Contact: mario.novak@inantro.hr, +38515535127

 

Education, Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • 2013 – senior research associate (archaeology)
  • 2009 – research associate (archaeology)
  • 2008 – PhD, Roman period archaeology; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
  • 2004 – MA, medieval archaeology; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
  • 2001 – BA, history and archaeology; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

 

Work experience

  • 2014 – research associate, Institute for Anthropological Research
  • 2013 – postdoctoral research fellow, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin
  • 2002-2013 – research fellow, Department of Archaeology, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

 

Participation in research projects:

  • 2014 – today. Project collaborator – research project of the Croatian Science Foundation “The effects of endemic warfare on the health of historic period populations from Croatia“ (8100)
  • 2014 – today. Project collaborator – research project of the Irish Research Council “From hunters to farmers: The evolution of human populations preceding the emergence of agriculture”
  • 2014 – 2015. Project collaborator – research project of the European Research Council “From the earliest modern humans to the onset of farming (45,000-4,500 BP)”
  • 2013 – 2015. Principal investigator – research postdoctoral project of the Irish Research Council „Analyses of the quality of life in Europe during the Early Middle Ages (AD 500-1100) – Comparisons between human skeletal series from Ireland and Croatia based onvbioarchaeological, ancient DNA and stable isotope data“ (GOIPD/2013/1)
  • 2012 – 2013. Project collaborator – research project of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, and Montenegrin Ministry of Culture „Malesija, Montenegro: Cultural landscape research, pilot studies“
  • 2007 – 2013. Project collaborator – research project of the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports „Bioarchaeological analyses of medieval populations from Croatia“ (101-1970677-0670)
  • 2002 – 2007. Project collaborator – research project of the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports „Development of a bioarchaeological data base for Croatia“ (0101021)

 

Organizational Skills and Competences

  • Member of the Organising Board of the 16th International Symposium on Dental Morphology (ISDM) and 1st Congress of the International Association for Paleodontology (IAPO), Zagreb, 2014.

 

Scientific and Professional Work

Presentations on scientific meetings:

  • Scientific Meeting of the Croatian Archaeological Society „Arheologija na Dunavu“, October 2013, Vukovar, Croatia
  • International symposium on funerary archaeology “Homines, funera, astra III: Death and fire in Ancient Times”, September 2013, Alba Iulia, Romania
  • 19th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, September 2013, Plzen, Czech Republic
  • Scientific Meeting „Hrvatska arheologija i Aachenski mir 812.-2012.“, November/December 2012, Zadar, Croatia
  • Symposium “Archaeological Heritage – its Role in Education, Presentation and Popularization of Science“, October 2012, Kostolac, Serbia
  • Scientific Meeting of the Croatian Archaeological Society „Istraživanja na otocima”, October 2012, Mali Lošinj, Croatia
  • Scientific Meeting “Rudina – Prošlost u budućnosti”, September 2012, Požega, Croatia
  • Scientific Meeting of the Croatian Archaeological Society „Istraživanja u Imotskoj krajini“, October 2011, Imotski, Croatia
  • Scientific Meeting of the Croatian Archaeological Society “Arheologija varaždinskog kraja i srednjeg Podravlja”, October 2010, Varaždin, Croatia
  • 18th European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, August 2010, Vienna, Austria
  • XVII Roman Military Equipment Conference, May 2010, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 16th Congress of the European Anthropological Association, August 2008, Odense, Denmark
  • 13th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, September 2007, Zadar, Croatia
  • Scientific Meeting of the Croatian Archaeological Society „Arheologija našičko-virovitičkog kraja”, October 2003, Našice – Virovitica, Croatia

Professional training:

  • 2013 – summer course “Reading Old Bodies: New directions in the bio-archaeological heritage” held at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2012 – visit to the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Fieldwork:

  • 2008-2009 – participation in fieldwork and preliminary identification of the victims of the war in Croatia 1991-1995 (Slunj, Tordinci)
  • 2002- 2012 – participation in over 500 identification cases of the victims of the war in Croatia 1991-1995
  • 1998- today – participation in archaeological excavations at over 30 sites in Croatia, Slovenia, and Montenegro

 

Research Interests: bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, paleopathology

 

List of Publications link

 

Teaching Experience

  • 2014 – guest lecturer, graduate study program „Archaeology of Food“ (School of Archaeology, University College Dublin)
  • 2011-2013 – undergraduate study program „Introduction to Forensic Anthropology“ (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb)
  • 2009-2013 – graduate study program „Forensic Anthropology“ (University Centre for Forensic Sciences, University of Split)

 

Memberships in Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Croatian Archaeological Society
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists
  • European Anthropological Association
  • Paleopathology Association
  • International Association for Paleodontology
  • European Association of Archaeologists
  • British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology