Department for Underwater Archaeology

Crimea Project
Crimea Project (Crimea, Ukraine), photo: Underwater Expedition IA UW

Address: 00-927 Warsaw, 26/28 Krakowskie Przedmieście St., Szkoła Główna, room 3.18, phone: 55 22 801

Head of Department:
Professor Iwona Modrzewska-Pianetti
duty hours:
meetings on the “google meet” platform (request for prior e-mail contact:
Tuesday: 13:00 – 13:45
Friday: 13:00 – 13:45

Artur Brzóska, M.A.
duty hours:
Thursday: 11:00 – 12:00
Friday: 13:00 – 14:00

Magdalena Nowakowska, M.A. (Administrative Director of Faculty of Archaeology)

Karolina Trusz, M.A. (Ph.D. candidate at IAIE PAN)

Ph.D student:
Małgorzata Mileszczyk, M.A.
Academia, ResearchGate, ORCID
Available for consultations via e-mail:


Department for Underwater Archaeology was established in 2012, and since 2014 it has been a full-member of UNESCO UniTwin Network for Underwater Archaeology. Its Head, from the very beginning, has been Professor Iwona Modrzewska-Pianetti, whose main research interest is the ancient trade in the area of the Mediterranean. Studies of trade routes are also the main activity of Marta Żuchowska, Ph.D. Artur Brzóska, M.A., concentrates on the methods of underwater research. The Ph.D. candidate of the Faculty of History, Małgorzata Mileszczyk, is studying lake grid dwellings from the north-eastern Poland. Aleksandra Chołuj, M.A., investigator within the “Harmonia” grant, focuses on studies of ancient glass. The regular co-operator of the Department is also Magdalena Nowakowska, M.A.  The activities of the Department involve the classes in archaeology of ships and boats, methods of underwater research, protection of underwater cultural heritage and ancient trade issues.


Iwona Modrzewska-Pianetti: NCN (Harmonia) „Commercial Contacts the Region of Murcia (Spain) with the Mediterranean World in Antiquity on the Basis of Archaeological and Historical Sources”

Marta Żuchowska: NCN (Opus) “Tkaniny w ikonografii Palmyry” (01.02.2017 – 30.01.2020)

Aleksandra Chołuj, Małgorzata Mileszczyk, Magdalena Nowakowska, the Explorers Club
„3rd Warsaw Seminar on Underwater Archaeology”

Łajtar Adam

Adam Łajtar
prof. dr Adam Łajtar
Chair of Epigraphy and Papyrology


duty hours:
Monday 13.00–16.00, room 3.15
Thursday 13.00–16.00, room 3.15

research interests:
– Greek epigraphy with a focus on inscriptions from the Eastern Mediterranean (Asia Minor, Palestine, the Nile Valley) dated to the Hellenistic, Roman, and medieval periods
– Greaco-Roman Egypt, with a focus on religion
– Christian Nubia

Adam Łajtar

research grants:
– 2017–2019: Wall Inscriptions in Banganarti Churches. Contribution to the Study of the Society and Culture of Christian Nubia; National Science Centre, grant no. UMO-2016/21/B/HS3/00930
– 2009–2015: A Study of Greek and Latin Papyri from Qasr Ibrim from the Augustan Period discovered during the British excavations in the years 1963–1988; National Science Centre

Department of Bioarchaeology

Department of Bioarchaeology
Department of Bioarchaeology (standing from the left: Rafał Fetner, Kamil Niemczak, Arkadiusz Sołtysiak, Agata Bebel, Anna Drzewicz (gościnnie), Janusz Wołoszyn;
sitting from the left: Anna Gręzak, Wiesław Więckowski, Joanna Piątkowska-Małecka, Alicja Lasota-Moskalewska, Monika Dzierlińska, Elżbieta Jaskulska)

Address: 00-927 Warszawa, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, Szkoła Główna, tel. 55-22-837 (844), pok. 0.26, 0.28, 0.29

Head of department:
Dr. Anna Gręzak

Prof. dr hab. Alicja Lasota – Moskalewska (prof. emeryt.)
dr Rafał Fetner
dr Elżbieta Jaskulska
dr hab. Joanna Piątkowska-Małecka
dr hab. prof. UW Arkadiusz Sołtysiak
dr Wiesław Więckowski
dr hab. Janusz Wołoszyn

Dr Iwona Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow)
mgr Agata Bebel

PhD students:
mgr Monika Dzierlińska
mgr Kamil Niemczak
mgr Joanna Szymczak
mgr Aleksandra Grzegorska

At the Department of Bioarchaeology we conduct research and teach courses in archaeozoology, anthropology and archaeobotany. Bioarchaeology is an integral part of any archaeological research, especially helpful in the reconstruction of human and environmental relations throughout history. We conduct analyzes of animal, human and plant remains, reconstructing the economy, living conditions, diet, health or origin of animals, humans and plants, as well as the environment, trade, intercultural contacts and issues related to worship and religion. We work with many archaeological missions in Poland and abroad, in Europe, as well as in Asia, Africa and South America.

Bioarchaeology of the Near East