Plavinski Mikalai 

Mikalai Plavinski MSc
Department of Medieval and Early Modern Archeology


 phone number:
+48 22 55 22 821 

duty hours:
Wednesday 12.00–14.00, room nr 3.21
Thursday 12.00–14.00, room nr 3.21

research interests:
The main area of research is the archeology of the Polack land, the study of the Slavic burial rite of the early Middle Ages, the history of medieval Eastern European weapons.

selected bibilography:

Lemke Martin


Martin Lemke
Dr Martin Lemke

dr Martin Lemke
Department of Barbaricum and Roman Provincial Archaeology


+48 22 55 22 809

consultation hours:
Tuesday 13.00–14.00, room 3.09
Thursday 13.00–14.00, room 3.09

research interests:
– Limes archaeology
– Roman provinces in the Balkans
– Roman army logistics
– Roman aqueducts and methods of water supply
– Ancient and modern military geography

about me:
Graduate of the then Institute of Archaeology at UW and the Faculty of Management at UW. Defended my PhD in 2012 at the Faculty of History, University of Warsaw, with a dissertation on the Military Geography of Lower Moesia.

From 2002 to 2022 employee of the Antiquity of Southeastern Europe Research Centre, University of Warsaw, among other things, coordinator of doctoral studies and project manager of the Danube Limes project under the EU’s Central Europe programme and the Frontiers of the Roman Empire project under the EU’s Culture 2000 programme.

Co-director of the project The Danube Underwater Heritage and therein manager of the grant The Danube Underwater Heritage. Non-invasive underwater research along the Black Sea coast in the Danube Delta area, NCN: 2018/02/X/HS3/01745.
Author and promoter of Limes topics on behalf of the Limes Congress (e.g. S. Jilek, P. Dyczek, M. Lemke (eds.), In the Footsteps of the Romans, Warsaw 2011; S. Jilek, M. Lemke, P. Dyczek, J. Reclaw (eds.), The Danube Limes – A Roman River Frontier, Wien 2009). Member of the organising team of the 26th Limes Congress Batumi 2024.
Member of the Committee on the Archaeology of the Mediterranean Countries of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Sports Council of the University of Warsaw.


selected publications:

  1. Lemke, The Dwindling Legion. Architectural and Administrational Changes in Novae (Moesia inferior) on the Verge to Late Antiquity, [in:] R. Collins, M. Weber, M. Symonds (eds.), Roman Military Architecture on the Frontiers in Late Antiquity: Armies and their Architecture, London 2015, 90-97.
  2. Lemke, Die Tücken des Terrains. Einige Aspekte der Militärgeschichte der Unteren Donau zwischen Limes und Neuzeit, [in:] G. Sommer von Bülow (ed.), Kontaktzone Balkan. Beiträge des Internationalen Kolloquiums “Die Donau-Balkan-Region als Kontaktzone zwischen Ost-West und Nord-Süd” vom 16. bis 18. Mai 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Kolloquien zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte 20, Bonn 2015, 129-140.
  3. Lemke, Towards a military geography of Moesia inferior, [in:] L. Vagalinski, N. Sharankov (eds.), Limes XXII. Proceedings of the XXIInd International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies held in Ruse, Bulgaria (September 2012). Sofia 2015, 845-852.
  4. Lemke, Marsigli’s Moesia: the Limes Sites in Bulgaria as seen in the 18th Century, [in:] A. Tomas (ed.), Ad fines imperii Romani. Studia Thaddaeo Sarnowski septuagenario ab amicis, collegis discipulisque dedicate, Warszawa 2015, 173-192
  5. Lemke, A. Tomas, The Mithraeum at Novae revisited, [in:] A. Tomas (ed.), Ad fines imperii Romani. Studia Thaddaeo Sarnowski septuagenario ab amicis, collegis discipulisque dedicate, Warszawa 2015, 227-247.
  6. Lemke, Danube, Limes & Logistics. Some thoughts on Roman army supply chains in Moesia inferior, Novensia 27 (2016), 9-38
  7. Lemke, Zwei bronzene Acheloosmasken aus der hellenistischen Hafensiedlung Rhizon (Montenegro), Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt 47 (4/2017), 489-500.
  8. Lemke, The water supply of the legionary fortress Novae (Bulgaria), [in:] S. Matešić, C.S. Sommer (eds.) Limes XXIII: Proceedings of the 23rd International Limes Congress Ingolstadt 2015. Akten des 23. Internationalen Limeskongresses in Ingolstadt 2015, 1015-1023, 2018
  9. Lemke, Advocatus diaboli – What if it was not the Eighth Legion that built Novae?, [in:] Novensia 29 (2018), 73-86.
  10. Lemke, G. Nuţu, M. Bajtler, K. Trusz, The Danube Underwater Heritage Project — First Steps, Novensia 29 (2018), 87-101.
  11. Lemke, M. Bajtler, K. Trusz, Naval Supply Lines for the Roman Army in Moesia Inferior — Basic Considerations for the Danube Underwater Heritage Project, [in:] „Światowit” Supplement Series U: Underwater Archaeology, vol. II (2019) – Archaeology: Just Add Water, 39-58.
  12. Lemke, S. Shpuza, B. Wojciechowski, Bushat, not lost but found: A ‘new’ Illyrian settlement in northern Albania, Antiquity 95/380, 1-9. doi:10.15184/aqy.2021.11
  13. Lemke, Wasserversorgung mit einem Hauch von Selbstdarstellung. Zu den gestempelten flavischen Tonrohren aus Novae, [in:] K. Balbuza, M. Duch, Z. Kaczmarek, K. Królczyk, A. Tatarkiewicz (eds.) Antiquitas Aeterna. Classical Studies dedicated to Leszek Mrozewicz on his 70th Birthday (= Phillippika 153), Harrassowitz Wiesbaden, 2021, pp. 185-197.
  14. Lemke, Lots of plumbing, little plumbum. The lead piping in Novae revisited on the occasion of a new find from sector 12, Novensia 30, 21-30.
  15. Lemke, M. Daszkiewicz, Mixing it up. An analysis of hydraulic mortars used in the conduits and sewage canals of the Roman legionary fortress Novae (Bulgaria): composition and context, forthcoming


