An article about the research of Dagmara Socha from the Centre for Andean Studies of the University of Warsaw was the most read text in Science News in 2022, the University of Warsaw reports.
Farmers living in today’s Poland during the Neolithic period produced dairy products from the milk of various animals: cows, sheep and goats. This was confirmed by analyses of residues from clay vessels found in the Kujawy-Pomerania Province. The research results have been published in the Royal Society Open Science.
Polish archaeologists discovered sandstone blocks from a Pharaonic temple covered with hieroglyphs during excavations in Old Dongola in Sudan. The blocks come from the first half of the first millennium BCE. So far, no ruins from such an early period have been found there; this could move the city's history back a thousand years.
Researchers from Peru and Poland are exploring four mounds on Cerro Colorado, a hill near the city of Barranca. The mounds hide monumental buildings, including the remains of a temple with burials. Archaeologists have determined that the beginnings of the complex date back to the second half of the 19th century of the 3rd millennium BCE.
The oldest mosque in Sudan, located in Old Dongola, will be revitalised by an international team of experts as part of a grant awarded to the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA UW) by the ALIPH foundation. $1 million has been awarded for this purpose.