A book by Dr. Mariusz Drzewiecki from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archeology of the University of Warsaw (PCMA UW) received the award of the Polish Society of African Studies for the best publication on African studies in 2020.
The publication entitled “Fortresses of Upper Nubia in the light of archaeological and ethnological researches” (in Polish) was published by the University of Warsaw Press and PCMA UW in the series “PCMA Archaeological Guides”. The book presents the defensive architecture of Upper Nubia, but it is also a kind of guide for young researchers who want to start their own archaeological project in this part of the world. This has been appreciated by the jury of the Society, who wrote that the award has been given: “for the original scientific study, based on the author’s many years of archaeological experience, written in a bold and unconventional style”.
Dr Mariusz Drzewiecki is an assistant professor at PCMA UW. Sudan’s defensive structures were the subject of his doctoral dissertation, for which he collected material during his own research expeditions. Recipient of several NCN grants, since 2019 he has been carrying out a research project in Soba, the capital of the kingdom of Alwa on the outskirts of Khartoum.
Mariusz Drzewiecki (2020). Budowle obronne w Górnej Nubii na podstawie badań archeologicznych i etnologicznych [= PCMA Archaeological Guides 2], Warsaw: University of Warsaw Press, PCAM UW
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