Berto Claudio

Claudio Berto

dr hab. Claudio Berto
Katedra Archeologii Epoki Kamienia
Laboratorium Archeologicznych Analiz Specjalistycznych


phone number:
+48 22 55 22 842

duty hours:
Thursday 11.30–13.30, room 2.15

research interests:
– Microvertebrate Paleontology
– Biochronology
–  Quaternary Mammals
– Pleistocene palaeoecology
– Paleoclimate reconstructions
– Environmental reconstructions in Palaeolithic sites


Publications in indexed scientific journals

Berto C., Szymanek M., Blain H.-A., Pereswiet-Soltan, A., Krajcarz, M., Kot, M., 2021. Small vertebrate and mollusc community response to the latest Pleistocene-Holocene environment and climate changes in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland (Poland, Central Europe). Quaternary International.

Kot, M., Gryczewska, N., Szymanek, M., Moskal del-Hoyo, M., Szeliga, M., Berto, C., Wojenka, M., Krajcarz, M., Krajcarz, M.T., Wertz, K., Fedorowicz, S., Jaskulska, E., Pilcicka-Ciura, H., 2021. Bramka Rockshelter: An Early Mesolithic cave site in Polish Jura. Quaternary International.

Berto, C., Krajcarz, M.T., Moskal-del Hoyo, M., Komar, M., Sinet-Mathiot, V., Zarzecka-Szubińska, K., Krajcarz, M., Szymanek, M., Wertz, K., Marciszak, A., Mętrak, M., Suska-Malawska, M., Wilcke, A., Kot, M., 2021. Environment changes during Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in southern Poland (Central Europe). A multiproxy approach for the MIS 3 sequence of Koziarnia Cave (Kraków-Częstochowa Upland). [accepted manuscript]. J. Archaeol. Sci. Reports 35.

López-García, J.M., Cuenca-Bescós, G., Galindo-Pellicena, M.Á., Luzi, E., Berto, C., Lebreton, L., Desclaux, E., 2021. Rodents as indicators of the climatic conditions during the Middle Pleistocene in the southwestern Mediterranean region: implications for the environment in which hominins lived. J. Hum. Evol. 150, 102911.

Berto, C., Nadachowski, A., Pereswiet-Soltan, A., Lemanik, A., Kot, M. , 2020. The Middle Pleistocene small mammals from the lower layers of Tunel Wielki Cave (Kraków-Częstochowa Upland): An Early Toringian assemblage in Poland. Quaternary International, in press.

Moncel, M.H., Santagata, C., Pereira, A., Nomade, S., Voinchet, P., Bahain, J.J., Daujeard, C., Curci, A., Lemorini, C., Hardy, B., Eramo, G., Berto, C., Raynal, J.P., Arzarello, M., Mecozzi, B., Iannucci, A., Sardella, R., 2020. The origin of early Acheulean expansion in Europe 700 ka ago : new findings at Notarchirico ( Italy ). Sci. Rep. 1–16.

Baca, M., Popović, D., Baca, K., Lemanik, A., Doan, K., Horáček, I., López-García, J.M., Bañuls-Cardona, S., Pazonyi, P., Desclaux, E., Crégut-Bonnoure, E., Berto, C., Lenardić, J.M., Miękina, B., Murelaga, X., Cuenca-Bescós, G., Krajcarz, M., Marković, Z., Petculescu, A., Wilczyński, J., Knul, M.V., Stewart, J.R., Nadachowski, A., 2020. Diverse responses of common vole (Microtus arvalis) populations to Late Glacial and Early Holocene climate changes – Evidence from ancient DNA. Quat. Sci. Rev. 233, 106239.

Berto, C., López-García, J.M., Luzi, E., 2019. Changes in the Late Pleistocene small-mammal distribution in the Italian Peninsula. Quat. Sci. Rev. 225, 106019.

