Archaeological research is currently ongoing at the complex of the Dominican Monastery in Vinnytsia, conducted by the Vinnytsia Regional Local Lore Museum.
The objective of this year's archaeological expedition by the Vinnytsia Regional Local Lore Museum is to complete the investigations in the area, further study the identified objects, and refine the dating. Among this year's findings are artifacts from the Cossack era, including white clay pipe bowls for smoking, a diverse range of pottery and stove tiles, and coins from the Russian Empire.
Today, the museum announced the results of the excavations. The expedition has already found a series of objects dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Some of these include:
Fragments of 17th-18th century ceramics discovered during excavations in a structure with a thick layer of burned wood and a large amount of broken pottery. It is possible that the structure was used as a cellar or hiding place.
"Nose-warmer" clay pipes for smoking. Made of white clay and beautifully ornamented, one of them has traces of green glaze. They were popular from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
A handle from a ceramic frying pan, commonly used in the second half of the 17th to the 19th centuries, known as a "ronda." It is a deep frying pan with four ceramic legs and a hollow handle into which a wooden holder was inserted. These pans became widespread due to a new method of thermal food processing.
A set of glass objects likely used in pharmaceuticals, including bottles, a powder plate, and auxiliary tools. They were discovered in a niche of a structure from the late 19th to the early 20th century.
There are also six burials that require further detailed scientific analysis.
After the completion of the excavation work, archaeologists will provide the city with conclusions regarding the interpretation of the discovered architectural remains, as well as the possibilities for museumification or conservation of the research object."