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Tamara Dogandzic

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Evolution
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig
Germany

e-mail: tamara_dogandzic@~@eva.mpg.de
phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 364

Research Interests
Curriculum Vitae
Publications

Research Interests

Tamara Dogandžić is a Paleolithic archeologist specialized in stone tool technology. Her work focuses on Neandertal adaptations and the variability of the Middle Paleolithic lithic industries. She has primarily worked on the questions of variation and diachronic changes in Neandertal stone tool technologies in the Balkans. She has participated in numerous excavation projects in Serbia, France, Mongolia, Kenya. She is currently co-directing an excavation project at two cave sites in Serbia that investigates human occupations during the Middle and Upper Paleolithic and particularly the context of the population replacement during the Neandertal demise and the colonization of modern humans.

She is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the Department of Human Evolution. Her project ‘MORPHOLITHEX’ aims to investigate more fundamental aspects of stone tool production, using a novel combination of methods based on controlled experimental blank production, geometric morphometrics to capture size and shape of the resulting blanks, and advanced statistical modeling to relate the predictors to size and shape responses. The initial phase of this project was hosted at the Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

2017 -
 
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany & University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Project MORPHOLITHEX: Morphology of Lithic Artifacts: Experimental and Morphometric Approaches
Collaborators: Shannon McPherron, Harold Dibble

Education

2021   Ph.D.
Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University & Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Human Evolution, Leipzig, Germany
Thesis: “Techno-Typological Variability in the Late Middle Paleolithic of the southern Balkans”
Supervisors: J.-J. Hublin, S. McPherron
2008MA in Archaeology
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Archaeology, Belgrade,   Serbia.
Thesis: “Depositional Factors of Lithic Artifacts from Layer 3 of the Middle Paleolithic Site of Velika Balanica (Sićevo, Serbia)”
Supervisor: D. Mihailović
2006B.A. and M.A. in Archaeology
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Archaeology, Belgrade,     Serbia. 
Thesis: “Site Function and Settlement Systems in the Middle Paleolithic of Central and Western Balkans”
Supervisor: D. Mihailović

Grants and Awards

2017Marie Curie Individual Global Fellowship (EUR 239,680.8)
2017The Leakey Foundation research grant for the project “Late Middle and Early Upper Paleolithic in the Balkans” ($11,055)
2017Paleoanthropology Society Travel Award ($650)

Fieldwork

2012 -  ongoing Resava Survey Project, Serbia.Archeological survey and excavation of Bukovac and Orlovača caves, in collaboration with D. Mihailovic, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)
2019 – ongoingJicaron island, Panama. Tool use by white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) in Coiba National Park, Panama (Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Konstanz)
2016Koobi Fora Field School, Kenya. Middle Stone Age survey and excavation project (field director and instructor). PI: David R. Braun (George Washington University), Purity Kiura (National Museums of Kenya)
2009 – 2012Abri Peyrony, France, Middle Paleolithic site. PI: S. P. McPherron (Max Planck EVAN, Leipzig), M. Lenoir (CNRS, UMR 5199 - PACEA, Bâtiment B8, Université Bordeaux I)
2011Tolbor 16, Mongolia, Upper Paleolithic site. PI: N. Zwyns (Max Planck EVAN, Leipzig), S. Gladyshev (Insititute of Archeology and Ethnography, SBRAS Novosibirsk, Russia), B. Gunchinsuren (Institute of Archeology, MAS, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)

Research Interests

  • Paleolithic of the Balkans
  • Middle Paleolithic
  • Lithic technology
  • Hunter-gatherer settlement systems
  • Taphonomy and site formation processes

