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Dr. Edwin Zaltsman of the Department of History of the IKBFU has recently presented the results of his (literally) groundbreaking research at the Institute of Prehistory and Ancient History of the Christian-Albrecht University in Kiel, Germany. In his paper, the Kaliningrad archeologist summarized the results of substantial work that spanned almost 15 years (1996-2015) and included some of the discoveries made during the archeological expeditions Dr. Zaltsman had conducted together with his IKBFU students.
According to the researcher, earlier cultural processes along the coast of the Vistula lagoon were quite different from those of the neighboring territories. “While the full picture of the Baltic Neolith is still very much a thing of the future, our preliminary findings are already important for the entire European scholarship on the subject,” says Dr. Zaltsman. During the digs, the group managed to find traces of housing and bits of ceramics that are, judging by their shape, construction and makeup, quite unique to the territory. “Further study is needed, and we are hoping that our efforts will be even more fruitful with international participation”, concludes the archeologist.
Edwin Zatlsman’s expedition first published its findings in August 2015. Then the group announced the discovery of a previously unknown culture. Specifically, they managed to dig up a settlement and a number of traces of a proto-Baltic material culture (linking Indo-European and Baltic cultures).
Dr. Zaltsman’s presentation was made possible through the mutual cooperation project of the IKBFU and Kiel University. The findings drew a lot of international interest, and were highly regarded by Dr. Zaltsman’s peers.