Berto, C., Santaniello, F., Grimaldi, S., 2019. Palaeoenvironment and palaeoclimate in the western Liguria region (northwestern Italy) during the Last Glacial. The small mammal sequence of Riparo Mochi (Balzi Rossi, Ventimiglia). Comptes Rendus Palevol 18, 13–23.

Cheli Cheheb, R.C., Arzarello, M., Arnaud, J., Berto, C., Cáceres, I., Caracausi, S., Colopi, F., Daffara, S., Canini, G.M., Huguet, R., Karambatsou, T., Sala, B., Zambaldi, M., Berruti, G.L.F., 2019. Human behavior and Homo-mammal interactions at the first European peopling: new evidence from the Pirro Nord site (Apricena, Southern Italy). Sci. Nat. 106, 16.

Kot, M., Gryczewska, N., Berto, C., Wojenka, M., Szeliga, M., Jaskulska, E., Fetner, R., Krajcarz, M., Wertz, K., Zarzecka-Szubińska, K., Krajcarz, M.T., Moskal-del Hoyo, M., Leloch, M., Jakubczak, M., 2019. Thirteen cave sites: settlement patterns in Sąspów Valley, Polish Jura. Antiquity 93, e30.

López-García, J.M., Berto, C., Peresani, M., 2019. Environmental and climatic context of the hominin occurrence in northeastern Italy from the late Middle to Late Pleistocene inferred from small-mammal assemblages. Quat. Sci. Rev. 216, 18–33.

Moroni, A., Boschian, G., Crezzini, J., Montanari-Canini, G., Marciani, G., Capecchi, G., Arrighi, S., Aureli, D., Berto, C., Freguglia, M., Araujo, A., Scaramucci, S., Hublin, J.J., Lauer, T., Benazzi, S., Parenti, F., Bonato, M., Ricci, S., Talamo, S., Segre, A.G., Boschin, F., Spagnolo, V., 2019. Late Neandertals in central Italy. High-resolution chronicles from Grotta dei Santi (Monte Argentario – Tuscany). Quat. Sci. Rev. 217, 130–151.

Berto, C., Luzi, E., Canini, G.M., Guerreschi, A., Fontana, F., 2018. Climate and landscape in Italy during Late Epigravettian. The Late Glacial small mammal sequence of Riparo Tagliente (Stallavena di Grezzana, Verona, Italy). Quat. Sci. Rev. 184, 132–142.

Boschin, F., Boscato, P., Berto, C., Crezzini, J., Ronchitelli, A., 2018. The palaeoecological meaning of macromammal remains from archaeological sites exemplified by the case study of Grotta Paglicci (Upper Palaeolithic, southern Italy). Quat. Res. 90, 470–482.

Berto, C., Boscato, P., Boschin, F., Luzi, E., Ronchitelli, A., 2017. Paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic context during the Upper Palaeolithic (late Upper Pleistocene) in the Italian Peninsula. The small mammal record from Grotta Paglicci (Rignano Garganico, Foggia, Southern Italy). Quat. Sci. Rev. 168, 30–41.

Arnaud, J., Peretto, C., Panetta, D., Tripodi, M., Fontana, F., Arzarello, M., Thun Hohenstein, U., Berto, C., Sala, B., Oxilia, G., Salvadori, P.A., Benazzi, S., 2016. A reexamination of the Middle Paleolithic human remains from Riparo Tagliente, Italy. Quat. Int. 425, 437–444.

Berto, C., Bertè, D., Luzi, E., López-García, J.M., Pereswiet-Soltan, A., Arzarello, M., 2016. Small and large mammals from the Ciota Ciara cave (Borgosesia, Vercelli, Italy): An Isotope Stage 5 assemblage. Comptes Rendus Palevol 15, 669–680.

Blain, H.-A., Delfino, M., Berto, C., Arzarello, M., 2016. First record of Pelobates syriacus (Anura, Amphibia) in the early Pleistocene of Italy. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 96, 111–124.

López-García, J.M.J.M., Luzi, E., Berto, C., Peretto, C., Arzarello, M., 2015. Chronological context of the first hominin occurrence in southern Europe: the Allophaiomys ruffoi (Arvicolinae, Rodentia, Mammalia) from Pirro 13 (Pirro Nord, Apulia, southwestern Italy). Quat. Sci. Rev. 107, 260–266.

López-García, J.M., Berto, C., Luzi, E., Dalla Valle, C., Bañuls-Cardona, S., Sala, B., 2015. The genus Iberomys (Chaline, 1972) (Rodentia, Arvicolinae, Mammalia) in the Pleistocene of Italy. Ital. J. Geosci. 134, 162–169.

Peretto, C., Arnaud, J., Moggi-Cecchi, J., Nomade, S., Pereira, A., Falguères, C., Bahain, J.-J., Grimaud-Hervé, D., Berto, C., Sala, B., Lembo, G., Muttillo, B., Gallotti, R., Thun Hohenstein, U., Vaccaro, C., Coltorti, M., Arzarello, M., 2015. A Human Deciduous Tooth and New 40Ar / 39Ar Dating Results from the Middle Pleistocene Archaeological Site of Isernia La Pineta, Southern Italy. PLoS One 10, 1–19.

López-García, J. M., Berto, C., Colamussi, V., Dalla Valle, C., Lo Vetro, D., Luzi, E., Malavasi, G., Martini, F., Sala, B., 2014. Palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic reconstruction of the latest Pleistocene–Holocene sequence from Grotta del Romito (Calabria, southern Italy) using the small-mammal assemblages. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 409, 169–179.

Berto, C., Rubinato, G., 2013. The upper Pleistocene mammal record from Caverna degli Orsi (San Dorligo della Valle – Dolina, Trieste, Italy): A faunal complex between eastern and western Europe. Quat. Int. 284, 1–8.

Arzarello, M., Daffara, S., Berruti, G., Berruto, G., Berté, D., Berto, C., Gambari, F.M., Peretto, C., 2012. The Mousterian Settlement in the Ciota Ciara Cave: the oldest evidence of Homo neanderthalensis in Piedmont (Northern Italy). J. Biol. Res. – Boll. della Soc. Ital. di Biol. Sper. 85, 71–75.

Publications in other scientific journals

Paronuzzi, P., Berto, C., Ghezzo, E., Hohenstein, U.T., Massarenti, A., Reggiani, P., 2018. Nota preliminare sulla sequenza UMG di ex Cava a Filo (Croara, BO): gli aspetti stratigrafico-sedimentari, paleontologici e antropici alla luce delle ultime indagini (2006-2016). Mem. dell’Istituto Ital. di Speleol. II, 131–144.

Berto, C., Luzi, E., Guerreschi, A., Fontana, F., Valletta, F., 2016. Small mammals from Mondeval de Sora (San Vito di Cadore, Belluno): paleoenvironmental differences between early and late Holocene. Preist. Alp. 48, 69–72.

Angelucci, D. E., Arnaud, J., Arzarello, M., Berruti, G. Berruto, G., Berté, D. Berto, C., Buccheri, F., Casini, A., Daffara, S., Luzi, E., López-García, J. M., 2015. Borgosesia, Monte Fenera. L’occupazione musteriana della grotta della Ciota Ciara, nuovi dati dalla campagna di scavo 2014. Quaderni Della Soprintendenza Archeologica Del Piemonte, 400-402.

Daffara, S., Arzarello, M., Berruti, G., Berruto, G., Bertè, D., Berto, C., Casini, A., 2014. The Mousterian lithic assemblage of the Ciota Ciara cave (Piedmont, Northern Italy): exploitation and conditioning of raw materials. Journal of Lithic Studies, 1, 2, 1-16.

Arnaud, J., Arzarello, M., Berruti, G., Berruto, G., Bertè, D., Berto, C., Buccheri, F., Daffara, S., Luzi, E., López-García, J. M., Peretto, C., 2014. Borgosesia, Monte Fenera. Grotta della Ciota Ciara. Quaderni Della Soprintendenza Archeologica Del Piemonte, 29, 204–206.

Arzarello, M., Daffara, S., Berruti, G., Berruto, G., Bertè, D., Berto, C., Peretto, C., 2013. Borgosesia, Monte Fenera. L’occupazione musteriana della grotta della Ciota Ciara. Quaderni della Soprintendenza Archeologica del Piemonte, 27, 331-336.

List of published chapters in scientific monographs

Berto, C., 2020. I piccoli mammiferi (Strati N-F). In: Martini, F., Sarti, L. (Eds.), Il Musteriano Di Grotta Del Cavallo Nel Salento (Scavi 1986-2005). Culture e Ambienti. Museo e Istituto Fiorentino di Preistoria “Paolo Graziosi,” Firenze, pp. 75–83.

Sala, B., Berto, C., 2020. I grandi mammiferi (Strati F-N). In: Martini, F., Sarti, L. (Eds.), Il Musteriano Di Grotta Del Cavallo Nel Salento (Scavi 1986-2005). Culture e Ambienti. Museo e Istituto Fiorentino di Preistoria “Paolo Graziosi,” Firenze, pp. 65–74.

Berto, C., 2019. La microfauna, in: Steffè, G., Degasperi, N. (Eds.), Il Villaggio Neolitico Di Lugo Di Romagna Fornace Gattelli. Strutture, Ambiente, Culture. Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria, Firenze, pp. 361–363.

Berto, C., Bon, M., Zampieri, S., 2012. I reperti faunistici provenienti dal sito del Neolitico recente di Botteghino (Parma), in: Atti Del 6° Convegno Nazionale Di Archeozoologia (Orecchiella, 2009). pp. 183–185.

Bon, M., Zampieri, S., Rocco, G., Berto, C., 2012. Analisi archeozoologica degli insediamenti tardomedievali e moderni di San Giacomo in Paludo (VE), in: Atti Del 6° Convegno Nazionale Di Archeozoologia (Orecchiella, 2009). pp. 351–354.



