The Department of the Middle Ages and archeology of the modern era
The Collections of the Department of the Middle Ages and archeology of the modern era cover the archaeological monuments coming from the Middle Ages and later times. In the Department there are collections from the settlements and cemeteries, inter alia in Sandomierz, Złota Sandomierska, Samborzec, Bazar Nowy and Dawidgródek (western Belarus) acquired by PMA during the interwar period. Post-war research of the staff of the Department brought the relics from several important sites including Warsaw Bródno Stare, Drohiczyn, Kamionka Nadbużna, Ogrodniki, Pokrzywnica Wielka and Serock (Mazovia and Podlasie region). Since the second half of the sixties the research of the Department focused on the area of northern Mazovia and southern Podlasie. At that time were acquired the collections from the cemeteries with the stone lined graves in Pokrzywnica Wielka and Tańsk. In Podlasie settlements and cemeteries were examined in Czekanów, Smolugi and Rybałty and in Drohiczyn. The research of early medieval settlement complex in the area of Wierzbica and Iłża was very important. Among the collections of the Department of the Middle Ages and archeology of the modern era special attention deserve the collections friom Drohiczyn, settlements in Dawidgródek and Czersk, cemeteries in Pokrzywnica Wielka, Samborzec and in Końskie and Lednogóra.