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The fortified settlement in Gardzko

In early medieval tahoma, about 400 meters south-east of today's village, Gardzko, there was a fortified settlement. The surface relief around the village might have been the reason for establishing the settlement. The fortification, covering the area of more than 0.3 hectare, was destroyed in the first half of the 10th century by Mieszko I of Poland. Excavations reveal ceramic artifacts dating back to early medieval tahoma so it is recommended to perform more detailed digs and develop an archaeological reserve in the spot. Among the artifacts excavated so far, the following can be enlisted: richly ornamented clay dishes, clay and stone elements of spindles, covered with geometrical motifs. The above mentioned artifacts are among the collections of the Museum of Archaeology in Poznań.