Arkadiusz Marciniak

Arkadiusz Marciniak’s expertise is in the development of early farming communities in western Asia and central Europe and their progression to complex societies. His other interests comprise zooarchaeology of farming communities, archaeological heritage and political context of practicing archaeology as well as archaeological theory and history of archaeological thought. He has been a co-director of the Polish team at the Neolithic tell in Çatalhöyük, Turkey. He is currently directing a new project at Çatalhöyük East in the previously unexcavated part of the mound. It is aimed at investigating transformations from the communal organization in classical period of the settlement occupation to autonomous household arrangements in the final years of its use. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed books and journals. Among his recent publications are Placing Animals in the Neolithic. Social Zooarchaeology of Prehistoric Farming Communities and Grahame Clark and his Legacy (with John Coles). He is currently involved in the project on distance learning solutions in archaeology and archaeological heritage. He held a position of visiting professor at Stanford University (twice) and University College London. He is also a recipient of prestigious fellowships, including Fulbright, Humboldt, Mellon, and Kościuszko.  He currently holds a position of University Professor in Institute of Prehistory, University of Pozna, Poland and Associate Professor in Department of Archaeology, Finders University, Australia.