Publications of IAUW

The Institute of Archaeology UW publishes eight series and a wide selection of monographic studies and manuals concerned with various disciplines of archaeology. Click on the footnotes at right for more details on the publications offered by IA UW. Potential buyers are invited to order the publication of their choice directly from the web page. For more information on IAUW publications write to:; or you may choose to order in person at the Library of the Institute of Archaeology, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, Szkoła Główna, in the Main Campus of the University of Warsaw. List of publications on offer

Światowit. Annual of the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw
ISSN 0082-044X

Not a day without a line drawn
Not a day without a line drawn (print: original composition on the cover of the second volume of the “Światowit” journal from 1900 by Marian Wawrzeniecki)

‘Światowit’ is an annual journal of the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw indexed in the European Reference Index for Humanities (ERIH), and one of the oldest Polish archaeological periodicals – it has been published since 1899.

It is a scholarly journal targeted at the entire archaeological community in Poland as well as abroad, and it covers the latest research methods and various archaeological specialisations. The broad scope of studies from diverse cultural, chronological, and territorial backgrounds included in the periodical fosters scholarly discussions and facilitates a search for research inspirations.

The Editorial Office accepts research papers on Mediterranean and Non-European Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology, Medieval Archaeology, and Archaeology of Poland. Reviews of archaeological works are also welcome.

The Editorial Office accepts articles in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and, in justified cases, Polish.

Texts submitted to the Editorial Office undergo a peer-review process performed by a group of independent anonymous experts (‘double-blind system’).

After an article is accepted for printing, its Authors will be asked to sign publishing agreements regulating copyrights concerning the text and illustrative material.

Authors are also entitled to a hard copy and .pdf digital version of their article.

Texts meant for publication in the forthcoming volume have to be submitted on 30 September 2019 at the latest.

Submissions should be sent via email to
Guidelines for authors can be found here.

Volumes published

The ‘Światowit’ editorial team:

Jerzy Żelazowski (Editor-in-chief)
Dariusz Manasterski
Karolina Blusiewicz
Rafał Fetner
Marcin Matera
Dariusz Szeląg

Editorial board:

Kazimierz Lewartowski – Chairman
Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw

Mikola Kryvaltsevich
Department of Archaeology, Institute of History,
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus,

Andrey Mazurkevich
Department of archaeology of Eastern Europe and Siberia,
The State Hermitage Museum,

Andreas Rau
Zentrum für Baltische und Skandinavische Archäologie

Jutta Stroszeck
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Athenische Abteilung, Greece

Aliki Moustaka
Department of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thesaloniki, Greece

Serenella Ensoli
University of Campania „Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy

Joanna Kalaga
Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw

Karol Szymczak
Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw

Wojciech Nowakowski
Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw

Włodzimierz Godlewski
emeritus, University of Warsaw

You are permitted to use the papers linked herewith licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (also known as CC-BY).

Guidelines for authors

(eds) D. Błaszczyk, J. Żelazowski


Studies and Materials

K. Januszek, K. Pyżewicz, Late Neolithic polished flint tools – between form and function 

S. Domaradzka, B. Józwiak, M. Przeździecki, Stone Age and Early Bronze Age archaeological material from the site 2 in Woźnawieś

A. Trzop-Szczypiorska, R. Karasiewicz-Szczypiorski, Houses from sites of the Przeworsk Culture in Masovia. A few examples from unpublished research 

A. Chilińska-Früboes, B. Kontny, Go for amber! Roman trace in a distant land or once more about old finds from former Ilischen

D. Chudzik, Selected Aspects of Early Medieval Settlement in the Łuków Plain and the Siedlce Upland

D. Błaszczyk, The provenance and diet of a man buried in the grave D162 from the cemetery in Bodzia in the light of isotopic analyses

J. Piątkowska-Małecka, Animal skeletal remains from the medieval settlement in Suraż, site 7/125, Suraż commune, Białystok district, Podlaskie voivodship

M. Osypińska, J. Piątkowska, Homestead Animals in Linear Pottery Culture Settlement i Ludwinów (Site 7, Aut. 112), Włocławek Commune and District

S. Wadyl, M. Krąpiec, Dendrochronology on the dating of an early medieval settlement in Węgielsztyn, Węgorzewo commune

A. Olech, System for Protection and Storage of Archaeological Collections in Slovakia


Chronicle of Excavations

M. Przeździecki, E. Ciepielewska, Rydno – Site: Nowy Młyn, Cut I/2015, Świętokrzyskie voivodship. The excavations in 2015

P. Szymański, Czerwony Dwór, site XXI, Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodship. The excavations in 2015

A. Brzóska, P. Prejs, Non-invasive Survey of the Bottom of the Vistula River Between the Świętokrzyski Bridge and the Gdański Bridge, Warsaw, Mazowieckie Voivodship, in the Years 2015-2016

E. Marczak-Łukasiewicz, Truszki-Zalesie, Site 1 ‘Okop’ i stanowisko 3 ‘Siedlisko’, Podlaskie voivodship. The excavations in 2013, 2015 and 2016

M. Natuniewicz-Sekuła, Weklice, Site 7, Elbląg district, Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodship. The excavations in 2015-2016

M. Starski, Puck, 1 Maja Street no. 3, Plot 168. The excavations in 2014-2015

M. Starski, Skarszewy – the market square, Skarszewy commune, Pomorskie voivodship. The excavations in 2015

S. Wadyl, Pasym, Site 1, Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodship. The excavations in 2016

S. Wadyl, J. Łapo, Perły, Site 1, Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodship. The excavations in 2016

W. Gumiński, Szczepanki, site 8, Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodship – a Stone Age peat-bog site of hunter-gatherers. The excavations in 2016