Kosterzewski, Josef

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Kosterzewski, Josef Gender: M
born on 25 February 1885 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Weglewo, Poland, 52n30, 17e18
Timezone LMT m17e18 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: PTA
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 06°48' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°36 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 06°52'

Josef Kosterzewski


Polish archaeologist.

He studied first in Kraków, then from 1910 onwards with Gustaf Kossinna at Berlin and graduated in 1914. Back in Poland, he was to turn Kossinna's settlement-archaeological method ("siedlungsarchäologische Methode") against its creator and to try to prove a Slavonic autochthonism in Poland from at least the Bronze Age (Lusatian culture) onwards.

Kostrzewski became professor of prehistory at the newly founded University of Poznań in 1919, and from 1934 conducted the excavation of the Iron Age settlement of Biskupin, which he continued after the war.

After 1918, Kostrzewski became involved in bitter polemics about the ethnic ascription of the Lusatian and Pomeranian cultures with the German archaeologist Bolko von Richthofen.

He died 19 October 1969.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

PTA quotes [1] "He was born on February 25 1885. At six o'clock in the morning in the village pobiedziskiej Węglewo"

reported by Cuba Ruszkowski.


  • Vocation : Science : Other Science