Bogdana Milić


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BA and MA studies at the Department of Archaeology, Belgrade University. Scholarship by the EU commission at the Institute for Pre- and Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology at Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg. PhD studies at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen.
2012–2016 researcher at the Department of Prehistory, Istanbul University on the “BEAN” project, a Marie Curie Initial Training Network Theme of the EU Commission’s FP7 programme. Meanwhile guest researcher on the ERC project “Prehistoric Anatolia” initially based at the Austrian Archaeological Institute, later on at the OREA institute. Since 2016 researcher at the Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Lithics and raw materials in Western Anatolia and surrounding regions 
  • The Neolithisation of Western Anatolia, the Aegean and Southeast Europe
  • The Neolithic in the Near East with a special focus on Anatolia and Upper Mesopotamia
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  • Understanding the (Early) Pottery Neolithic chipped stone production in north-western Aegean from the eastern Aegean perspective, Eurasian Prehistory 15 (1–2) 217–235.
  • (together with M. Brandl, T. M. Gluhak, Ch. Schwall, L. Betina, L. Sørensen, D. Wolf, B. Horejs) From near and far. Stone procurement and exchange at Çukuriçi Höyük in western Anatolia, Journal of Lithic Studies.


  • (together with B. Horejs, A. Bulatović, J. Bulatović, M. Brandl, C. Burke, D. Filipović), New Insights into the Later Stages of the Neolithisation Process of the Central Balkans. First Excavations at Svinjarička Čuka 2018. Archaeologia Austriaca 103, 2019, 175–226.
  • (together with B. Horejs, Ch. Schwall, M. Brandl) Der prähistorische Umlandsurvey, in: F. Pirson, Pergamon – Bericht über die Arbeiten in der Kampagne 2017, Archäologischer Anzeiger 2018/2, 148–150.


  • (together with B. Horejs, A. Bulatović, C. Meyer, St. Schneider, M. Schlöffel, V. Stevanović) Prehistoric Landscapes of the Pusta Reka River (Leskovac). New investigations along the southern Morava river, Journal of Serbian Archaeological Society 34, 2018, 23–51.


  • (together with B. Horejs) The onset of pressure blade making in western Anatolia in the 7th millennium BC. A case study from Neolithic Çukuriçi Höyük, in: B. Horejs, Çukuriçi Höyük 1. Anatolian and the Aegean from the 7th to the 3rd Millennium BC, OREA 5 (Wien 2017) 27–52.


  • (together with B. Horejs – B. Milić – P. Pavúk) Das Umland von Pergamon, in: F. Pirson (Hrsg.), Pergamon – Bericht über die Arbeiten in der Kampagne 2014, AA 2015/2, 89–179.


  • “A preliminary evaluation of the chipped stone industry at Late Chalcolithic Çamlıbel Tarlası”, in: A. Schachner, Die Ausgrabungen in Boğazköy-Ḫattuša 2013, AA 2014/1, 153-159
  • (together with B. Horejs – F. Ostmann – U. Thanheiser – B. Weninger – A. Galik) The Aegean in the Early 7th Millennium BC: Maritime Networks and Colonization, Journal of World Prehistory 28, 4, 2015, 289–230. DOI:10.1007/s10963-015-9090-8

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Akademischer Werdegang

  • 2018
    Abschluss PhD-Studium Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
  • Seit September 2012
    Doktorandin im BEAN Projekt (Bridging the European and Anatolian Neolithic)
  • 2011–2012
    Abschluss MA-Studium der Prähistorischen Archäologie, Philosophische Fakultät, Belgrad Universität (Serbien)
  • 2007–2011
    Abschluss BA-Studium  der Prähistorischen Archäologie, Philosophische Fakultät, Belgrad Universität (Serbien)
  • August 2010–März 2011
    Stipendatin des Projekts der Europäischen Kommission am Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Universität Heidelberg (Deutschland)


Beruflicher Werdegang

  • Seit 2012
    Wissenschftliche Mitarbeiterin im BEAN Projekt „Marie Curie Initial Training Networks Theme“ Istanbul Universität, Prähistorische Abteilung, Istanbul, Türkei
  • Seit 2012
    Gastwissenschaftlerin im ERC-Projekt Projekt „Prehistoric Anatolia“ am Österreichischen Archäologischen Institut, Wien bzw. darauffolgend am Instituts für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie (OREA) an der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien


Sonstige Tätigkeiten

  • Seit 2012
    Fundbearbeitung der Lithik des Çukuriçi Höyük im Rahmen des ERC-Projekts “Prehistoric Anatolia”
  • 2013
    Fundbearbeitung der Lithik des Survey im Kaikostal, Türkei, im Rahmen des ERC-Projekts “Prehistoric Anatolia” in Pergamon, Türkei
  • 2013
    Fundbearbeitung der Lithik des von Çamlıbel Tarlası, Türkei, unter der Leitung von Dr. Ulf-Dietrich Schoop (Universität Edinburgh). Die Ausgrabungen in Boğazköy-Ḫattuša, Dr. Andreas Schachner (DAI Istanbul)
  • 2009
    Mitarbeit bei Ausgrabungen im Vlasac, Serbien, unter der Leitung von Dr. Dušan Borić, Cardiff Universität



Vorträge der letzten Jahre


  • Towards the understanding of the Early Neolithic in the Zagros Mountains – results of new investigations in the Ilam province, Iran. The 9th International Conference on the PPN Chipped and Ground Stone Industries of the Near East, Tokyo, 12.–16. November 2019 (with B. Horejs and L. Niakan) (14.11.2019).
  • Technological responses to raw material in the Early Neolithic Aegean and the Balkans. The 9th International Conference on the PPN Chipped and Ground Stone Industries of the Near East, Tokyo, 12.–16. November 2019 (with M. Brandl, K. Kotsakis and B. Horejs) (14.11.2019).
  • Rezultati prvih sistematskih istraživanja praistorijskog lokaliteta Svinjarička Čuka kod Lebana. XLII Assembly and annual meeting, Serbian Archaeological Society, Museum of Krajina Negotin, Negotin 30.5.–1.6.2019 (with B. Horejs, A. Bulatović and O. Mladenović) (31.5.2019).
  • Neolithisation of the centre of the Anatolian Aegean coast – the view from Çukuriçi Höyük lithics. Ege Üniversitesi, Edebiyat Fakültesi, İzmir (8.1.2019).


