• PCMA Seminar: Ancient gold mining in the Eastern Desert

    At the first PCMA Seminar this October, Rosemarie Klemm will present a lecture on the work she conducted with the late Dietrich Klemm on the “Ancient gold mining in the Eastern Deserts of Egypt and Nubia/Sudan”. For many years, Rosemarie and Dietrich Klemm explored over 200 previously unknown gold deposits in extensive field expeditions, both […]

  • PCMA scholar’s seminar: Rock-cut tombs of Old Kingdom officials

    After a holiday break, the PCMA UW Research Centre in Cairo resumed presentations of research projects by PCMA scholarship holders. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the events remain closed to the public. Aleksandra Jaszczurowska, “Rock-cut tombs of Old Kingdom officials”: Abstract: “For us, tombs, wall scenes, inscriptions, and remains of tomb furnishings, which were fortunately […]

  • PCMA UW joins excavations in Tyre (Lebanon)

    Tyre, the Phoenician capital on the coast of Lebanon, is the site of the latest project with PCMA UW involvement. The international team researching this UNESCO World Heritage List city has just finished a highly successful fieldwork season discovering the remains of a Roman-period temple in a sacral complex. In 2020, the Polish Centre of […]

  • IFAO-PCMA Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2022/23

    For the fourth time running, the Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) and the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA UW) invite applications for a 16-months Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cairo. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be tasked with organizing an international two-day Seminar/Workshop on a subject in relation with Ancient and Medieval Northeastern Africa […]

  • Courses at the University of Warsaw with researchers from PCMA UW

    This semester, students of the University of Warsaw will be able to attend general courses taught by researchers from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW. They will lecture on topics they deal with in their research and fieldwork: archaeology of the Kingdom of Aksum in Ethiopia, Bronze and Iron Ages in the Arabian Peninsula, […]

  • Competition: position of adjunct with a habilitation degree

    The Director of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw, announces a competition for the position of an adjunct with a postdoctoral degree. The candidate should have experience in directing archaeological and conservation work at Roman and Byzantine sites. Detailed information about the competition can be found in the competition announcement. Applications should […]

  • A retirement party at the PCMA

    In 2020 and 2021 four long-time employees of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW went into retirement. In early September, a farewell meeting of the PCMA staff with the new retirees was held at the PCMA office. Dr. Zbigniew Szafrański, an archaeologist and Egyptologist, served as deputy director of PCMA UW from 2000 to […]

  • Training in aDNA sampling

    Researchers from Harvard University and the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw (PCMA UW) undertook training in methods for sampling skeletal materials to conduct ancient DNA analyses (aDNA). The training session, which took place from August 29th to September 5th, was part of the first stage of the larger National Geographic Society (NGS) […]

  • PCMA Seminar: Looking at the Past. The eye-tracking method in archaeological research

    During the forthcoming “PCMA Seminar” Dr. Tomasz Michalik will present a talk entitled “Looking at the Past. The eye-tracking method in archaeological research”. Abstract: “Sight is one of the most important human senses. It plays a key role in everyday life, but is also crucial in scientific work, e.g. during the analysis of archaeological data. […]

  • IDUB grant for PCMA UW scholar

    Another PCMA UW researcher has been awarded a micro-grant from the program “Initiative for Excellence – Research University” (IDUB). Dr Agnieszka Pieńkowska received funding for library research at Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie René-Ginouvès Université Paris Nanterre. She will carry out research necessary for the analysis of the results of archaeological excavations by a PCMA UW expedition […]