Posted inStone Age Archaeology

A Neolithic Copper Axe Found in Poland Suggests the Presence of Trypillia Settlements, the Culture that Burned its Villages

Recently found in Matcz, in the municipality of Horodło in the Lublin Voivodeship in Poland, a unique copper axe dating back to the 4th-3rd millennium BCE, has been identified as belonging to the Cucuteni culture (also known as Trypillia Culture), which flourished between 4500 and 3000 BCE in southeastern Europe. The discovery was made during […]

Posted inClassical Archaeology

Roman Ligula or “Toilet Spoon” Unearthed in Wales

A metal detectorist found a Roman silver “ligula” in the municipality of St. Nicholas and Bonvilston in Wales, commonly known as a “toilet spoon”. The discovery, made in June 2020, has now been declared a treasure by Welsh authorities, along with other items. Immediately after the discovery, Mark Lodwick, Coordinator of the Portable Antiquities Scheme […]