Zofa Sztetyłło (1932–2020)

With sorrow and regret, we have received the news of the death of Zofia Sztetyłło, a professor of archeology and an outstanding scholar. Since the beginning of her career she was associated with the University of Warsaw and later with the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW, where she sat for several terms on the Scientific Council, and in the years 1982–1983, she was the acting director of the PCMA UW.

As a student of Prof. Kazimierz Michałowski, she was among the first graduates of the Chair of Classical Archaeology of the University of Warsaw. She participated in excavations in the Crimea, Syria, and Egypt, and for many years was a member of the Polish archaeological expedition in Nea Paphos, Cyprus. She specialized in studies on the ceramics of ancient Greece, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Black Sea region. In her research, she focused especially on issues related to pottery stamps, which were the subject of a number of her publications.

Prof. Sztetyłło was a member of numerous academic bodies and various organizations; she lectured at the University of Warsaw and other universities. She promoted dozens of MAs and several PhDs, and through both her teaching and organizational activities, she had a real impact on the shape of Mediterranean archaeology in Poland.

Scientific biography of Prof. Zofia Sztetyłło in Her jubilee volume: Professor Zofia Sztetyłło: Scientific profile