Tradition and Innovation in Textile Technology in Bronze Age Europe and the Mediterranean

It is our pleasure to announce that volume LVI of the “Światowit” journal has been published!

The present volume of the “Światowit” journal, edited by Agata Ulanowska and Małgorzata Siennicka, discusses topics examined so far in two separate fascicles devoted to Mediterranean archaeology, and prehistory, protohistory and archaeology of Poland. The papers collected in this monographic volume examine developments in textile production in the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age Europe and the Mediterranean by tracing traditional and innovative elements in textile technology. The issue comprises eleven original contributions that resulted from the session ‘Tradition and Innovation in Textile Technology in Bronze Age Europe and the Mediterranean’, organised in 2016 by both editors during the 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Vilnius. The papers discuss available archaeological evidence of textiles, textile imprints, textile tools and textile iconography, as well as botanical and faunal remains related to textile manufacture and dyeing. The papers examine the types of social relations and cultural and economic processes which may have enhanced developments in textile technology, cross-cultural transmission of textile knowledge and skills, and distribution of raw materials and textiles.

The entire volume is available in Open Access at the Index Copernicus platform . For contents and introductions see here.

The editors
A. Ulanowska & M. Siennicka

The USOS applications

The Student Affairs Office kindly reminders that all of your applications have to be filled out on the USOSweb system, then PRINTED, signed and brought to the office room 1.06. Please note that you should write detailed justifications below your request.

II Warsaw Maya Meeting

II Warsaw Maya Meeting is an expansion of a long standing tradition of Maya epigraphy course and the annual Maya Hieroglyphic Workshops held at the University of Warsaw under the auspices of the Centre for Precolumbian Studies and Institute of Archaeology of University of Warsaw in cooperation with the Institute of Anthropology and Archaeology of Americas of the University of Bonn. It is also a continuation for the first event the 2010 Warsaw Maya Meeting designed and organised by Jan Szymański.

The 2019 conference consists of two separate events: a symposium (8th of March) that focuses mainly on the archaeoastronomy and epigraphy, aiming to bridge the two separated disciplines, and an introductory workshop (9th of March) on methods of archaeoastronomy. The idea for this year’s theme comes from Nikolai Grube. The theme of the conference is not only rare and provides the venue for the highly needed meeting of Maya archaeostronomy and epigraphy, but also fits the Warsaw setting for this event. Warsaw was home to two great figures: prof. Elżbieta Siarkiewicz (who recently died in 2018), one of Poland’s first Mesoamericanists, whose one of the major research interest was Maya archaeoastronomy and archaeoastronomist and historian of astronomy Robert Sadowski (1947-2010), who conducted archaeoastronomical research and was as well succesful translator, who delivered to the Polish audience number of important books on Maya, Nahuatl and Archaeoastronomy.
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The activities of the Documentation Center. The past, the present, and the future

The Department of Archeology of Egypt and Nubia of the Institute of Archeology, University of Warsaw and Center for Mediterranean Archeology, University of Warsaw invites you to a lecture on:
“The activities of the Documentation Center. The past, the present, and the future”, which will be given by Dr. Hisham el-Leithy, Director of the Documentation Center at the Ministry of Antiquities of Egypt. The lecture will take place on January 25 at 16.00 in room 210 of the Institute of Archeology, University of Warsaw (Szkoła Główna), Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28.

Interesting courses in department of Geography

Department of Geography and Regional Studies has prepared an offer of interesting courses in English dedicated to foreign students, including Erasmus. Offer details in the appendix.

There are a few places available, registration at usos extended to October 20.
If the offer interested students – welcome!
For trouble with registration, please contact us at: Dr. Aneta Afelt

List of classes, Faculty of Geography