Migration Period
between Odra and Vistula

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Paleobotany at Suchań in 2013

Suchań and its surrounding area were investigated in July 2013 by the paleobotany team from the University of Gdańsk led by Professor Małgorzata Latałowa. This fieldwork confirmed that all the local peatlands and lakes are now for agriculture, most of them are also flow-through and cannot be expected to yield pollen cores suitable for the palynology analysis of sediments from the 1st millennium AD.  Consequently, the team relocated to Buczek (distr. Białogard) and identified two lakes to the east of the village as a potential site for the pollen profile-taking, to be made still in 2013. This will be the first palynology profile from the territory of the Dębczyno Group, an area with long-standing Germanic settlement, possibly lasting until the 6th century, and, at the same time, with a very early record on Slav occupation.