Dr.

Mario Gavranović

Mario.Gavranovic(at)oeaw.ac.at
+43 1 51581-6139

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Studium der Prähistorischen Archäologie, Ethnologie und Osteuropäischen Geschichte an der Freien Universität in Berlin (1997–2004). 2004–2005 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Prähistorische Archäologie der FU Berlin. 2006–2009 Nachwuchsförderung des Bundeslandes Berlin für Doktoranden, Promotion 2010. 2011–2012 Mitarbeit an Forschungsprojekten in Deutschland und Südosteuropa. 2013–2014 Mitarbeiter des Landesmuseums Brandenburg, Koordination von Ausstellungprojekten. 2015 JESH Programm der ÖAW. 2015–2017 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship der Europäischen Kommission am Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften mit dem Projekt „Burial“.

FORSCHUNGSSCHWERPUNKTE

  • Spätbronze- und Früheisenzeit in Zentral- und Südosteuropa, Chronologie und Typologie
  • Bestattungsriten und soziale Dimensionen der Gräber
  • Ressourcennutzung und Umweltauswirkungen auf die prähistorische Gesellschaften
  • Soziale Organisation und vergleichende ethnologische Studien
  • Wahrnehmung der Archäologie in der Öffentlichkeit

Publications

Publications

in press

  • No group, no people? Archeological record and creation of the groups in the western Balkan. In: S. Gimatzidis, M. Pieniążek, S. Votruba (eds.), Archaeology across Frontiers and Borderlands. Fragmentation and Connectivity in the North Aegean and the Central Balkans from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age. Oriental and European Archaeology.
  • (together with A. Sejfuli) The Early Iron Age in Central Bosnia – overview and research perspectives. In: A. Jašarević, B. Govedarica, D. Heilmann, M. Verčík, M. Gavranović (eds.), Perspectives on Balkan Archaeology – The Early Iron Age: Methods and Approaches. Proceedings of the conference held in the National Museum in Sarajevo, 8th–9th April 2016. Universitätsforschungen zur prähistorischen Archäologie.
  • (together with D. Ložnjak-Dizdar) To burn or bot to burn – inhumation versus cremation at the end of Bronze Age between southern Carpathian Basin and northwestern Balkan. In: J. Kneisel, O. Nakoinz (eds.), Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes IV.
  • Überregionale Netzwerke und lokale Distribution. Verteilungsmuster einiger Bronzeobjekte im westlichen Balkan während der jüngeren und späten Urnenfelderzeit. In: D. Ložnjak-Dizdar, M. Dizdar (eds.), Late Urnfield Culture between the Eastern Alps and the Danube, Proceedings of the International conference in Zagreb, November 7–8, 2013.

2016

  • (together with M. Mehofer) Local forms and regional distributions – metallurgical analysis of the Late Bronze Age objects from Bosnia. Archaeologia Austriaca 100, 2016, 87–107.
  • (together with A. Jašarević) Neue Funde der Spätbronzezeit aus Nordbosnien / Novi nalazi kasnog brončanog doba iz sjeverne Bosne. Prilozi Instituta za Arheologiju u Zagrebu 33, 2016, 135–178. 
  • Ladies first? Female burials of the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age from Bosnia − chronology and cultural affiliation. In: V. Sirbu, M. Jevtić, K. Dmitrović, M. Ljuština (eds.), Funerary Practices during the Bronze and the Iron Ages in the Central and Southeast Europe. Proceedings  of the 14th International Colloquium of Funerary Archeology in  Čačak, Serbia, 24th–27thSeptember 2015 (Beograd – Čačak 2016) 91–109.
  • Zwischen Glaube und Prestige – mediterrane Importe in der westbalkanischen Früheisenzeit. In: M. Gediga, A. Grossman, W. Piotrowks (eds.), Europa w okresie od VII eieku przed narodzeniem Chrystuse do I wieku naszej ery. Archäologisches Museum in Biskupin, Biskupiner Archäologische Arbeiten 11 (Biskupin – Wrocław 2016) 123–146.

2015

  • (together with A. Sejfuli) Unpublizierte Bronzefunde aus dem Lašvatal in Zentralbosnien / Neobjavljeni brončani nalazi iz lašvanske doline u centralnoj Bosni. Godišnjak Centra za balkanološka ispitivanja 44, 2015, 67–94.

