Organizers

Organizing committee:

Prof. Janusz Czebreszuk
Prof. Kazimierz Lewartowski
Dr Agata Ulanowska

Organizers:

Katarzyna Dudlik
Beata Schoenradt
Katarzyna Żebrowska

Page administration: Monika Stelmasiak
Poster design by: Patrycja Rutkowska

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Laboratory of Bronze Age Mediterranean Archaeology

The Laboratory concentrates on the problems of the widely comprehended Bronze Age, involving in his studies the whole area of Europe, especially the oldest civilizations of the urban type on our continent, namely the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures.

The themes are undertaken which show the specificity of the Bronze Age, as a stage of prehistory in which our continent created a more compact,  cultural-civilizational entity than in later stages of history. There existed then a network of active far-reaching regional connections which extended from Jutland to Aegean, from the Carpathian Basin to Portugal, from the British Isles to Italy, within the framework of which circulated people, ideas and products. In so widely presented a context the activities of the Laboratory are concentrating on several problems. They are as follows:

  • Cultural relations between the Aegean and Central Europe during the II millennium BC;
  • The problem of fortified settlements in Southern and Central Europe during the Bronze Age;
  • The role of amber in Mycenaean culture and his relations with the Northern Europe;
  • The problems of transition from the Eneolithic/Chalkolithic to the Bronze Age on Southern Balkans;
  • The role of the Bell Beaker phenomenon in the origins of European Bronze Age;
  • Settlement’s changes in the northern part of the Aegean;
  • Some aspects of community life in Mycenaean culture.

The official website:

http://praeuro.amu.edu.pl

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Department of Aegean Archaeology IA UW
(http://www.archeo.uw.edu.pl/szablon.php?id=128)

Institute of Archaeology
University of Warsaw

Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28,
00-927 Warsaw
Poland
+48 22 55 22 814
egea@uw.edu.pl

Prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Lewartowski (klewart@poczta.onet.pl)
Prof. Kazimierz Lewartowski Ph.D. is an archaeologist interested in the Aegean Archaeology and especially in the Mycenaean civilization. He is dealing also with the archaeology of death and its applications to the archaeology of Greece. Currently he is working on a project concerning potential scraps of memory of the Bronze Age in the Greek sources. Among his interests is also the reception of the achievements of the Aegean Archaeology into Polish culture. He is also a leader of Polish archaeological project at Ptolemais (Libya), project currently suspended.

 Dr Małgorzata Siennicka (malgorzata.siennicka@uw.edu.pl)       Małgorzata Siennicka’s research interests focus on the Bronze Age and   Eastern Mediterranean, particularly on habitation, architecture, household activities, trade and exchange, crafts and textile production. In her PhD (2010) she studied social and spatial organisation of the Mycenaean settlements in the Argolid. Currently, she is a Marie Curie fellow at the Centre for Textile Research at the University of Copenhagen. Her project „Greek Textile Tools. Continuity and changes in textile production in Early Bronze Age Greece” examines implements for making textiles in Early Helladic Greece (http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/economy/greek_textile_tools/). Since 2013 she has managed an international project „First Textiles” focusing on the beginnings of textile production in Europe and the Mediterranean (http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/economy/first_textiles/).

Dr Agata Ulanowska (agatula@uw.edu.pl)
Dr Agata Ulanowska is an Aegean Bronze Age archaeologist, experienced teacher of weaving techniques and experimenter, organizer of international experimental archaeology workshops. Textile technology, textile production in Bronze Age Greece and experimental archaeology are her main research interests.

Since 2013 she has continued a pioneer and innovative project in which she documents, assesses and monitors the progress of students of archaeology in gaining hands-on experience in the Aegean Bronze Age weaving techniques. The collected records make it possible to investigate the ‘tacit knowledge’ of textile craft and to compare work and experience of many actors with different skill levels in an objective manner, and to draw conclusions about the subjective, non-discursive elements of textile work, such as the level of difficulty or attention required at consecutive operational sequences of weaving.

In 2015-2017 she has been awarded with the FUGA. Post-doctoral internship of the National Science Centre in Poland for the research project: ‘Textile production in Bronze Age Greece – comparative studies of the Aegean weaving techniques’ and she is affiliated at the Centre for Research on Ancient Technologies of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of Polish Academy of Sciences. The main objective of this project is to investigate the level of technical advancement and specialization of textile craft and its dynamics in Greece, in the third and the second millennia BCE
(http://www.iaepan.edu.pl/a/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1347:produkcja-wlokiennicza-w-grecji&catid=553&Itemid=2279&lang=pl#informacje-o-projekcie).

PhD students:
Kinga Bigoraj, MA
Katarzyna Żebrowska, MA