My primary research focus is the spread and the development of the first farming communities in Europe (6th-5th millennium BC). Through the combination of studies of archaeological material (especially multi-proxy analysis of pottery) with scientific analysis and theoretical approaches I study the diversity and uniformity of the Neolithic life at different scales. I am especially interested how social memory and tradition was used to create identity and mark boundaries in these societies.
After graduating at the University of Warsaw I worked three years at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology PAS Branch Poznań conducting emergency excavations on various sites in Poland. After that I spent four years in Germany preparing my PhD thesis which I completed at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology PAS in Warsaw. I started 2006 in Gdańsk first as an assistant (adiunkt) and after obtaining my habilitation at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań I was promoted to assistant professor.
Pyzel, J. (ed.), 2019, Ludwinowo, stanowisko 7. Osada neolityczna na Kujawach/Ludwinowo, site 7. Neolithic Settlement in Kuyavia. Pękowice-Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo Profil-Archeo, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego.
Pyzel, J. 2019, Cultures of remembrance, cultures of forgetting. The past in the post-LBK societies in Rhineland and Kuyavia, Germania 97, 1–40.
Pyzel, J., 2006, Die Besiedlungsgeschichte der Bandkeramik in Kujawien, Jahrbuch des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums Mainz 53(1), 1–57.