The “Seal-Hunter Settlement” Cultural Park in Rzucewo

On the former excavation site, an archaeological cultural park has been established. The settlement was discovered in 1894, after which the first excavation works followed in the years 1927-1929. In 1930, the significance of the Rzucewo findings led to the introduction of a new term, the "Rzucewo culture", in the archaeological nomenclature.

1984 brought a resumption of research, coordinated to this day by the Archaeological Museum in Gdańsk. The studies confirmed that this land had been populated very early – the traces indicate mid-5th millennium B.C. Currently, the Spit still features old residential and farm buildings from the turn of the 20th Century. They served as a settlement for fishermen and the staff of the nearby grange.

Swarzewo, Osada Łowców Fok, fot. Pomorkie Travel/P. Książek

The Council of the Puck Commune has extended its protection over this area, creating in 2008 the “Cultural Park – the Seal-Hunter Settlement in Rzucewo”. The prepared design documentation for Park development includes plans for the exhibition of reconstructed archaeological artefacts, Rzucewo Park will constitute an important centre promoting the cultural heritage of this seaside region. The first steps to achieve this goal have already been taken. For several years, Rzucewo has hosted the European Heritage Days, an event in the preparation of which all the residents actively participate. Initiatives such as this show how a community can integrate to promote its homeland




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