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Prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Nowicki

Prof. dr hab.Krzysztof Nowicki

Interdisciplinary Center of Archaeological Research




Research interests:

Archaeology of the Aegaean Islands, archaeology of Crete, from Neolithic to Early Iron Age. Topography of settlement, history of settlement, cult places, archaeological reconnaissance.

Selected biliography:


Nowicki, K. (2014). Final Neolithic Crete and the Southeast Aegean. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.

Watrous, L. V., Haggis, D., Nowicki, K., Vogeikoff-Brogan, N., and Schultz, M. (2012). An Archaeological Survey of the Gournia Landscape: A Regional History of the Mirabello Bay, Crete, in Antiquity. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press.

Nowicki, K. (2008). Monastiraki Katalimata. Excavation of a Cretan Refuge Site 1993-2000, Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press.

Nowicki, K.(2000). Defensible Sites in Crete, c. 1200–800 B.C. (LM IIIB/IIIC through Geometric), (Aegaeum 21), Liège: Universitè de Liège.


Nowicki, K. (2019). Final Neolithic Crete and the Southeast Aegean: Supplement 2,Aegean Archaeology, 12, 2013-2014, 7-49.

Nowicki, K. (2018). Cretan Peak Sanctuaries: Distribution, Topography and Spatial Organization of Ritual, Archeologia Poland, 67, 2016, 7-29.

Nowicki, K. (2016). Report on Investigations in Greece. XIV. Studies in 2014–15, ArcheologiaPoland,65, 2014,

Nowicki, K. (2015). Final Neolithic Crete and the Southeast Aegean: Supplement 1, Aegean Archaeology, 11, 2011-2012, 7-34.

Nowicki, K. (2015). Der Untergang der spätbronzezeitlichen Siedlungstätigkeit auf Kreta und die „Seevölker”, Antike Welt 2015(4), 28-34.

Nowicki. K. (2014). Report on Investigations in Greece. XIII. Studies in 2011–2013, Archeologia Poland,64, 2013, 141-165.

Nowicki. K. (2011).Report on Investigations in Greece. XII. Studies in 2004–2010, Archeologia Poland, 60, 2009, 69-89.

Nowicki, K. (2008). Some Remarks on New Peak Sanctuaries in Crete: The Topography of Ritual Areas and their Relationship with Settlements, Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 122, 2007,1-31.

Nowicki, K. (1998). Lasithi (Crete): One Hundred Years of Archaeological Research, Aegean Archaeology, 3, 1996, 27-48.

Nowicki, K. (1996). Arvi Fortetsa and Loutraki Kandilioro: Two Refuge Settlements in Crete, Annual of theBritish School at Athens, 91, 253-285.

Nowicki, K. (1994). Some Remarks on the Pre- and Protopalatial Peak Sanctuaries in Crete, Aegean Archaeology, 1, 31-48.

Nowicki, K.(1994). A Dark Age Refuge Centre near Pefki, East Crete, Annual of theBritish School at Athens, 89, 235-268.

Haggis, D.C. and Nowicki, K. (1993). Khalasmeno and Katalimata: Two Early Iron Age Settlements in Monastiraki, East Crete, Hesperia, 62(3), 303-337.

Nowicki, K. (1987). The History and Setting of the Town at Karphi, Studi Micenei et Egeo-Anatolici, 26, 235-256.

Nowicki, K. (1987). Topography of Refuge Settlement in Crete, JRGZM, 34, 213-234

Chapters in edited volumes:

Nowicki, K. (2019). The Final Neolithic to Early Minoan I Transition in the Southern Ierapetra Isthmus. In: K. Chalikias and E. Oddo (eds.),Exploring a Terra Incognita on Crete: Recent Research on Bronze Age Habitation in the Southern Ierapetra Isthmus, 1-26. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press.

Nowicki, K. (2019). Mobility of deities? The territorial and ideological expansion of Knossos during the Proto-Palatial period as evidenced by the peak sanctuaries distribution, development and decline. In: Proceedings of the 12 International Congress of Cretan Studies, 21-25.08.2016, on line 12iccs.proceedings.gr.

