Academics

Prof. dr hab.
Paweł Valde-Nowak

Head of Chair

Dr hab. Krzysztof Sobczyk

Professor UJ

Dr hab. Marek Nowak

Adjunct

Mgr Anna Kraszewska

dr Magda Cieśla


PhD Candidates

  • mgr Anna Kraszewska
  • mgr Damian Stefański
  • mgr Justyna Zakrzeńska
  • mgr Stanisław Wilk
  • mgr Jakub Skłucki
  • mgr Krzysztof Rak
  • mgr Agnieszka Brzeska-Zastawna
  • mgr Mateusz Kalita
  • mgr Julia Kościuk-Załupka
  • mgr Tomasz Oberc
  • mgr Elżbieta Trela-Kieferling

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

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.

Valde-Nowak P., 2009, The Obłazowa and Hłomcza: two Palaeolithic sites in the North-Carpathians Province of silica raw materials, (in:) Adams B., Blades B. (eds.), Lithic Materials and Paleolithic Societies, Oxford, Wiley- Blackwell, pp.196-207

Kozłowski J.K., Nowak M., 2010 From Körös/Criş to the early Eastern Linear Complex: multidirectional transitions in the north-eastern fringe of the Carpathian Basin, (in:) Kozłowski J.K., Raczky P. (eds.), Neolithization of the Carpathian Basin. Northernmost distribution of the Starčevo/Körös Culture, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the Eötvös Loránd University, Kraków-Budapeszt, pp. 65-90

Valde-Nowak P., 2010 The Mesolithic in the northernmost periphery of the Carpathian Basin, (in:) Kozłowski J.K., Raczky P. (eds.), Neolithization of the Carpathian Basin. Northernmost distribution of the Starčevo/Körös Culture, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the Eötvös Loránd University, Kraków-Budapeszt, pp. 7-21

Wilczyński J., Piotr Wojtal P., Krzysztof Sobczyk K., 2012, Spatial organization of the Gravettian mammoth hunters' site at Kraków Spadzista (southern Poland), Journal of Archaeological Science 39/12, pp. 3627-3642

Sobczyk K., Valde-Nowak P., 2013 Long-distance imports of raw material in the Palaeolithic inventories of the Ciemna Cave (themain chamber sequence), (in:) Z. Mester (eds..) The lithic raw material sources and interregional human contacts in the Northern Carpathian regions, Kraków-Budapest. Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences–Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the Eötvös Loránd University ISBN 978-83-7676-138-1. pp.53-61

Nowak M., 2013 Neolithisation in Polish Territories: Different Patterns, Different Perspectives, and Marek Zvelebil's Ideas, Interdisciplinaria Archeologica, 4, issue 1/2013, Archaeological Centre Olomouc, pp. 85-96

Nowak M., 2014 Identity of FBC Societies in the Upper Vistula River basin, (in:) Furholt M., Hinz M., Mischka D., Noble G., Olausson D., (eds.), Landscapes, histories and societies in the Northern European Neolithic, Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn, pp.185-195

Trinkaus E., Haduch E., Valde-Nowak P.,Wojtal P., 2014, The Obłazowa 1 early modern human pollical phalanx and Late Pleistocene distal thumb proportions Original Research Article HOMO, Journal of Comparative Human Biology, 65/1, pp. 1-12

Valde-Nowak P., Nadachowski A., 2014, Micoquian assemblage and environmental conditions for the Neanderthals in Obłazowa Cave, Western Carpathians, Poland, Quaternary International 326–327, pp. 146-156

Valde-Nowak P., Alex B., Ginter B., Krajcarz M.T., Madeyska T., Miękina B., Sobczyk K., Stefański D., Wojtal P., Zając M., Zarzecka-Szubińska K.., 2014, Middle Paleolithic sequences of the Ciemna Cave (Prądnik valley, Poland): The problem of synchronization, Quaternary International 326–327, pp.125-145

Valde-Nowak P., Gil-Drozd A., Kraszewska A., Marcin Paternoga, 2015, The Proto-Boleráz grave in the Western Beskidy Mts., Lesser Poland, (w:) M. Nowak, A. Zastawny (red.), The Baden Culture around the Western Carpathians, Kraków, 371-380.

Valde-Nowak P., 2015, Worked Conus shells as Pavlovian fingerprint: Obłazowa Cave, Southern Poland, Quaternary International 359-360, 153-156.

Cieśla M., Valde-Nowak P., 2016, Missing elements in the cultural understanding of the hydrothermal landscape of the Carpathians in the Middle Paleolithic, Quaternary International Volume 402, 26 May 2016,  Human Occupations of Mountain Environments (HOME), 112–116.

Valde-Nowak P., Alex B., Ginter B., Krajcarz M.T., Madeyska T., Miękina B., Sobczyk K., Stefański D., Wojtal P., Zając M. & Zarzecka-Szubińska K., 2016, Late Middle Palaeolithic occupations in Ciemna Cave, southern Poland, Journal of Field Archaeology vol. 41, 193-210.

Valde-Nowak P., Alex B., Boaretto E., Ginter1 B., Sobczyk K., Stefański D., Zając M., 2016, The Middle Palaeolithic sequence of Ciemna Cave. Some aspects of the site formation process, Quartär 63, 33-46.

Alex B., Valde-Nowak P., Regev L., Boaretto E., 2017, Late Middle Paleolithic of Southern Poland: Radiocarbon dates from Ciemna and Obłazowa Caves, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 11 370–380.