  • Trajectories of the Neolithic spread into the central Balkans. First results of new fieldwork in southern Serbia, 24th Neolithic Seminar Ljubljana, 26th–27th October 2018, Ljubljana (with B. Horejs and A. Bulatović) (26.10.2018).
  • “Late Neolithic lithic technology and obsidian exchange networks at Çukuriçi Höyük”, Pathways to the Late Neolithic of Central and Western Anatolia – The Case Studies of Çukuriçi Höyük and Çatalhöyük between 6500 and 6000 calBC. Initial Workshop of scientific cooperation between Çatalhöyük and Çukuriçi Höyük teams, 18th–19th October 2018, Vienna (18.10.2018).
  • “Strategies of obsidian procurement, knapping and use in the first farming societies from the Caucasus to the Mediterranean”, 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Barcelona, 5th–8th September 2018, Spain (07.09.2018).
  • “Modelling the spread of lithic technologies in western Anatolia and Aegean during the Neolithic: archaeological background and data processing methods”, 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Barcelona, 5th–8th September 2018, Spain (with A. Timpson, B. Horejs, M. G. Thomas) (07.09.2018).


  • “Lithics as a marker of the Neolithisation process – the evidence from western Anatolia/Neolitikleşme Sürecini Belirleyici Olarak Yontmataş Aletler – Batı Anadolu’dan Kanıtlar”, Trakya Üniversitesi, Anadoluda Arkeolojisinde Taş Aletler – Teori, Metot, Pratik, Edirne/Turkey (10.3.2017)
  • “Tracking the Neolithisation process in Western Anatolia through lithics – the evidence from 7th mill. BC Çukuriçi Höyük”, Arbeitskolloquium Ältere Geschichte, Universität Tübingen (12.1.2017)


  • “An Addendum to the PPNB Interaction Sphere – Pressure blade making from the 7th millennium BC Çukuriçi Höyük in western Anatolia”, Near Eastern Lithics on the Move, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 23.–27.11.2016 (with B. Horejs) (26.11.2016)
  • “The Neolithic lithic assemblage”, ERC – Prehistoric Anatolia Closing Workshop, ÖAW, Vienna (20.10.2016)
  • “Finding “East” on the “West” – alien elements and common repertoires in lithics of 7th millennium BC Çukuriçi Höyük in Aegean Turkey”. 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, ÖAW, Wien, 25.‒29.04.2016 (with B. Horejs) (25.4.2016)
  • “Complex 10 in focus – analyzing caches and depots in a Neolithic house”. Households in Prehistory, Vienna, 28.1.2016 (with F. Ostmann) (28.1.2016)
  • Lithics and Neolithisation: Çukuriçi Höyük in the Aegean and Anatolia”. BEAN closing meeting, Antalya (Turkey), 14.–15.01.2016.


  • “Izmir region towards the Aegean – a case study from lithic assemblages of Neolithic Çukuriçi Höyük”, European Association of Archaeologists, 20th Annual Meeting, Istanbul (with B. Horejs) (9.2014)
  • “Inner and outside space of the houses in Neolithic Çukuriçi Höyük – The role of lithics”, 4. interner ERC-Workshop “Space &Function”, OREA, Wien (2.2014)
  • “Lithics and raw materials as source for mobility and migration in Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods: a case study from western Anatolia - progress of research”, Scientific Publishing Workshop, Heidelberg, Deutschland (1.2014)



January 2016

  • “Households in Prehistory”, ÖAW, Vienna 28.1.2016

June 2014

  • 36. Uluslararası Kazı, Araştırma ve Arkeometri Sempozyumu (Annual conference of Archaeological works in Turkey), Zaugma Mozaik Müzesi

March 2014

  • “Anadolu Prehistoryasında – Kronoloji – Terminoloji – Tanımlama Sorunları Çalıştayı” (Conference on chronology, terminology and main working questions regarding Anatolian Prehistory)
    Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Februar 2014

  • 4. interner ERC-Workshop “Space &Function”, OREA, Wien

Januar 2014

  • “The Art (and Science) of Scientific Publication”, Scientific Publishing Workshop - Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Deutschland

August 2013

  • „Archaeological Tour of Western Anatolia”, BEAN Ekskursion und worshop – On-site teaching, Türkei

November 2012

  • “Kommunikation und Austauschsysteme”, 3 Interner ERC workshop, Wien

Oktober 2012

  • “Linux for BEAN” –Université de Genève, Genf, Schweiz

Juli 2012

  • “A short walk from Anatolia to the Balkans” – Erste BEAN project Workshop, Philosophische Fakultät, Belgrad Universität, Belgrad, Serbien




  • Results of the pilot study on the computer modelling of the spread of pressure technique from the Near East to Aegean (with A. Thompson – B. Horejs – M. Thomas), The 9th International Conference on the PPN Chipped and Ground Stone Industries of the Near East, JPN, Tokyo, 12.–16. November 2019


  • A 7th millennium BC house complex of Çukuriçi Höyük in the light oft the lithic assemblage (with B. Horejs), International Symposium on Chert and Other Knappable Materials, “Stories Written in Stone”, Iaşi, Romania