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, German
  • Publication Year:2023

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-59930-4
  • Paperback
  • Forthcoming (Jan/23)
Open Access


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.



I. Historical context

II. Characteristics of the Results of Archaeological Research

III. Structure of the Catalogue

IV Catalogue of Archaeological Artefacts

    1. Phase I (second quarter 14th cent.–mid 15th cent.)
    2. Phase I (second half 15th cent.–first half 16th cent.)
    3. Phase I (second half 16th cent.– first half 17th cent.)
    4. Phase I (second half 17th cent.– first half 19th cent.)
    5. Phase I (mid-19th cent.–mid-20th cent.)
V. References