Since 2007 I work as an assistant professor at the Department of Paleolithic and Mesolithic Archaeology and Department of Biorachaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. In 2007 I obtained PhD presenting my work on the evolutionary changes of the human skull morphology. I work in Israel (Ashkelon, Gesher, Tel Zahara), Peru (Castillo de Huarmey, Maucallacta, Cusco) and I am a member of many other archaeological expeditions (Akrai, Sicily). My research interest is: applications of bioarcheology in archaeological work, position of Neanderthal in human evolution, and human sacrifices in Andes. I teach at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw.
Selected recent publications
1. Pierwsze próby kreacji środowiska pośmiertnego człowieka – kwestia pochówków neandertalskich, (in:) Funeralia Lednickie Spotkanie 9, Środowisko pośmiertne człowieka, W. Dzieduszycki, J. Wrzesiński (eds.), Poznań, 2007, p. 135-142.
2. The Skeletons, (in:) The Middle Bronze Age IIA Cemetery at Gesher: Final Report, Y. Garfinkel, S. Cohen (eds.), Boston, 2007, vol. 62, Chapter 4, p. 69-75.
3. (with S. L. Cohen) Tel Zahara (Israel), seasons 2006 – 2007, Bioarchaeology of the Near East 1, 2007, p. 64-68.
4. (with S. L. Cohen), Chapter 1. Introduction. (in:) The Excavations at Tel Zahara I: The Roman and Later Remains, S. Cohen (ed.)., Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research (in print).
5. The Human Remains - Chapter 2. Stratum I: the post-Roman Material and Mixed Deposits. (in:) The Excavations at Tel Zahara I: The Roman and Later Remains, S. Cohen (ed.)., Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research
6. (with L. Kolska Horwitz, S. L. Cohen, H. K. Mienis, J. Baker, E. Jastrzebska), Recent Porcupine Dens and their
Impact on Ancient Faunal and Human Remains: A Case Study from Tel Zahara (Israel); Journal of Taphonomy (in press).
dr Roksana Chowaniec
Institute of Archaeology
University of Warsaw
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
PL 00-927 Warszawa
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