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:

  • 2020 Scientific advisor, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 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:

  • 2020 – 2024, COST Action 19141 „Integrating Neandertal Legacy: From Past to Present“; MC substitute; Main proposer: Ivor Janković, PhD, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2020 – 2024, „Prehistoric hunter-gatherers in Istria and adjacent regions: Patterns of Late Pleistocene lifestyle and mobility (PREHISTRIA)“; Croatian Science Foundation (IP-2019-04-7821); Associate; Principal investigator: Ivor Janković, PhD, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2020 – 2024, „Epigravettian Communities of Northern Dalmatia“; Croatian Science Foundation (IP-2019-04-6115); Associate; Principal investigator: Dario Vujević, PhD, University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia
  • 2018 – 2020, „Centre for Applied Bioanthropology“; European Fund for Regional Development (K.K. 01.1.1.02.0002.); Associate; Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2015 – 2018, „Transition and Tradition in Vlakno Cave: Modelling the Palaeolithic-Mesolithic transition in Northern Dalmatia“; Croatian science foundation (UIP-2014-09-1545); Associate; Principal investigator: Dario Vujević, PhD, University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia
  • 2014 – 2017, „Archaeological Investigations into the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene of the Lim Channel, Istria“; Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ-UIP-2013-11-7789); Associate; Principal investigator: Ivor Janković, PhD, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2008 – 2013, „Stochastic and Kibernetical Models in Anthropology“ (MZOS nr.196-1962766-2736); Assistant; Principal investigator: Jasna Miličić, PhD, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia

Organizational Skills and Competences:

  • 2020      Study Abroad Program, University of Wyoming, USA
  • 2019      Study Abroad Program „Bioarchaeology in Croatia I: Osteology and Bioarchaeology lab methods“ & „Bioarchaeology in Croatia II“, Mississippi State University, USA
  • 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)

Scientific and Professional Work:

  • February 2018 – Professional education; DANTE – Diet and ANcient TEchnology Laboratory, Sapienza Universitá di Roma, Italy
  • April 2017 – Professional education; DANTE – Diet and ANcient TEchnology Laboratory, Sapienza Universitá di Roma, Italy
  • July 2009 – December 2012: Assistant to editorial board of International scientific journal „Collegium Antropologicum“

List of publications

Research Interest: archaeological anthropology; development of symbolic thinking; changes in the symbolic and cultural behaviour; prehistoric populations; symbolic artefacts

Memberships in Professional Organizations and Associations:

  • The International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques – UISPP
  • European Anthropological Association
  • Gea Croatica Association