about me

My name is Jan Szymański and I hold a PhD degree in Archaeology. My area of expertise is the New World Archaeology. I am particularly interested in the ancient Mesoamerican architecture and its cultural contexts. I have been working at the University of Warsaw since 2009, first as a researcher and lecturer, and since 2014 as an assistant professor. I have also conducted fieldwork on four continents (Europe, Middle East, South America, and Mesoamerica). Recently I focused on the Maya area, participating in excavation projects at sites such as Uaxactun, Tz'ibatnah, and Nakum in Guatemala, and Uxul and Chinikiha in Mexico.

Apart from my research activity I give classes on the New World archaeology, ancient history, and architecture, at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw.