Contact: staso.forenbaher@inantro.hr, +38515535125

Academic and Scientific Degrees:

  • 2008 Research Advisor, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia; Humanities – Ethnology and Anthropology
  • 2008 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2005 Senior Research Associate, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2001 Research Associate, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2001 University Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1999 Senior research assistant, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1997 Ph.D. – Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas (TX), USA
  • 1990 Research assistant – Historical sciences (Archaeology), Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1989 M.A. – Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1986 B.A. – Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1981 B.S. – Civil engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia
 

Work Experience:

  • 2008- Research Advisor, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2005-2008 Senior Research Associate, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2001-2005 Research Associate, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1998-2001 Senior research assistant, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1992-1994 Teaching assistant, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas (TX), USA
  • 1991-1992 Adjunct assistant research scientist, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI), USA
  • 1990-1991 Junior research assistant, Department of Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1988-1989 Research associate, Department of Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1987-1988 Novice, Department of Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
 

Organizational Skills and Competences:

  • 2016- associate, Smart Integration of Genetics with Sciences of the Past in Croatia: Minding and Mending the Gap, Twinning project (H2020-TWINN-2015)
  • 2007-2013 Primary investigator, Culture Change and Dynamics of Archaeological Populations in Eastern Adriatic (#196-1962766-2740) , Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2007-2013 Collaborator, Adrias kolpos: Identity and Economy of Illyrians and Greeks in Central Dalmatian Islands (#244-2440820-0810), Archaeological Museum Split, Croatia
  • 2002-2006 Primary investigator, Population Structure of Croatia – anthropoarchaeological approach” (#0196004), Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1999-2003 Primary investigator, Nakovana Project, joint research project, Institute for Anthropological Research (Zagreb, Croatia), Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, Canada), Dubrovnik Museums (Dubrovnik, Croatia) and Archaeological Museum Split (Croatia)
  • 1999-2002 Collaborator, Stohastic and Deterministic Models (#01960103), Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1995-2002 Collaborator, Pupićina Cave Project, joint research project, Cambridge University (UK), Zavod za geologiju kvartara HAZU (Zagreb, Croatia), Department of Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia and Archaeological Museum Pula (Croatia)
  • 1995-1996 Primary investigator, Production and Exchange of Bifacial Flaked Stone Artifacts during the Portuguese Chalcolithic, National Science Fundation Dissertration Improvement Grant SBR-9523625)/ Southern Methodist University, Dallas (TX), USA
  • 1991-1998 Collaborator, The Adriatic Islands Project: Contact, commerce and colonisation, 6000 BC – AD 600, joint research project, Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, Canada), University of Birmingham (UK) and Archaeological Museum, Split)
  • 1989-1991 Junior investigator, Bronze Age and Iron Age in Croatian Dinaric Karst, Department of Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
 

Committees, Boards and Working Groups:

2011- Member, Expert Committee, production of scenario for museum display for Museum of Velebit Mountain

 

Scientific and Professional Work:

2004 Overseas Visiting Scholar – St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, UK (01.01. – 30.03.2004)

 

Research Interest: Anthropological archaeology, early farming and rise of early social elites in the Mediterranean, technology and economy of flaked stone artifacts

 

List of Publications – link

 

Teaching Experience:

  • 1988-1991 Archaeology undergraduate program, Department of Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia, lecturing subjects: fieldwork methods, Bronze Age of the Middle Danube Region
  • 1992-1994 Anthropology undergraduate program, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas (TX), teaching assistant, subjects: Prehistoric Cultures, World History
  • 1997.-2001. Archaeology graduate program, Department of Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia, lecturing subjects: anthropological archaeology
  • 2001- Archaeology undergraduate program, Department of Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia, lecturing subjects: anthropological archaeology, seminar in anthropological archaeology
 

Mentorships:

  • 2011. B.A. Thesis, Saša Ivančić: “Question of Style in Anthropological Archaeology” (Department of Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 2010. B.A. Thesis, Ana Grabundžija: “Historical Development, Anthropological Aspects and Critique of Cultural-Historical Approach in Archaeology” (Department of Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 2006. Ph.D. Thesis, Petra Rajić Šikanjić: “Anthropological Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains from Eastern Adriatic according to Health and Social Status” (Department of Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
 

Awards and Research Grants:

  • 2007 Research project MZOŠ #196-1962766-2740 (250.000 kn).
  • 2002 Research project MZT #0196004 (105.000 kn)
  • 1998 Dr. M. Aylwin Cotton Foundation Publication grant, support for publication of monograph “Production and exchange of bifacial flaked stone artifacts during the Portuguese Chalcolithic.” (Łstg. 800).
  • 1997 Garry A. Weber Graduate Fellowship Award and the Graduate Dean Matching Dissertation Completion Award ($ 4.000).
  • 1995 National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant SBR-9523625: Production and Distribution of Lithic Artifacts in Portuguese Chalcolithic ($10.900)
 

Memberships in Professional Organizations and Associations:

  • Croatian Archaeological society, member since 1988
  • Croatian Anthropological society, member since 1999
  • Slovenian archaeological society, member since 1999
  • European Archaeological Association, member since 1999
  • European Anthropological Association, member since 2000
  • Society for American Archaeology, member since 2001
  • Organisational committee member, 25th School of Biological Anthropology: Current Topics in European Anthropology, Zagreb, Dec. 12, 1998
  • Organisational committee member, 100th anniversary of the discovery of Krapina Neandertals, Zagreb, Aug. 22-26 1999
  • Organisational committee member, 26th School of Biological Anthropology: Molecular Genetics and Human Evolution, Zagreb, Dec. 11, 2000
  • Organisational committee member, Anthropology and Population Genetics, Twenty Seventh School of Biological Anthropology, Zagreb, Feb. 17, 2001
  • Section chair, Prehistoric Hunters and Herders in Istria, Croatia: Pupićina Cave Project 1995-2000, Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans, April 19, 2001
  • Organisational committee member, 13. Congress of the European Anthropological Association, Zagreb, Aug. 30 – Sept. 03, 2002
  • Organisational committee member, Recent Insights into Genetic Basis of Human Diseases, Twenty Eighth School of Biological Anthropology, Zagreb, May 20, 2003
  • Secretary, European Prehistory in Anthropological Perspective, Twenty Ninth School of Biological Anthropology, Zagreb, Dec. 06, 2003
  • Organisational committee member, Molecular Genetics in the Study of Human Evolution and Diversity, Thirtieth School of Biological Anthropology, Zagreb, Sept. 14-18, 2004
  • Section chair and organizer, A Connecting Sea: Maritime Interaction in Adriatic Prehistory, 13th Annual Meeting of the European Archaeological Association, Zadar, Sept. 18-23, 2007