

Tadeusz Wiśniewski (ed.),  Klementowice. A Magdalenian site in eastern Poland, Lublin 2015 /p. 355-358/

Tadeusz Wiśniewski, Barbara Niezabitowska- Wiśniewska (eds.),  Klementowice - obozowisko ze schyłku epoki lodowej we wschodniej Polsce /Klementowice - A late Ice Age settlement in Eastern Poland/, Lublin 2013 /p. 19/