As Principal Investigator


OPUS20: 2020/39/B/HS3/00932. A palaeoecological approach to archaeological sites: The landscape of the human occupation between the late Middle Palaeolithic and Upper Palaeolithic in southern Poland


Miniatura 4: 2020/04/X/ST10/01659. Environment and climate reconstruction in Central Italy between Late Pleistocene and early Holocene. Testing direct radiometric dating method on the small mammal bones from Grotta della Ferrovia


IDUB: 501-D115-20-0004316. Climate and environment during the final Pleistocene to Early Holocene transition. Chronological framework of three archaeological cave sites in the Sąspów Valley

As Participant


Sonata BIS: 2016/22/E/HS3/00486. Settlement of the Sąspów Valley from Palaeolithic up to Modern times- elaboration of the unpublished fieldwork results of prof. Waldemar Chmielewski. Principal Investigator: Dr. Małgorzata Kot

2015 – today: From the Gravettian to the Epigravettian in Southern Italy. Changes in behaviour, technological know-how and symbolism at the cave sites of Paglicci (Rignano Garganico, Apulia) and La Cala (Camerota, Campania). Project founded by several Italian institutions such as MIUR (Italian Ministry for University and Research) and local communities. I am responsible for the small mammal collections study. Principal investigator: Dr. Adriana Moroni (University of Siena).

2015 – 2016 and 2019 – today: Early Evidence of Acheulean bifacial technology in Europe. Project founded by the Leakey Foundation. I am the responsible for the small mammal study of Notarchirico (Middle Pleistocene). Principal investigator: Prof. Marie-Hélène Moncel (MNHN – Paris).


Joanna Wilimowska

dr Joanna Wilimowska


research interests:

society and economy of Graeco-Roman Egypt
temples and priests in ancient Egypt
Greek and Demotic papyrology
Greek epigraphy


Research articles:

    • „Sacred animal cult workers in the Ptolemaic Fayum”, The Journal of Juristic Papyrology 50 (2020), pp. 263–298.
    • „The epigraphic curve in the Fayum Oasis”, [in:] K. Nawotka (ed.), Epigraphic Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean in Antiquity, London & New York: Routledge 2020, pp. 201–214.
    • (as co-author with: K. Nawotka, N. Carless Unwin, P. Głogowski, D. Grzesik, M. Halamus, P. Komar, J. Porucznik, Ł. Szeląg, A. Wojciechowska), „Conclusions: One or many epigraphic cultures in the Eastern Mediterranean” [in:] K. Nawotka (ed.), Epigraphic Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean in Antiquity, London & New York: Routledge 2020, pp. 215–246.
    • „Priests and support temple staff in the Fayum Oasis in the Ptolemaic period”, Eos. Commentarii Societatis Philologae Polonorum 106 (2019), pp. 131–139.
    • „Benefactions toward temples in the Ptolemaic Fayum”, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 54 (2018), pp. 103–118.
    • „Struktura etniczna Egiptu ptolemejskiego na przykładzie oazy Fajum. Problemy badawcze”, SAMAI: Studia Antiquitatis et Medii Aevi Incohantis 2 (2017), pp. 37–49.
    • „Ethnic diversity in the Ptolemaic Fayum”, Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 56/3 (2016), pp. 287–292.
    • „Astrologia w legendach o Aleksandrze Wielkim”, Nowy Filomata 18/2 (2013), pp. 177–184.

Book Reviews:

    • SAMAI: Studia Antiquitatis et Medii Aevi Incohantis 4 (2019), pp. 192–196: review of K. Vandorpe (ed.), A Companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt, Hoboken (NJ): Wiley-Blackwell 2019, 792 pp.
    • SAMAI: Studia Antiquitatis et Medii Aevi Incohantis 2 (2017), pp. 118–122: review of Ch. Fischer-Bovet, Army and Society in Ptolemaic Egypt, Cambridge & Oxford: Cambridge University Press 2014, xxv, 447 pp.
    • Eos. Commentarii Societatis Philologae Polonorum 101/1 (2014), pp. 122–124: review of A. Monson, From the Ptolemies to the Romans. Political and Economic Change in Egypt, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2012, xix, 343 pp.

research projects:

2020-2023 (SONATINA 2020/36/C/HS3/00261), principal investigator: Priests and temple personnel in Ptolemaic Egypt. Social and economic aspects financed by the National Science Centre.

2017-2018 (ETIUDA 2017/24/T/HS3/00206), principal investigator: Priests and support temple staff in the Fayum Oasis in the Ptolemaic period financed by the National Science Centre.

Dzbyński Aleksander

Aleksander Dzbynski

dr hab. Aleksander Dzbyński
Department of Aegean and Textile Archaeology


Phone number:
+48 22 55 22 814

duty hours:

research interests:
– development of mathematical cognition in prehistory
– philosophy
– archaeological theory
– history of science and technology
– archeoturism
– cognitive archaeology
– Paleolithic
– Neolithic
– Copper Age
– Bronze Age

Dzbyński, A. (2020): Cinematosophical Introduction to the Theory of Archaeology. Understanding Archaeology Through Cinema, Philosophy, Literature and some Incongruous Extremes. Vernon Press.

Dzbyński, A. (2013): The Power of the Line – Metaphor, Number and Material Culture in Europaean Prehistory. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Dzbyński, A. (2011): Pan Wiórecki i Świat-Maszyna. Człowiek a technologia – od kamienia do komputera. Sorus.

