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Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska
Zofia Kielan

(1925-04-25)25 April 1925
Sokołów Podlaski, Poland
Died 13 March 2015(2015-03-13) (aged 89)
Nationality Polish
Alma mater Warsaw University
Zbigniew Jaworowski (m. 1958)
Scientific career
Fields Paleontology
Institutions Polish Academy of Sciences
Thesis  (1953)

Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska (25 April 1925 – 13 March 2015) was a Polish paleontologist.

In the mid-1960s, she led eight Polish-Mongolian paleontological expeditions to the Gobi Desert. She was the first woman to serve on the executive committee of the International Union of Geological Sciences.

Her most important work was on the mammals of the Mesozoic era.


  • Kielan-Jaworowska Z. 1969. Hunting for dinosaurs. MIT Press.
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