Stefan Karol Kozłowski (1938–2022)

We were saddened to learn of the death of Prof. Stefan Karol Kozłowski, an outstanding prehistorian, author of important publications on the prehistory of Europe, but also on the Neolithic of the Near East.

Between 1979 and 1990, he headed several expeditions of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw in Iraq, conducting work as part of salvage excavations prior to the construction of dams on the Euphrates, Tigris and Diyala. He investigated such sites as M’lefaat, Tell el-Saadiya, and foremost, Nemrik 9, a site of great importance for the study of the Neolithic cultures of Mesopotamia. He also took part in PCMA UW excavations at Bijan Island (Iraq), among others, but also, as an excellent lithics specialist, at Kadero (Sudan) and Bahra 1 (Kuwait).

In recent years, he published some books on the history of Polish archaeology and archaeologists. He will remain a remarkable and memorable part of this history.