2014

  • Einzugsraum des Flusses Bosna während der älteren Urnenfelderzeit. In: D. Loznjak-Dizdar, M. Dizdar (eds.), The Beginning of the Late Bronze Age between the Eastern Alps and the Danube. Proceedings of the International conference in Osijek, October 20–22, 2011. Zbornik Instituta za Arheologiju 1, 2014, 249–261.
  • (together with D. Ložnjak-Dizdar) Across the River. The cemetery in Dolina and new aspects of the late Urnfield culture in Croatian Posavina and Northern Bosnia. Archaeologia Austriaca 97–98/2013–2014, 13–32.
  • (together with A. Kapuran) Über einige Tüllenbeilvarianten im Zentralbalkan. Starinar, Nouvelle série LXIIII/2014, 31–56.

2013

  • Spätbronze- und früheisenzeitliche Brandbestattungen südlich der Save. In: M. Lochner, F. Ruppenstein (eds.), Cremation Burials in the region between the Middle Danube and the Aegean, 1300–750 BC. Proceeding of the international symposiums held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences at Vienna (11th–12th February), Mitteilungen der Prähistorischen Kommission 32 (Vienna 2013) 143–159.
  • Urnenfelderzeitliche Gussformen aus dem westlichen Balkan. In: S. Berecki, R. Nemeth, B. Rezi (eds), Bronze Age Craftsmen in the Carpathian Basin. Proceedings of the international colloqium from Târgu Mureş (5th–7th October 2012) (Târgu Mureş 2013) 149–167.

2012

  • Ore Exploitation and Settlement Dynamic during the Late Bronze Age in Central Bosnia. In: J. Kneisel, W. Kirleis, M. Dal Corso, N. Taylor, V. Tiedtke (eds), Collapse or Continuity? Environment and Development of Bronze Age Human Landscapes. Proceedings of the International Workshops “Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes II (14th–18th March 2011)” in Kiel, Universitätsforschungen zur prähistorischen Archäologie 205 (Bonn 2012) 103–111.

2011

  • Die Spätbronze- und Früheisenzeit in Bosnien. Universitätsforschungen zur Prähistorischen Archäologie 195 (Bonn 2011).

2007

  • Kontakte zwischen Zentralbosnien und Zentralitalien in der Spätbronze- und Früheisenzeit. In: M. Guštin, P. Ettel, M. Buora (eds.), Piceni ed Europa, Atti del convegno in Koper, Slowenien, Archeologia di Frontiera 6 (Koper 2007) 175–185.
  • Eisenzeitliche Bestattungssitten in Donja Dolina an der Save. Beispiele der sekundären Bestattung. In: M Blečić, M. Črešnar, B. Hänsel, A. Hellmuth, E. Kaiser, C. Metzner-Nebelsick (eds), Scripta Praehistorca in Honorem Biba Teržan. Situla 44 (Ljubljana 2007) 405–419.
  • Eine dreischleifige Bogenfibel mit dreieckiger Fußplatte aus Bosnien. Arheološki Vestnik 58, 2007, 157–166.
  • Keramik mit Basarabi- und basarabiartiger Ornamentik in Bosnien. Godišnjak Centra za balkanološka ispitivanja 34, 2007, 35–67.

Detailed Biography

Detailed Biography

Academic Career

  • 10/2009
    Doctorate (PhD) in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Title of the doctoral thesis: Catchment Area of the rivers Vrbas, Bosna and Sana during the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age. Landscape and cultural differences (Academic supervisors: Prof. Dr. Biba Teržan and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hänsel)
  • 07/2004
    Master of Arts (M.A.) in Prehistoric Archeology at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • 1997–2004
    Study at the Freie Universität Berlin, Institute for Prehistoric ArcheologyMajor subject: Prehistoric Archeology. Minor subjects: Ethnology and East European Studies
  • 1996/1997
    Study at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, Department of Archeology and Ethnology

 

Professional Career

  • 2015–2017
    Principal investigator of the project “Burial”, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions of the European Commission, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA) in cooperation with Institute of Archaeology Zagreb (Croatia).
  • 2015–2017
    Project: “Metallurgy of the Late Bronze Age in the western Balkans”, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA) and Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science (VIAS) in cooperation with Museums in Doboj and Travnik (Bosnia-Herzegovina).
  • 2014–2017
    Project: “Bronze Axes from Serbia – Weapons, Tools and Gifts”, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA) in cooperation with Archeological Institute Belgrade (Serbia).
  • 2014–2015
    Project: “Forming Identities in a transitional area: Late Bronze and Early Iron Age communities between Carpathian Basin and western Balkans”, JESH-Program (Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
  • 2013
    Leader of the excavation in Bucova Pusta, Romania (Neolithic settlement). Project of the Institute für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.
  • 2010–2013
    Coordination activities and prearrangements for the international travelling exhibition “Slaws in Europe” in the State Archeological Museum of Brandenburg.
  • 2000–2009
    Participation in research excavations in Monkodonja (Croatia), Bruszczewo (Poland), Okolište (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Bartholomäberg (Austria), Foeni (Romania) and rescue excavations in the State of Brandenburg.
  • 1999–2000
    Assistant scientific staff at the Institute for Prehistoric Archaeology in Berlin.

