The results of sondage excavations at the stronghold of Palistka in Jedzbark, Olszytn County
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Instytut Archeologii Uniwersytet Warszawski
Online publication date: 2016-11-23
Publication date: 2016-11-23
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Sławomir Wadyl
KMW 2016;293(3):623-629
The stronghold in Jedzbark named Palistka is located in the south-eastern part of the village. Although the site was known in fourteenth-century sources as Castrum Hirsberg - the castle of the Warmian bishops was thought to be older, reaching the period of tribal Prussia. The main objective of the survey conducted in 2016 was to verify the chronology of the site. During the investigation, one trench measuring 5x2 was located in the south-western part of the fortification. Outside the late medieval trench, no other stratigraphy was found from this period. No older structures were uncovered, so the existence of a castle during the early Middle Ages can be ruled out. The results of the work confirmed the 14th and 15th century date of the site and enable it to be identified as the Castrum Hirsberg of the Warmian bishops.
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