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  • Julia M. Chyla

Author of posts for the Archaeowieści blog between 2010 and 2012. Archaeologist, GIS specialist. Employed at the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, in the Department of Archaeology of the Americas and the Department of Non-Invasive Research. She teaches in the field of digital archaeology. She has participated in research at many archaeological sites in Poland and abroad, including Peru, Tunisia, Egypt, Romania, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Israel. In her free time, she cultivates her passion for travel and cooking, drawing, writing and comics.
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  • Adam Budziszewski
    Deputy Editor-in-Chief

PhD student in archaeology at the Doctoral School of Humanities, University of Warsaw. His main research interests are focused on burial practices, especially cremation rites in the Southwestern United States and West Mexico. In free time he indulges in hobbies: spending free time in nature, riding a bike, and birdwatching.

  • Aleksandra Cetwińska
    Editor, social media, author

PhD candidate at the Antiquity of Southeastern Europe Research Centre at the University of Warsaw. Interested in the Neolithic as a historical process and its implications for the social behaviour of various Eurasian groups. Passionate about the history of archaeology, archaeometric research and popularization.

  • Małgorzata Mileszczyk
    Editor, author

Cultural anthropologist and underwater archaeologist from the University of Warsaw. Director or participant of many archaeological projects worldwide, passionate pop-science communicator and educator.
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  • Konstanty Kowalewski
    Ilustrator and graphic designer

Photographer of the Mustis Archaeological Mission in Tunesia. Student of the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. He focus on graphic processing, cinematography, film editing and photography.


  • Przemysław Adrian Trześniowski

IT specialist by training, a Mayan diver, a cave diver and an IANTD technical diving instructor, and Poland’s only cave underwater archaeologist. After spending a dozen years managing IT implementations in the telecommunications industry, he devoted his life to exploration and archaeology. Fascinated by Mesoamerica and Mayan archaeology, as an independent researcher working with several scientific centers, he participates in archaeological projects in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador, in the past also in Poland and Peru (high altitude underwater archaeology: [1], [2] and [3]). He is a permanent resident of Mexico.

  • Jerzy Oleksiak

Member of  the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School of the University of Warsaw. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Archaeology and Chair of Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Warsaw. His main specialisation is ceramology and as a ceramic specialist he cooperates with archaeological projects at many archaeological sites in the Mediterranean and beyond such as Nea Paphos in Cyprus, Akrai in Sicily, Berenike in Egypt and Sopara in India. His field of interest includes: regional and long-distance trade and connectivity of the Middle East in the Late Antiquity and Early Islamic era, the economy of the Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphates, Mediterranean amphorae studies in the 1st millennium c.e.

  • Arkadiusz Sołtysiak

Professor in the Department of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. He is a bioarcheologist working mainly in the Near East (Iran, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Kuwait) and the editor of “Bioarchaeology of the Near East”. The initiator of the reactivation of Archeowieści.
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  • Stephanie Aulsebrook
    English proofreading

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, since 2019, and a member of the Department of Aegean and Textile Archaeology. She specializes in the metalwork of Late Bronze Age Greece, and is particularly interested in tracing the ‘biographies’ of individual objects and understanding the role of metal in day-to-day life.

  • Miron Bogacki
    Technical support

Photographer and archaeologist employed at the Faculty of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw. He conducts teaching of archaeological photography. He takes photos from the ground and from the air. Since 2005, he has specialized in the use of low-flying aircraft in archaeological research, photography and film. He builds and configures the equipment used in this field himself. He produced and developed photographic and photogrammetric documentation at many archaeological sites in Poland and abroad, including Peru, Libya, Egypt, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Apart from archaeology, he is interested in landscape and nature photography. His works can be found, among others at www.fotostacja.pl and www.fotogrametria.com.pl

  • Agnieszka Janowska
    Polish proofreading

Graduate of archaeology at Łódź and various postgraduate studies (most recently in linguistic editing of text at the University of Warsaw). So far, she has been occupied with various things – she has worked for many years in scientific libraries, for some time now, she has been realizing herself as a proofreader and editor. Working with texts gives her satisfaction and is the path she wants to follow. n Archaeowieści, she combines the love for her new and old passions.

  • Barbara Majchrzak

Trained teacher of English and biotechnologist. She cooperates with several institutions for which she translates articles, books and other types of texts, mainly from the field of archaeology.

From caves to public: A series of popular science articles published on the archeowieści.pl blog, showing a multidisciplinary approach in archaeology, based on the results of our researches in the Ojców Jura (BOB-IDUB-622-12/2022)
  • Claudio Berto
    PI, author

His main passion is the study of Quaternary small mammals (insectivores, rodents, and bats from 2.6 million years ago to today). His core research is the reconstruction of the climate and environment of the past from the fossil material recovered from archaeological sites. He is also interested in evolutionary trends of small mammal communities.
In his career he published works on fossil mammals from prehistoric sites of the Italian Peninsula and the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland in Poland.
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  • Małgorzata Kot
    Deputy PI, author

Archaeologist; she is fascinated by the world of Neanderthals and their relationship with Denisovans and modern humans. She conducts research in the western foothills of the Tien Shan in Central Asia. She also explores the caves of the Krakow-Częstochowa Jurassic Upland, which hide many more interesting stories than just the secrets of the last Neanderthals.

  • Grzegorz Czajka

  • Natalia Gryczewska