Mueller-Bieniek Aldona

Aldona Mueller-Bieniek
prof. Aldona Mueller-Bieniek

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