Stone Age Department

00-927 Warszawa, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, Szkoła Główna, pok. 2.15, 0.30 i 3.24, tel. +48 22 55 22 842

head of the Department:
prof. Karol Szymczak

dr hab. Claudio Berto
dr hab. Witold Gumiński
dr hab. Małgorzata Kot
dr hab. Dariusz Manasterski
Dr. Marcin Białowarczuk
Dr. Katarzyna Januszek
Dr. Michał Przeździecki
dr hab. Katarzyna Pyżewicz
Dr. Karolina Bugajska
Artur Grabarek, MA

PhD candidates:
Aleksandra Cetwińska, MA
Grzegorz Czajka, MA
Natalia Gryczewska, MA
Michał Leloch, MA

Archaeological fieldworks in Uzbekistan


conducted research grants:

  1. The high-mountain rock art sites in Kyzyl Dara gorge in Uzbekistan
    Principal Investigator: prof. dr hab. Karol Szymczak
    Main investogator: mgr Michał Leloch
    project financed by NCN PRELUDIUM BIS 2; nr 2019/35/O/HS3/03051
  1. Chemical traces of human activity in caves of Polish Jura. Use of selected lipid biomarkers analysis and PAHs analysis in sediments from archaeological sites.
    Principal Investigator: mgr Natalia Gryczewska
    project financed by NCN PRELUDIUM; nr 2021/41/N/HS3/02369
  1. Absolute chronology of burials and loose human bones from the hunter-gatherer Stone Age sites Dudka and Szczepanki in Masuria (NE-Poland)
    Principal Investigator: Karolina Bugajska
    project financed by NCN Opus 20; No 2020/39/B/HS3/02375
  1. A palaeoecological approach to archaeological sites: The landscape of the human occupation between the late Middle Palaeolithic and Upper Palaeolithic in southern Poland
    Principal Investigator: dr hab. Claudio Berto
    project financed by NCN OPUS; nr 2020/39/B/HS3/00932
  1. Scar pattern analysis method. Testing the procedures.
    Principal Investigator: dr hab. Małgorzata Kot
    project financed by NCN SONATA; 2016/21/D/HS3/02665
  1. The Subneolithic of Central Mazovia in the Light of Archival Collections of the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw
    Principal Investigator: dr Michał Przeździecki
    project funded by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage, and Sport from the Culture Promotion Fund, obtained from levies imposed on games subject to state monopoly, in accordance with Article 80(1) of the Act of 19 November 2009 on gambling.”


finished projects:

  1. Multidisciplinary microregional studies of the Middle Palaeolithic in the south-western Chatkal Range (western Tian Shan piedmonts, Uzbekistan); NCN OPUS; 2017/25/B/HS3/00520, (PI: prof. dr hab. Karol Szymczak)
  2. Three human species in Middle Upper Palaeolithic of Central Asia- an archaeological perspective; NCN OPUS; 2011/03/B/HS3/00473, (PI: prof. dr hab. Karol Szymczak)
  3. Settlement of the Sąspow Valley from Palaeolithic up to Modern times- elaboration of the unpublished fielwork results of prof. Waldemar Chmielewski ; NCN SONATA BIS; 2016/22/E/HS3/00486, (PI: dr hab. Małgorzata Kot)
  4. Scar pattern analysis method. Testing the procedures. NCN SONATA; 2016/21/D/HS3/02665, (PI: dr hab. Małgorzata Kot)
  5. 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; NCN MINIATURA-4; 2020/04/X/ST10/01659, (PI: dr hab. Claudio Berto)


recently conducted fieldworks:

  1. Middle Palaeolithic open-air site of Zwoleń near Radom
  2. Kuksaray 2 – Middle Palaeolithic loess open-air site located in the western foothills of the Tien Shan Mountains, Angren district (Uzbekistan)
  3. Kyzyl Dara – high-altitude site with rock engravings located in the western foothills of the Tien Shan Mountains (Uzbekistan)
  4. Excavations in cave sites located in the western foothills of the Tien Shan Mountains (Uzbekistan)
  5. Pod Oknem Cave (Wisieluch) near Kroczyce, Zawiercie County – Upper Palaeolithic site located in the northern part of the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland.
  6. Getahovit 2 – Upper Palaeolithic, Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic cave campsite in the Tavush region, Northern Armenia.
  7.  Szczepanki (Masuria) – peat-bog site of hunter-gatherers
  8. Dudka (Masuria) – cemetery and campsites of hunter-gatherers of the Stone Age