Contactbarbara.cvitkusic@inantro.hr, +38515535131

Academic and Scientific Degrees:

  • 2018 – Scientific Associate (scientific area of humanities, field ethnology and anthropology)
  • 2015 – University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; PhD in Archaeology, Thesis Title: Personal Ornaments as Means of Communication during Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic on the Eastern Adriatic
  • 2008 – BA in Anthropology and History of Art, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Work Experience:

  • 2017 Professional advisor in science and higher education, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb
  • 2015 Postdoctoral associate, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb
  • 2008 Assistant, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb

Participation in scientific projects:

  • Since 2015 – Associate. Transition and Tradition in Vlakno Cave: Modelling the Palaeolithic-Mesolithic transition in Northern Dalmatia (Croatian science foundation, UIP-2014-09-1545)
  • 2014 – 2017 Associate. Archaeological Investigations into the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene of the Lim Channel, Istria. Croatian Science Foundation (Croatian science foundation, UIP-11-2013-7789)
  • 2008 – 2013 Assistant. Stochastic and Kibernetical Models in Anthropology (MZOS nr.196-1962766-2736)

Organizational Skills and Competences:

  • 2018
    • 22nd European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, 28th August – 1st September 2018 (general secretary)
  • 2017
    • 43rd School of Biological Anthropology Dr. Hubert Maver: New horizons in Anthropology, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb (general secretary)
  • 2016
    • 20th European Anthropological Association (EAA) Congress: European Anthropology in a Changing World – from Culture to Global Biology, Zagreb (general secretary)
    • 42nd School of Biological Anthropology Dr. Hubert Maver: New Findings from Vindija Cave, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb (general secretary)
    • International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Inter-Congress: World anthropologies and privatization of knowledge – engaging anthropology in public, Dubrovnik (member of organizing committee)
  • 2015
    • Anthropology and Tourism: Improving the Competencies in Cultural Tourism, Croatian Heritage Foundation, Zagreb (secretary)
  • 2014
    • 40th School of Biological Anthropology Dr. Hubert Maver: Interactions between Archaic and Modern Humans, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb (member of organizing committee)
  • 2011
    • 38th School of Biological Anthropology Dr. Hubert Maver: Current Research on Palaeolithic in Southern and Central Europe, Croatian medical Association, Zagreb (member of organizing committee)
  • 2010
    • 37th School of Biological Anthropology Dr. Hubert Maver: The Vindija Neandertals and Their Place in History, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb (member of organizing committee)
    • LINEE: New Challenges for Multilingualism in Europe, Dubrovnik, (member of organizing committee)
  • 2009
    • 35th School of Biological Anthropology Dr. Hubert Maver: Biological Anthropology of Health in the 21st Century: From Describing Variation to Understanding  Determinants, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb (secretary)
    • Anthropology and Health: New Challenges for Molecular Anthropology and Genetics, St. Jacob Monastery, Dubrovnik  (member of organizing committee)
    • Anthropology and Health: Developing Research Design and Analysis Models to Study Determinants of Health and Wellbeing, St. Jacob Monastery, Dubrovnik (member of organizing committee)

List of publications

 

Scientific and Professional Work:

  • February 2018 – Professional education at Sapienza Universitá di Roma, Roma, Italy
  • April 2017 – Professional education at Sapienza Universitá di Roma, Roma, Italy
  • October 2016 –  field work at Vlakno cave, Dugi otok, Croatia
  • June 2010 –  field work at Bukovac cave, Gorski kotar, Croatia
  • July 2009 – December 2012: Assistant to editorial board of International scientific journal „Collegium Antropologicum“

Research Interest: Archaeological anthropology. Development of symbolic thinking and changes in the symbolic and cultural behaviour of prehistoric populations through the analysis and interpretation of symbolic artefacts from the archaeological context from the Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic period.

Memberships in Professional Organizations and Associations:

  • Croatian Anthropological Society
  • Croatian Archaeological Society
  • European Anthropological Association
  • Gea Croatica Association