Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland is a major academic institution in Greater Poland (Wielkopolska region) and one of the top Polish universities. Its 100-year old reputation is founded on long tradition of higher education in the City of Poznań and the outstanding current achievements of its staff, students and graduates.
Faculty of Archaeology
Faculty of Archaeology (formerly Institute of Archaeology) is one of the oldest scientific institutions at Adam Mickiewicz University. It was one the first departments being founded along with the creation of the University in 1919. Its founder and first head was Prof. Józef Kostrzewski, one of the founders of the University itself.
An active publication policy has been one of the most important activities of the Faculty since the beginning. It publishes its own journal Folia Praehistorica Posnaniensia, as well as a few scientific series. The Faculty's staff are members of editorial committees from three of Poznań's archaeological journals
Of great importance was the Faculty's study of methodological and theoretical frameworks of archaeological enquiry, as well as, its interest in a broad range of interdisciplinary studies, including bioarchaeology, petroarchaeology and archaeometry. These have turned out to be very stimulating for the development of the whole spectrum of issues in Polish prehistory. Another important element of the Faculty's scientific activities, has been the south-east frontier of the Nordic circle and archaeological cultures of Eastern Europe. The Faculty takes an active role in various international exchange programmes with archaeological institutions from Europe and Asia. The co-operation also covers a joint editorial activities, such as a series of Baltic-Pontic Studies, published with the Ukrainian Academy of Science. The most important research topics realized by the Faculty are as follows:
- environmental conditions of the oldest settlement systems in Central Europe
- synthesis of the early Bronze Age
- cultures of the Roman provinces
- architecture's studies of post-Cysters monuments,
- theoretical and methodological framework of archaeological enquiry
- cultural links between Mediterranean and Central Europe,
- some aspects of archaeologies of chosen regions out of Europe
Dr Katarzyna Pyżewicz (Department of Stone and Bronze Age) carried out the implementation of the Stone Age Experimental Campsite (together with students and PhD students from the Faculty of Archaeology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, the Faculty of Archaeology at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, the Faculty of Archaeology at the Nicolaus Copernicus University and employees of the Archaeological Museum in Biskupin) aimed at preparing archaeological experimental research run by students and doctoral students, and the popularization of the Stone Age in the reserve at the Archaeological Museum in Biskupin and through social media
(since 2005) https://pl-pl.facebook.com/obozowisko.biskupin/