VIII. (board XVII) The gord, that is well preserved to this day, is located at the confluence of two rivers: the Warta and the Noteć. They flow in the Toruń-Eberswald glacial valley, which has long been an attractive settlement area and communication route. The system of connections led through the lower Oder towards the Baltic, the Oder and the Warta towards Silesia, and the Noteć and other tributaries of the Warta connected with the Vistula basin and further with the Black Sea catchment area.

The evidence of long-distance contacts are objects found in the oldest settlement layers:

– ornamented antler combs from Friesland, Scandinavia,

– fragments of woolen fabrics from Friesland and Jutland,

– glass beads from the coast of the Baltic Sea,

– phyllite stones from Scandinavia,

– lyre buckle from Byzantium,

– amber products from Baltic workshops,

– carnelian beads from Transcaucasia,

– Feldberg dishes from Pomerania and Mecklenburg,

– coins, incl. arabic,

– tree seeds, e.g. peach from Persia.

Traces of settlement in the gord in Santok date back to the 8th century.

The discovered remains of buildings indicate their seasonal nature – an open settlement.