Nowicki, K. (2018). The Late Thirteenth Century BC Crisis in the East Mediterranean: Why the Case of Crete Matters? In: J. Driessen (ed.), The Archaeology of Forced Movement. Crisis induced mobility and the Collapse of the 13 c. BCE East Mediterranean (Aegis 15), 118-147. Leuven: PUL Presses universitaires de Louvain.

Nowicki, K. (2018). Settlement Pattern and Social Organization in Crete During the Final Neolithic and in the Beginning of the Bronze Age (ca. 3700-3000 BC). In: S. Dietz, F. Mavridis, Ž. Tankosić and T. Takaoğlu (eds.), Communities in Transitions: The Circum-Aegean Area in the 5th and 4th Millennia BC, 405-414. Oxford & Philadelphia: Oxbow Books.

Nowicki, K. (2012). East Cretan Peak Sanctuaries Revisited. In: E. Mantzourani and Ph. P. Betancourt (eds.), PHILISTOR: Studies in Honor of Costis Davaras, 137-152. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press.

Nowicki, K. (2011). When the House Becomes a Fortress. In: K. Glowacki and N. Vogeikoff-Brogan (eds.), Archaeology of Houses and Households in Ancient Crete (Hesperia Supplement 44), 349-365. Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Nowicki, K. (2011). Settlement in Crisis: The End of the LM/LH IIIB and Early IIIC. In Crete and Other South Aegean Islands. In: A. Mazarakis Ainan (ed,), The Dark Age Revisited, 435-450. Volos: University of Volos.

Nowicki, K. (2010). Myrtos Fournou Korifi: before and after. In: O. Krzyszkowska (ed.), Cretan Offerings, 223-237. London: British School at Athens.

Nowicki, K. (2008). The Final Neolithic (Late Chalcolithic) to Early Bronze Age Transition in Crete and the South-East Aegean Islands: Changes in Settlement Patterns and Pottery. In: V. Isaakidou and P. Tomkins (eds.), Escaping the Labyrinth: New Perspective on the Neolithic of Crete, 201-228. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Nowicki, K. (2004). South of Kavousi, East of Mochlos: The West Siteia Mountains at the end of the Bronze Age. In: L.P. Day, M.S. Mook and J.D. Muhly (eds.), Crete Beyond the Palaces: Proceedings of the Crete 2000 Conference), 265-280. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press.

Nowicki, K. (2002). From Late Minoan IIIC Refuge Settlements to Geometric Acropoleis: Architecture and Social Organization of Dark Age Villages and Towns in Crete. In: J.-M. Luce (ed.), Habitat et urbanisme dans les mond grec, PALLAS 58, 137-162.

Nowicki, K. (2001). Minoan Peak Sanctuaries: Reassesing their Origins. In: R. Laffineur and R. Hagg (eds.), POTNIA, (Aegaeum 22), 31-37.Liège: Universitè de Liège.

Nowicki, K.(2001). Sea Raiders and Refugees: Problems of Defensible Sites in Crete c. 1200 B.C.. In: V. Karageorghis and C. Morris (eds.), Defensive Settlements of the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean after c. 1200 B.C. 23-39. Nicosia.

Nowicki, K. (1999) Economy of Refugees: Life in the Cretan Mountains at the Turn of the Bronze and Iron Ages. In: A. Chaniotis (ed.), From Minoan Farmers to Roman Traders. Sidelights on the Economy of Ancient Crete, 145-171. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag

Nowicki, K. (1999). The Final Neolithic Refugees or the Early Bronze Newcomers? The Problem of Defensible Sites in Crete in the Late Fourth Millenium B.C. In: Ph. Betancourt, V. Karageorghis, R. Laffineur and W.-D. Niemeier (eds.), MELETEMATA. Studies in Aegean Archaeology Presented to Malcolm H. Wiener as he enters his 65th Year, (Aegaeum 20), 575-581.Liège: Universitè de Liège.

Nowicki, K. (1999). The Historical Background of Defensible Sites on Crete: Late Minoan IIIC versus Protopalatial. In: R. Laffineur (ed.), POLEMOS. Le contexte guerrier en Egee a l'age du bronze (Aegaeum 19), 191-195.Liège: Universitè de Liège

Nowicki, K (1992). Fortifications in Dark Age Krete. In: S. van de Maele, J.M Fossey (eds.), Fortificationes Antiquae. McGill University Monographs in Classical Archaeology and History, vol.12, 53-76. Amsterdam.