Dzbyński, A. (2008): Ritual and Understanding. Rational Bases of Communication and Exchange in Prehistoric Europe. FROA.

Dzbynski, A. (2004): Metrologische Strukturen in der Kultur mit Schnurkeramik und ihre Bedeutung für die Kulturentwicklung des mitteleuropäischen Raumes. Beiträge zur Ur- und Frühgeschichte Mitteleuropas 39. Beier & Beran.

A cinematosophical approach. Understanding archaeology through cinema, philosophy and literature. Theorie | Archäologie | Reflexion. Kontroversen und Ansätze im deutschsprachigen Diskurs (in press).

Dzbyński, A. (2016): Some remarks on number concept development in the Near East and Europe. Archaeological Dialogues 23 (1) 71-92.

Dzbynski, A. (2015): Some remarks on cognitive impact of metallurgical development in promoting numerical and metrological abstraction in Europe. Documenta Praehistorica XLII: 1-15.

Dzbyński, A. (2014): From Seeberg to Colmar: early mathematical concepts in prehistoric Europe at the interface between material culture, technology and metaphors. Praehistorische Zeitschrift, Band 89 (1): 1-11.

Dzbynski, A. (2011): Mr. Blademan. Macrolithic Technology ― Eneolithic Vocabulary and Metaphors. Documenta Praehistorica XXXVIII, Neolithic Studies 18: 172-184.

Dzbynski, A. (2008): Von Seeberg bis Kelsterbach: ein Beitrag zur Bedeutung des Kupfers im Äneolithikum und in der Bronzezeit Europas. Prähistorische Zeitschrift, Band 83: 36-44.

Debiec, M. & Dzbynski, A. (2007): Die ersten Radiokarbondatierungen aus der Siedlung der linienbandkeramischen Kultur in Zwięczyca, GM. Boguchwała. Sprawozdania Archeologiczne 59: 53-62.

Debiec, M. & Dzbynski, A. (2006): Neue Funde der Doppelschneidigen Geräte aus der linearbandkeramischen Siedlung in Zwięczyca, Gemeinde Boguchwała, Wojewodschaft podkarpackie. Sprawozdania Archeologiczne 58: 223-245.

Debiec. M. & Dzbynski, A. (2006): An Early Neolithic Antropomorphic Figurine from Zwięczyca Site 3, Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Acta Archaeologica Carpatica, T. XLI: 25-29.

Dzbyński, A. (2016): There is nothing but Machines. Digressions from the borderline of prehistory, technology and philosophy. Thinking today IV. The presence of technology. Barbara Skarga Foundation for Thinking: 115-128.

Dębiec, M. & Dzbyński, A. (2010): Human Activity Zones in the Settlement of the Linearbandkeramic Culture in Southeast Poland. In: D. Gheorghiu (ed.) Neolithic and Chalcolithic Archaeology in Eurasia: Building Techniques and Spatial Organisation. Proceedings of the XV World Congress UISPP (Lisbon, 4-9 September 2006). BAR S2097: 81-84.

Dzbyński, A. (2010): Das Häuptlingscourt von Vikletice – die soziale Differenzierung in der Schnurkeramik. In: E. Claßen, T. Doppler und B. Ramminger (Hrsg.) Familie – Verwandtschaft – Sozialstrukturen: Sozialarchäologische Forschungen zu neolithischenn Befunden. Fokus Jungsteinzeit. Berichte der AG-Neolithikum 1. Kerpen-Loogh 2010: 1-5.

Dzbyński, A. (2009): Megalithen und Beile. Austausch und Kommunikation in der Kugelamphorenkultur in Polen. In: H-J. Beier, E. Claßen, T. Doppler und B. Ramminger (Hrsg.) Neolithische Monumente und neolithische Gesellschaften. Beiträge der Sitzung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Neolithikum während der Jahrestagung des Nordwestdeutschen Verbandes für Altertumsforschung e. V. in Schleswig, 9. – 10. Oktober 2007. Varia neolithica VI. Langenweißbach 2009: 105-110.

Dzbyński, A. (2009): Metrologische Eigenschaften der endneolithischen Töpfe in Europa. In: P. Stockhammer (red.), Keramik jenseits der Chronologie. Vorträge aus der Tagung des Südwestdeutschen Verbandes der Archäologie in Xanten 2006. Internationale Archäologie, Band 14: 29-38.

Dzbyński, A. (2007): Swiss Neolithic Copper Beads Revisited: Currency, Ornament or Prestige Item? New Evidence of the Metrological Concept in Prehistoric Europe. Analecta Archaeologica Ressoviensia, Tom 2: 1-13.

Dzbynski A. & Dębiec M. (2007): Eine neue Epoche: die ersten Ackerbauern in Südostpolen und in der Westukraine (6.-5. Jt. v.u.Z.). Frühzeit Ostmitteleuropas. In: M. Dębiec & M. Wołoszyn (Hrsg.) Das polnisch-ukrainische Grenzgebiet aus archäologischer Perspektive. Mitel: Rzeszów: 53-65.

