• Dagmara H. Werra Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Solidarności 105, 00-140 Warsaw (Poland)
  • Marzena Woźny Archaeological Museum in Cracow https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3057-9231
  • Maciej Krajcarz Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1240-0664
  • Magdalena Sudoł-Procyk Department of Environmental Archaeology and Human Palaeoecology, Institute of Archaeology, Faculty of History, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4099-5893




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The earliest research on the siliceous raw materials in the territory of Poland dates back to the first years after World War I. A patriarch of these studies was an archaeologist Stefan Krukowski (1890–1982). Together with Jan Samsonowicz (1888–1959), then a young geologist, they undertook a grand survey focused on flint deposits and prehistoric exploitation sites. The year 2022 brings a centennial celebration of their most prominent discovery: Krzemionki (Fig. 1). Exactly on July 19th, 1922, J. Samsonowicz realized that the unusual landscape of Krzemionki is a remnant of a prehistoric flint mine; he later wrote about this: “It came out that the mentioned pits are prehistoric mining shafts, filled with debris and soil” (Samsonowicz 1923: 22, translation by the Editors).


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How to Cite

Werra, D. H., Woźny, M., Krajcarz, M., & Sudoł-Procyk, M. (2022). Editorial. Archaeologia Polona, 60, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.23858/APa60.2022.3165

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