Jacek Tomczyk (Prof.)
Professor of biological anthropology. His research interests relate to dental anthropology and detecting dependence between the environment and dental health. He has authored and co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications. Member of the Polish Anthropologic Society, European Anthropological Association and International Association for Paleodontology. Since 2004, member of the French archaeological expedition (prof. O. Rouault – University of Lumière Lyon II and prof. Maria Grazia Masetti- Rouault – Ecole de Hautes Etudes, Paris) in Syria and Qasr Shamok (Iraq). The project is a biological study of human bones and dental material from the Middle East.
Human Biology, Anthropology, Dental Anthropology, Human Ecology
Director of Institute of Ecology and Bioethics
“Mono- or polycentric model of human evolution in the light of the taxonomic position of the Neanderthal man” (1997)
“The problems of taxonomy of fossil hominids” (2003)
“Odontological stress indicators and factors affecting the population of the Middle Euphrates valley (Syria)” (2014)
Membership in Scientific Organizations and Associations:
- Polish Anthropologic Society
- European Anthropological Association
- International Association for Paleodontology
Grants, projects, expert’s statement, scientific research:
- 2005/2006: Global Perspectives on Science and Spirituality program (GPSS) in the project (Interdisciplinary University of Paris and John Tempelton Foundation): Current controversies about human origins – between anthropology and the Bible (ID 100014).
- 2006/2008: Polish grant financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (N109 013 31/0858): Bioarcheological researches in the middle Euphrates Valley (Syria).
- 2009/2011: Polish grant financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (N303 319837): Biological transformations among human populations inhabiting the Middle Euphrates Valley (Syria).
- 2014/2017: Polish grant financed by the National Science Centre (No. 2013/11/B/HS3/04117): Bio-archaeological characteristics of the population of Radom from the early Middle Ages (12th century) to the present (19th century).
- 2015/2017: Polish grant financed by the National Science Centre (No. 2014/15/B/HS3/02184): Old material with new methods”: Using the latest bio-chemical analyzes in studies of Mesolithic human remains from the Polish areas.
- 2017/2020: Polish grant financed by the National Science Centre (No. 2016/20/W/HS3/00593): Cultural and natural heritage of the Białowieża Forest.
- Tomczyk J., Komarnitki J., Zalewska M., Lekszycki T., Olczak-Kowalczyk D., (2014), Fluorescence Methods (VistaCam iX Proof and DIAGNODent pen) for the Detection of Occlusal Carious Lesions in Teeth Recovered From Archaeological Context, “American Journal of Physical Anthropology” 154:525–534.
- Komarnitki J., Tomczyk J., Ciszek B., Zalewska M., (2015), Proposed Classification of Auriculotemporal Nerve, Based on the Root System, “PLoS ONE” 10(4): e0123120. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0123120.
- Tomczyk J., Palczewski P., Mańkowska-Pliszka H., Płoszaj T., Jędrychowska-Dańska K., Witas H.W., (2016), A probable case of thalassemia intermedia from Tell Masaikh, Syria, “International Journal of Osteoarchaeology” 26:549–554.
- Tomczyk J., Zalewska M., (2016), Mechanical and chemical dental wear in historical population from the Syrian lower Euphrates valley, “Archives of Oral Biology” 62:49–57.
- Tomczyk J., Palczewski P., Mańkowska-Pliszka H., Płoszaj T., Jędrychowska-Dańska K., Witas H.W., (2016), Anaemia (thalassaemia) in the Middle Euphrates Valley of Syria in the second– fourth centuries AD? “Antiquity” 90:157–171.
- Tomczyk J., Wierzbowski H., Zalewska M., (2016), Stable isotope record of human and sheep enamel carbonate from the ancient Middle Euphrates Valley (Syria), “International Journal of Osteoarchaeology” 26:599–609.
- Tomczyk J., Turska-Szybka A., Zalewska M., Olczak-Kowalczyk D., (2016), Reliability of the assessment of periodontal disease in historical populations, “International Journal of Osteoarchaeology” DOI: 10.1002/oa.2530.
- Tomczyk J., Turska-Szybka A., Zalewska M., Olczak-Kowalczyk D., (2016), Pulp stones
- prevalence in a historical sample from Radom, Poland (AD 1791–1811). “International
- Journal of Osteoarchaeology” DOI: 10.1002/oa.2579.