Debiec, M., Dzbynski, A. & Pelisiak, A. (2006): Drugi sezon badań wykopaliskowych na stanowisku 3 w Zwięczycy, gm. Boguchwała [Die zweite Grabungskampagne in der Fundstelle Zwieczyca]. Materiały i Sprawozdania Rzeszowskiego Ośrodka Archeologicznego 27: 56-67.

Dzbynski, A. (2006): Die Größe zählt. Über einigen metrischen Eigenschaften der schnurkeramischen Amphoren aus Böhmen. Analecta Achaeologica Ressoviensia 1: 87-99.

Debiec. M., Dzbynski, A. & Pelisiak, A. (2005): Terytorium eksploatowane przez osadę KCWR w Zwięczycy na tle podobnych badań w innych regionach (Territory Exploited by LBK Settlement in Zwieczyca Against Background of Similar Research in other Regions. In: Archeologia Kotliny Sandomierskiej. Rocznik Muzeum Regionalnego w Stalowej Woli 4: 215-228.

Dzbynski, A. (2004): Was sind die Gefäßvolumina in der Kultur mit Schnurkeramik in Böhmen?. In: Spatial analysis of funerary areas. Proceedings from the session held at the 8th Annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Thessaloniki, red. Smejda L. und Turek J. (Plzeň): 15-20.

Dzbynski, A. (2004): Metrologie der Kultur mit Schnurkeramik in Mitteldeutschland. Zeitschrift für Mitteldeutsche Vorgeschichte 88: 137-148.

Dzbynski, A. & Wiermann, R. (2002): Von Alten, Äxten und Amphoren. Praehistorica XXV/XXVI: 205 – 226.

Dzbynski, A. (2015): Weight, Value, and Money. A contribution to the issue of weight standards of the Bronze Age Europe.

Dzbynski, A. (2005): The new metrological phenomenon in Neolithic Europe. Le Bulletin de la Société Préhistorique Française.

Dzbynski, A. (2007): J. Nowakowski, A. Prinke and W. Rączkowski (Hrsg.), Biskupin…i co dalej? Zdjęcia lotnicze w polskiej archeologii [Biskupin… und was danach? Luftbilder in der polnischen Archäologie] Sprawozdania Archeologiczne 59, 567-574.

Dzbynski, A. (2006): J. Müller und J. Czebreszuk (Hrsg.), Bruszczewo. Ausgrabungen und Forschungen in einer prähistorischen Siedlungskammer Grosspolens. Teil I, Forschungsstand – Erste Ergebnisse – Das östliche Feuchtbodenareal, Sprawozdania Archeologiczne 58, 573-581.

Dzbynski, A. (2004): “Initiative Krems 2001” in Igołomia bei Krakau. Sprawozdania Archeologiczne 56, 547 – 550.

research grants:
Research grant AZ 13/EU/12: Copper Beads, Value Standards, and Mathematics. Technology as a factor of cognitive development and foundations of mathematical thought in Prehistoric Europe. Marie-Curie M4HUMAN post-doc fellowship (senior researcher and principal investigator) founded by Gerda Henkel Foundation (2013 – 2015) at the Zurich University.

Individual research grant R-113/04 founded by Cogito Foundation for the project Roots of Civilization. Studies in libraries and material surveys in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and Poland.

Scholarships of the Freie Akademische Gesellschaft der Universität Basel, Stiftung für Philosophische und Theologische Studien, Bremer Stiftung für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie. Material surveys in collaboration with archaeological institutions in Czech Republic (Prehistoric Department of the Charles University in Prag, National Museum in Prag), Germany (Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte in Halle) and Poland (Polish Academy of Sciences) in the years 2002 to 2004.

Mueller-Bieniek Aldona

dr hab. Aldona Mueller-Bieniek
Katedra Bioarcheologii


duty hours:
Monday 13.00–14.00, room 0.30 or 0.29
Tuesday 12.00–13.00, room 0.30

research interests:
– archaeobotany
– environmental archaeology
– palaeodiet

Archaeobotany, understood as analysis of fruits and seeds from archaeological context, is my main research skill. I am interested in past human-environment interactions, how people accommodated to their surrounding and how they changed it. I am interested in using archaeobotanical data in broad archaeological, palaeoenvironmental, geographical and palaeoeconomical background.

bibliography: selected papers (last 5 years)

