University of Zurich, Switzerland
Aleksander Dzbyński was born in 1972 in Warsaw and studied prehistoric archaeology, anthropology, ethnology and ancient art history at the University of Warsaw, the University of Basel, and the University of Freiburg. He received his doctoral degree (Dr. Phil.) from the University of Basel in 2004. In the years 2004-2013 he worked as a lecturer in prehistoric archaeology and methodology at the University of Rzeszów in Poland. In 2017 he was honoured with habilitation at the University of Zurich, where he currently teaches archaeological theories and methods. He has previously published several books, including Ritual and Understanding: Rational Bases of Communication and Exchange in Prehistoric Europe.