Romuald Schild (1936–2021)

With deep sorrow we received the news of the death of Prof. Romuald Schild, an excellent archaeologist, long-time director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Professor Schild passed away on 23 November 2021.

Professor Schild’s research on the prehistory of North-Eastern Africa is an enormous and invaluable contribution to the knowledge of the oldest history of this part of the world, benefiting successive generations of researchers. The work of the Combined Prehistoric Expedition in Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, which he led for many years, has continued uninterruptedly since the 1960s.

In 2020, Professor Schild received the Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science in the area of humanities and social sciences: for indicating climatic and environmental conditions of socio-cultural processes in the Stone Age in the areas of North Africa and the European Lowlands.

Photo Credit: Magdalena Wiśniewska-Krasińska/ FNP Archives