Matthew Pawlowca

Matthew Pawlowicz, Ph.D.

Teaching Associate Professor

(804) 827-3638

Lafayette Hall, 312 N. Shafer St., room 302



  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Virginia, 2011
  • M.A., University of Virginia, 2007
  • B.A., Yale University, 2004

Research Interests

Matthew Pawlowicz, Ph.D., is an archaeologist who has been involved in research in eastern and southern Africa since 2003. His most recent project combines research strategies from archaeology and historical linguistics to explore histories of migration and movement in central Zambia over the past two-thousand years. Other ongoing work includes archaeological study of the Swahili sites of Gede and Songo Mnara along the East African coast.


  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Anthropological Linguistics
  • World Archaeology
  • African Archaeology
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Language and Prehistory
  • Anthropological Theory and Practice