The Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, with great joy and enthusiasm will take part in the annual European Archaeology Days. The event is organized under the aegis of the French Ministry of Culture and coordinated by the National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP). In Poland, the event is held under the patronage of the National Institute of Cultural Heritage.
Therefore, on June 18-20, 2021, we have prepared several events for both young and adult archeology enthusiasts.
- From June 18, we invite you to the website of the Faculty of Archaeology, where you will be able to see a virtual exhibition devoted to selected archaeological sites researched by archaeologists from the University of Warsaw.
- The next day, there will be an archaeological workshop prepared by archaeologists in cooperation with the Children’s University of Interesting History.
- On the last day of the European Days of Archaeology, we invite those interested in archeology and the history of Warsaw to visit the fortified settlement in Bródno Stare.
We invite you to the exhibition that presents the most important discoveries related to excavations carried out in Europe by researchers from the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw.
Since the establishment of the first archaeological research unit at the University of Warsaw in 1919, archaeologists employed at the University have conducted excavations of over 300 archaeological sites in Poland and about 150 sites around the world (several dozen in Europe).
The exhibition will only present some excavation research, mainly those from the last 30 years. The results of this research have had a significant impact on the development of archeology and our understanding of Europe’s past.
Archaeologists from the University of Warsaw have significantly contributed to saving many monuments from oblivion, some of which have been entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List or on the National Register of Archaeological Monuments.
The exhibition is co-organized with the Museum of the University of Warsaw.
The exhibition (in English) will be available online from June 18.
Participants of the workshops will have the opportunity to learn about prehistoric craftsmanship related to the production of the oldest lithic tools, ceramic pottery, and glass beads. They will learn what aerial archaeology is, and how to find archaeological objects from the air. It will also be possible to play archaeological games created by students from the University of Warsaw.
Dates: June 19 (Saturday) from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Each class will last 45 minutes plus 15 minutes break.
9.00-10.00 – Workshop on modelling clay beads (similar to glass beads); led by Marcin Wagner
9.00-10.00 – Manufacture and use of the oldest stone tools; led by Katarzyna Pyżewicz, Michał Przeździecki and Witold Grużdź
10.00-11.00 – Workshop on modelling clay beads (similar to glass beads); led by Marcin Wagner
10.00-11.00 – Manufacture and use of the oldest stone tools; led by Katarzyna Pyżewicz, Michał Przeździecki and Witold Grużdź
11.00-12.00 – Making clay vessels using prehistoric methods; led by Marcin Wagner
11.00-12.00 – Aerial archaeology workshops; led by Miron Bogacki
12.00-13.00 – Making clay vessels using prehistoric methods; led by Marcin Wagner
12.00-13.00 – Aerial archaeology workshops; led by Miron Bogacki
13.00-14.00 – Archaeological board games
The list of participants has been closed
Workshops are co-organized with the Children’s University of Interesting History: DUCH and the Museum of the University of Warsaw.
We invite you for a guided tour of the hillfort Bródno Stare in Warsaw, which is under the supervision of the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw. Dr. Dariusz Błaszczyk (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw) will talk about buildings and interesting facts from the life of the inhabitants of the early medieval settlement.
Visiting date: June 20 (Sunday), 11.00-12.00 and 12.00-13.00
Meeting point: hillfort Bródno Stare
Guided tours in Polish
The Bródno Stare archaeological site is the remains of the oldest hillfort and settlement in contemporary Warsaw. Traces of settlement are related to the early Middle Ages, most probably from the end of the 9th to the 11th century. You can learn about the settlement, fortifications, and the everyday life of the inhabitants of that time, e.g. from a short animation by Mateusz Osiadacz (from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences):
Read more about the reconstruction of Bródno Stare Hillfort here.
Guided tour is co-organized with the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw.