This summer, a group of students (3rd-year student Lyubov Yeredenko, 4th-year student Anastasia Husak and 6th-year student Anastasia Diachenko), as well as a graduate of the Department of Archeology and Museum Studies of the Taras Shevchenko KNU Oleksandra Ivanova visited an archaeological expedition led by Katarzyna Kerneder-Gubała, who studies a flint mine in Oronsko (Mazowiec Voivodeship, Poland) again.
This season, the excavation of the Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic mines continued, and the raw material processing workshop nearby was explored as well. The students consolidated their knowledge in the examination of this type of sites (following the safety rules), continued to learn new methods of fixing objects and joined the work on typology and the formation of a database of flint tools that were found. In addition, the students visited the Institute of Archeology and Ethnology of PAN, where they were given a tour and shown the collection kept there. Further cooperation and joint writing of articles on the studied material are planned in the future.
We thank once again PhD Katarzyna Kerneder-Gubała and Dr. Dagmara Verra and the Institute of Archeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences for their warm welcome, incredible experience, great support and for helping the Department of Archeology and Museum Studies of KNU with tools and equipment for conducting archaeological research!