  • Mueller-Bieniek A., Rusishvili N., Jalabadze M., Kvavadze E.,  2021. Plant remains from Berikldeebi, Georgia, 1979-1992. Bioarchaeology of the Near East 15, 77–84.
  • Kontny, B., Szeliga, M., Wojenka, M., Kosiński, T., Mueller-Bieniek, A., Kot, M., 2021. A Unique Clay Rattle from Koziarnia Cave in Southern Poland. Archäol. Korresp. 51, 91–109.
  • Mueller-Bieniek, A., 2020. Kraków Mogiła 53, 55 – Kopiec Wandy. Raport z badań archeobotanicznych. Mater. Archeol. Nowej Huty 23: 305–310
  • Salavert, A., Zazzo, A., Martin, L., Antolín, F., Gauthier, C., Thil, F., Tombret, O., Bouby, L., Manen, C., Mineo, M., Mueller-Bieniek, A., Piqué, R., Rottoli, M., Rovira, N., Toulemonde, F., Vostrovská, I., 2020. Direct dating reveals the early history of opium poppy in western Europe. Sci. Rep. 10, 1–10.
  • Mueller-Bieniek, A., Jarosińska, J., 2020. Neolityczne ślady użytkowania roślin w rejonie Dolnej Wierzycy i Janki na Pojezierzu Starogardzkim, in: Felczak, O. (Ed.), Wczesny i środkowy neolit na Pojezierzu Starogardzkim w świetle badań nad Dolną Wierzycą i Janką. Archaeological Museum in Gdańsk, Gdańsk, pp. 281–313. ISBN 978-83-956473-2-1
  • Czajkowska, B.I., Bogaard, A., Charles, M., Jones, G., Kohler-Schneider, M., Mueller-Bieniek, A., Brown, T.A., 2020. Ancient DNA typing indicates that the “new” glume wheat of early Eurasian agriculture is a cultivated member of the Triticum timopheevii group. J. Archaeol. Sci. 123, 105258.
  • Filipović, D., Meadows, J., Corso, M.D., Kirleis, W., Alsleben, A., Akeret, Ö., Bittmann, F., Bosi, G., Ciută, B., Dreslerová, D., Effenberger, H., Gyulai, F., Heiss, A.G., Hellmund, M., Jahns, S., Jakobitsch, T., Kapcia, M., Klooß, S., Kohler-Schneider, M., Kroll, H., Makarowicz, P., Marinova, E., Märkle, T., Medović, A., Mercuri, A.M., Mueller-Bieniek, A., Nisbet, R., Pashkevich, G., Perego, R., Pokorný, P., Pospieszny, Ł., Przybyła, M., Reed, K., Rennwanz, J., Stika, H.-P., Stobbe, A., Tolar, T., Wasylikowa, K., Wiethold, J., Zerl, T., 2020. New AMS 14 C dates track the arrival and spread of broomcorn millet cultivation and agricultural change in prehistoric Europe. Scientific Reports 10, 13698.
  • Mnich, B., Mueller-Bieniek, A., Nowak, M., Wilczyński, J., Pospuła, S., Szostek, K., 2020. Terrestrial diet in prehistoric human groups from southern Poland based on human, faunal and botanical stable isotope evidence. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 32, 102382.
  • Pyzel, J., Mueller-Bieniek, A., Moskal-del Hoyo, M.M., 2020. The first farmers on the Vistula river  in the Polish lowlands, in: Gron, K.J., Sørensen, L., Rowley-Conwy, P. (Eds.), Farmers at the Frontier. A Pan-European Perspective of Neolithization. Oxbow Books, Oxford & Philadelphia, pp. 247–261
  • Mueller-Bieniek, A., Pyzel, J., Kapcia, M., 2020. Chenopodium Seeds in Open-Air Archaeological Sites – How to Not Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater. Environmental Archaeology 25, 69–81.
  • Mueller-Bieniek, A., Nowak, M., Styring, A., Lityńska-Zając, M., Moskal-del Hoyo, M., Sojka, A., Paszko, B., Tunia, K., Bogaard, A., 2019. Spatial and temporal patterns in Neolithic and Bronze Age agriculture in Poland based on the stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic composition of cereal grains. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports. 27, 101993.
  • Mueller-Bieniek, A., Bogucki, P., Pyzel, J., Kapcia, M., Moskal-del Hoyo, M., Nalepka, D., 2019. The role of Chenopodium in the subsistence economy of pioneer agriculturalists on the northern frontier of the Linear Pottery culture in Kuyavia, central Poland. Journal of Archaeological Science 111, 105027.
  • Kapcia, M., Mueller-Bieniek, A., 2019. An insight into Bronze Age subsistence strategy in forested Carpathian foothills, based on plant macro-remains. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 11, 2879–2895.
  • Mueller-Bieniek, A., 2018. Rośliny w życiu średniowiecznych krakowian, in: Izdebski, A., Szmytka, R. (Eds.), Ekobiografia Krakowa. Znak Horyzont, Kraków, pp. 119–151
  • Mueller-Bieniek A. 2017. Rośliny użytkowane w Małopolsce od neolitu – przewodnik opracowany w oparciu o materiały archeobotaniczne i źródła pisane. Zakład Doświadczalny IHAR PIB w Grodkowicach. ISBN 978-83-949397-0-0
  • Moskal-del Hoyo, M., Mueller-Bieniek, A., Alexandrowicz, W.P., Wilczyński, J., Wędzicha, S., Kapcia, M., Przybyła, M.M., 2017. The continuous persistence of open oak forests in the Miechów Upland (Poland) in the second half of the Holocene. Quaternary International, Anthracology: Local to Global Significance of Charcoal Science Part II 458, 14–27.

more publications:


Association for Environmental Archaeology

Commission on Quaternary Palaeogeography, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences

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