7000-year-old objects discovered during small construction works

Archaeologists succeeded in identifying material, a blade, a scraper, and even a wharve.

(Source: KPÚ Trnava)

Many ceramic fragments and stone artefacts in Suchá nad Parnou (Trnava Region) were discovered below the base of a cellar near a family house.

Archaeologists made a 1,600-year-old discovery at Spiš Read more 

Archaeologist of the Regional Monuments Board (KPÚ) Trnava Matúš Sládok noted that these artefacts are between 6000 to 7000-years-old, dating back to the Lengyel culture.

He noted that there was terrain adjustment in the past when constructing the street, and even though the objects had to be visible, either nobody recognised them or they were kept in secret.

Painted decoration preserved

Archaeologists are now interested in the concentration of ceramic fragments.

“At the digging, with the help of the finder, his son and volunteer, we explored part of settlement hole reaching to the depth of 185 centimetres,” Sládok said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “We found many archaeological objects including the torso of ceramic vessels.”

The remains of the painted decoration were preserved on two fragments. Archaeologists succeeded in identifying material, a blade and a scraper. In the soil that was taken out of the land, they found other objects including a wharve.

Man searching for treasures at archaeological site could end up in jail Read more 

Sládok added that this case shows archaeological discoveries can occur when doing small construction works, which are followed only minimally by archaeologists.

“It is even more important that archaeologists do more popularisation and build a network of co-workers so such findings do not escape archaeological notice,” Sládok said, as quoted by TASR.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Archaeology

Read more articles by the topic

Top stories

PM Matovič defends his wife, accused of preferential treatment

He calls the reports an attempt to discredit him. Opposition parties ask for documents proving his claims.

PM Igor Matovič at September 19 press conference.

Czechia neither red nor green, and leaks all over

Situation in Slovakia is getting worse, authorities start taking measures, albeit reluctantly. Next Generation EU plan leaks.

Entering Slovakia from the Czech Republic through the border crossing in Holíč, western Slovakia.

Extremists have swapped the threat of refugees for global microchip conspiracies

Marko Škop, an award-winning Slovak director based in Zagreb, talks about politics, coronavirus, and an earthquake.

Slovak director Marko Škop during an interview before the screening of his film 'Let There Be Light' at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on July 1, 2019.

The older the vine, the better the wine. How to keep an old vineyard alive

A group of friends has revitalised the Tále vineyard in Bratislava's Rača.

Vinica Tál wineyard