Book Series Warsaw Studies in Archaeology, vol. 2

Archaeological Finds from the Main Town in Gdańsk

A Catalogue from Excavations at Długi Targ and Powroźnicza Street

Zbigniew Polak, Michał Starski

  • Pages: 198 p.
  • Size:216 x 280 mm
  • Illustrations:4 b/w, 699 col., 5 maps color
  • Language(s):English, Polish
  • Publication Year:2023

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-59930-4
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  • ISBN: 978-2-503-59931-1
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Zbigniew Polak, MA, archaeologist, works at the Museum of Warsaw. He specializes in research on material culture and medieval architecture. Researcher of urban centres in Poland. Head of archaeological research at Powroźnicza Street in Gdańsk.

Michał Starski, PhD, archaeologist, works at the Faculty of Archeology of the University of Warsaw and is engaged in research on the late Middle Ages and modern times. He specializes in research on material culture, including ceramics, tiles and glass. Participant in research on urban centres in Gdańsk Pomerania, including excavation works in Gdańsk.


Between 2002 and 2004, archaeological excavations took place on Powroźnicza Street, in the city of Gdańsk, Poland. Twelve burghers’ plots, located in the centre of this former medieval metropolis, were investigated, and yielded a rich collection of archaeological finds, among them ceramics, and items of wood, metal, and glass, from a period stretching from the fourteenth to the twentieth century. These finds are presented here for this first time in this richly illustrated bilingual volume, published in both English and Polish, which lays out a detailed catalogue of all the items, together with a discussion of the site, its settlement phases, and its most significant discoveries.


Introduction Wstęp

I. Historical Context
Rys historyczny

II. Characteristics of the Results of Archaeological Research
Charakterystyka wyników badań archeologicznych

III. Catalogue structure
Struktura katalogu

IV . Catalogue

Phase I (second quarter 14th c. – mid–15th c.)
Faza I (druga ćwierć XIV w. – połowa XV w.)

Phase II (second half 15th c. – first half 16th c.)
Faza II (druga połowa XV w. – pierwsza połowa XVI w.)

Phase III (second half 16th c. – first half 17th c.)
Faza III (druga połowa XVI w. – pierwsza połowa XVII w.)

Phase IV (second half 17th c. – first half 19th c.)
Faza IV (druga połowa XVII w. – pierwsza połowa XIX w.)

Phase V (mid–19th c. – mid–20th c.)
Faza V (połowa XIX w. – połowa XX w.)

V . References