 

Grants, Awards

  • 2015–2017
    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Program, Individual Fellowship of the European Commission
  • 2014–2015
    Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities (JESH), Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2005–2008
    PhD Fellowship for the promotion of young scientists, awarded by the Department for Culture and Science of the State Berlin

Presented Papers

Presented Papers

Talks of the last years

2017

  • Search for ores? – Colonization of the Bosnian mountain zone in the Late Bronze Age. Searching for Gold. Resources and Networks in the Bronze Age of the Eastern Balkans, 8th–10th June 2017, Vienna, Austria (9.6.2017)
  • New absolute dates for the Late Bronze Age in the Central Balkans and some indications for local bronze metallurgy (together with A. Bulatović and A. Kapuran). Searching for Gold. Resources and Networks in the Bronze Age of the Eastern Balkans, 8th–10th June 2017, Vienna, Austria (9.6.2017)
  • Late Bronze Age metallurgy in the western Balkan – innovations and social impact. 10th April, Oxford School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, Great Britain (10.4.2017)

2016

  • Late Bronze Age burials in Bosnia: rites, structures and identity traits. Let the dead speak for the living: Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Burials in Southeast Europe – theoretical perspectives on Balkan archaeology, International Conference (Urnfield Talks), 30th November – 2nd December 2016, Vienna, Austria (1.12.2016)
  • The Early Iron Age in Central Bosnia – overview and research perspectives. Perspectives on Balkan Archeology – The Early Iron Age: Methods and Approaches, 8th–9th April 2016, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (8.4.2016)

2015

  • Metallurgical analysis of Late Bronze Age objects from Bosnia (together with M. Mehofer). Methodology and Archaeometry, 2nd–4th December 2015, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia (2.12.2015)
  • Ladies first? Female burials of the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age from Bosnia − chronology and cultural affiliation. Funerary Practices during the Bronze and the Iron Ages in the Central and Southeast Europe. 24th–27th September 2015, National Museum Čačak, Serbia (25.9.2015)
  • Neue Forschungen zur Spätbronzezeit in Bosnien: Stand und Perspektiven. Institut für Urgeschichte und Historische Archäologie, Universität Wien, Austria (21.4.2015)
  • To burn or not to burn. Inhumation versus cremation at the End of the Bronze Age in southern Carpathian Basin (together with D. Ložnjak-Dizdar). International Open Workshop „Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes IV“ 24th–27th March 2015, Kiel University, Germany (25.3.2015)

2014

  • From the plains to the mountains and back. Cultural shifts in Southeast Europe during the late 2nd millennium B.C. Too cold for this p(a)lace ? Climate and Environment in the late 2nd Millennium B.C. Aegean and Mediterranean. International Workshop, 27th–28th October 2014, Louvian-la Neuve, Belgium (28.10.2014)
  • Siedeln an der zentraleuropäisch-balkanischen, agro-ökologischen Barriere. Der frühneolithische Fundplatz Bucova Pusta IV im Banat (together with R. Krauß, D. Ciobotaru, P. Ciocani). 8. Deutscher Archäologiekongress, 6th–10th October 2014, Berlin, Germany (7.10.2014)
  • Archeological record and creation of archeological groups in central and western Balkan. European association of Archaeologists 20th Annual Meeting 10th–14th September 2014, Istanbul, Turkey (13.9.2014)
  • Zwischen Glaube und Prestige. Mediterrane Elemente in der Früheisenzeit im westlichen und zentralen Balkan. Europe between 8th century B.C. and 1stcentury A.D. On the 80th anniversary of the first excavations season in Biskupin, 1st–4th July 2014, Biskupin, Poland (2.7.2014)
  • The tradition elements between Late Bronze and Early Iron Age in Southeast Europe. Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters in Tübingen, Germany (22.5.2014)

 

Organisation of Conferences & Workshops

2016

  • Urnfield talks (UK-Gespräche) – Let the dead speak for the living: Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Burials in Southeast Europe – theoretical perspectives on Balkan archaeology, 30th November – 2nd December 2016, Vienna, Austria
  • Perspectives on Balkan Archeology (PeBA) – The Early Iron Age: Methods and Approaches, 8th–9th April, 2016, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina