Individual Members

Professor Grzegorz Osipowicz PhD

Member of EXARC since
Crafts & Skills

I have worked in experimental archaeology for more than 20 years. My interest focuses on the technology and function of prehistoric stone and osseous artefacts, which I study mainly using the traceological method. I am also involved in the studies on prehistoric techniques used to process different types of raw materials, like, for example, bone and antler softening techniques, Stone Ages plant processing methods, birch tar production methods without the use of pottery and others.

An essential part of my studies is focused on the spatial organisation and function of the Mesolithic camps and the mobility of the Mesolithic people ( I am the Head Editor of the quarterly newsletter entitled “Experimental Archaeology at Nicolaus Copernicus University. The newsletter”. I have run experimental archaeology and traceology classes at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń for over ten years. I am a tutor and scientific coordinator of the Society for Experimental Prehistoric Archaeology ( Together, we organise different types of experimental archaeology workshops, including the International Camp of Experimental Archaeology (

The project that I realise currently is entitled “Life and Death written in bones. The technological and functional aspect of the osseous artefacts of Early and Middle Holocene hunter-gatherer-fishers communities inhabiting the East Baltic Plain” (