Prof. dr hab.
Paweł Valde-Nowak

Head of Chair

Dr hab. Krzysztof Sobczyk

Professor UJ

Dr hab. Marek Nowak


Mgr Anna Kraszewska

PhD Candidates

  • Magda Cieśla MA
  • Katarzyna Zarzecka MA
  • Urszula Stępień MA

Chair of Stone Age Archaeology

The research carried out by the Department covers the most important aspects of the Stone Age, from the middle Paleolithic to the late Eneolithic in Europe, North-East Africa, and the Middle East.

Research projects in the Department of Stone Age Archaeology

  • Cultural diversity in the middle and late Paleolithic;
  • Adaptation systems and hunting strategies of late Paleolithic mammoth and reindeer hunters;
  • Taxonomy of middle Paleolithic complexes from the Ojców upland;
  • Late Pleistocene and early Holocene groups in the West Carpathians;
  • Neolithization processes of the north-eastern part of the Carpathian Basin;
  • Stages and zones of Neolithic settlement processes in the West Carpathians;
  • Second stage of neolithization in the area of Poland and neighbouring countries;
  • Middle and late Neolythic period in West Małopolska.

International collaboration

Essentially, all the former and current  research projects of our Department have been carried out in collaboration with foreign research and academic institutions.

  • excavation project in cave number 1 in Klisoura gorge on Peloponnese conducted in collaboration with Ephorate of Palaeoanthropology and Speleology of Southern Greece,
  • research on Mesolithic and Neolithic eras on Aegean islands carried out in collaboration with the University of the Aegean, Rhodes,  
  • studies on the beginnings of Neolithic in north-east part of Carpathian Basin, together with the University of Prešov and the Institute of Archaeology at the Slovak Academy of Sciences,
  • studies of Neolithic settlements in West Beskidian Foothills within the framework of the partnership programme between the JU Institute of Archaeology and the Institute of Prehistory at Ruhr-University Bochum.


List of the recent major publications by the staff of the Chair of Stone Age Archaeology

Kozłowski J.K., Laville H., Ginter B. (eds.) 1992. Temnata Cave. Excavations in Karlukovo Karst Area, Bulgaria. Vol. 1. Part 1. Kraków: Jagellonian University Press.

Ginter B., Kozłowski J.K., Laville H. (eds.) 1994. Temnata Cave. Excavations in Karlukovo Karst Area, Bulgaria. Vol. 1. Part 2. Kraków: Jagellonian University Press.

Kozłowski J.K., Kozłowski S.K. 1996. Le Paléolithique en Pologne. Grenoble: Editions Jérôme Millon.

Kozłowski J.K. (ed.) 1997. The Early Linear Pottery Culture in Eastern Slovakia. Kraków: Polish Akademy of Arts and Sciences.

Kobusiewicz M., Kozłowski J.K (eds.) 1999. Post-Pleniglacial re-colonisation of the Great European Lowland. Folia Quaternaria 70. Kraków.

Escutenaire C., Kozłowski J.K., Sitlivy V., Sobczyk K., 1999. Les chasseurs de mammouths de la vallée de la Vistule. Kraków-Spadzista B, un site gravettien amas d'ossements de mammouths. Bruxelles.

Ginter B., Kozłowski J.K., Guadelli J.-L., Laville H., (eds.) 2000. Temnata Cave. Excavations in Karlukovo Karst Area, Bulgaria. Vol. 2. Part 2. Kraków: Jagellonian University.

Ginter B. (ed.) 2001. Problemy epoki kamienia na obszarze Starego Świata. Księga Jubileuszowa dedykowana Profesorowi Januszowi Kozłowskiemu. Kraków.

Valde-Nowak P. 2002    Siedlungsarchäologische Untersuchungen zur neolithischen Nutzung der mitteleuropäischen Gebirgslandschaften, Internationale Archäologie 69, Rahden/Westfalen: , VML- Verlag  Maria Leidorf.

Valde-Nowak, P., Nadachowski A., Madeyska T. (eds.) 2003.  Obłazowa Cave. Human activity, stratigraphy and  palaeoenvironment, Kraków: Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii PAN..

Kozłowski J. K., Nowak M. (eds.). 2007. Mesolithic/Neolithic Interactions in the Balkans and in the Middle Danube Basin. British Archaeological Reports Int. Series 1726. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Sitlivy V., Zięba A., Sobczyk K. 2008. Middle and Early Upper Palaeolithic of the Krakow Region. Piekary IIa. Monographie de Préhistoire générale 6. Bruxelles : Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire.

Sitlivy V., Zięba A., Sobczyk K. 2009.  Middle and Early Upper Palaeolithic of the Krakow Region. Księcia Józefa. Monographie de Préhistoire générale 7. Bruxelles: Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire.

Nowak M. 2009. Drugi etap neolityzacji ziem polskich. Kraków: Instytut Archeologii UJ.