If these trees could talk…

Trees are part of human life. They are a kind of silent witnesses of many different events over the years, therefore, are a part of human memory too. Their biological and physical properties have been noticed and were creatively used by man so that today we can treat them as Memory Mediums. In the article below, three archaeologists from Poznań, Poland are trying to determine the exact date of construction of the field fortifications and retrace their history through an analysis of inscriptions and drawings carved in beech trees growing along the remains of trenches – a part of fortifications created by the Germans to defend the eastern borders of the Third Reich, built in the years 1934 – 1944.

ryty na dzrewachSigns carved in the trees reveal the mysteries of the past


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