Publications

Articles

McPherron, S. P., Abdolahzadeh, A., Archer, W., Chan, A., Djakovic, I., Dogandzic, T., Leader, G. M., Li, L., Lin, S., Magnani, M., Reeves, J., Rezek, Z., & Weiss, M. (2020). Introducing platform surface interior angle (PSIA) and its role in flake formation, size and shape. PLoS One, 15(11): e0241714.
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Martisius, N. L., Welker, F., Dogandžić, T., Grote, M. N., Rendu, W., Sinet-Mathiot, V., Wilcke, A., McPherron, S. J. P., Soressi, M., & Steele, T. E. (2020). Non-destructive ZooMS identification reveals strategic bone tool raw material selection by Neandertals. Scientific Reports, 10: 7746.
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Dogandžić, T., Abdolazadeh, A., Leader, G., Li, L., McPherron, S. P., Tennie, C., & Dibble, H. L. (2020). The results of lithic experiments performed on glass cores are applicable to other raw materials. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 12: 44.
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Monteza-Moreno, C. M., Dogandžić, T., McLean, K. A., Castillo-Caballero, P. L., Mijango-Ramos, Z., Del Rosario-Vargas, E., Crofoot, M. C., & Barrett, B. J. (2020). White-faced capuchin, Cebus capucinus imitator, hammerstone and anvil tool use in Riparian habitats on Coiba Island, Panama. International Journal of Primatology, 41, 429-433.
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Ruebens, K., Smith, G. M., Dogandžić, T., & Steele, T. E. (2020). Connecting Middle Palaeolithic datasets: The interplay of zooarchaeological and lithic data for unravelling Neanderthal behaviour. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology, 3, 97-107.
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Zwyns, N., Paine, C. H., Tsedendorj, B., Talamo, S., Fitzsimmons, K. E., Gantumur, A., Guunii, L., Davakhuu, O., Flas, D., Dogandžić, T., Doerschner, N., Welker, F., Gillam, J. C., Noyer, J. B., Bakhtiary, R. S., Allshouse, A. F., Smith, K. N., Khatsenovich, A. M., Rybin, E. P., Byambaa, G., & Hublin, J.-J. (2019). The northern route for human dispersal in Central and Northeast Asia: New evidence from the site of Tolbor-16, Mongolia. Scientific Reports, 9(1): 11759.
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Archer, W., Pop, C. M., Rezek, Z., Schlager, S., Lin, S. C., Weiss, M., Dogandžić, T., Desta, D., & McPherron, S. P. (2018). A geometric morphometric relationship predicts stone flake shape and size variability. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 10(8), 1991-2003.
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Barrett, B. J., Monteza-Moreno, C. M., Dogandzic, T., Zwyns, N., Ibanez, A., & Crofoot, M. C. (2018). Habitual stone-tool-aided extractive foraging in white-faced capuchins, Cebus capucinus. Royal Society Open Science, 5(8): 181002.
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Dogandzic, T., & Duricic, L. (2017). Lithic production strategies in the Middle Paleolithic of the southern Balkans. Quaternary International, 450, 68-102.
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Dogandzic, T., Braun, D. R., & McPherron, S. P. (2015). Edge length and surface area of a blank: Experimental assessment of measures, size predictions and utility. PLoS One, 10(9): e0133984.
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Oxilia, G., Peresani, M., Romandini, M., Matteucci, C., Debono Spiteri, C., Henry, A. G., Schulz, D., Archer, W., Crezzini, J., Boschin, F., Boscato, P., Jaouen, K., Dogandzic, T., Broglio, A., Moggi-Cecchi, J., Fiorenza, L., Hublin, J.-J., Kullmer, O., & Benazzi, S. (2015). Earliest evidence of dental caries manipulation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic. Scientific Reports, 5: 12150.
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McPherron, S. P., Braun, D. R., Dogandzic, T., Archer, W., Desta, D., & Lin, S. C. (2014). An experimental assessment of the influences on edge damage to lithic artifacts: A consideration of edge angle, substrate grain size, raw material properties, and exposed face. Journal of Archaeological Science, 49, 70-82.
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Zwyns, N., Gladyshev, S. A., Gunchinsuren, B., Bolorbat, T., Flas, D., Dogandzic, T., Tabarev, A. V., Gillam, J. C., Khatsenovich, A. M., McPherron, S. P., Odsuren, D., Paine, C. H., Purevjal, K.-E., & Stewart, J. R. (2014). The open-air site of Tolbor 16 (Northern Mongolia): Preliminary results and perspectives. Quaternary International, 347, 53-65.
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Dogandzic, T., & McPherron, S. (2013). Demography and the demise of Neandertals: A comment on ‘Tenfold population increase in Western Europe at the Neandertal-to-modern human transition’. Journal of Human Evolution, 64(4), 311-313.
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Gladyshev, S., Gunchinsuren, B., Jull, A., Dogandzic, T., Zwyns, N., Olsen, J. W., Richards, M. P., Tabarev, A. V., & Talamo, S. (2013). Radiocarbon dating of Paleolithic sites in the Ikh-Tulberiin-Gol River Valley, Northern Mongolia. Vestnik, 12(3), 44-48.
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Soressi, M., McPherron, S. P., Lenoir, M., Dogandzic, T., Goldberg, P., Jacobs, Z., Maigrot, Y., Martisius, N. L., Miller, C. E., Rendu, W., Richards, M. P., Skinner, M. M., Steele, T. E., Talamo, S., & Texier, J. (2013). Neandertals made the first specialized bone tools in Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(35), 14186-14190.
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Dogandzic, T. (2012). [Book Review of:] The Palaeolithic of the Balkans. Proceedings of the XV World Congress of the International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (Lisbon, 4–9 September 2006), Vol. 17, Session C33. Andreas Darlas and Dušan Mihailović (eds.) Oxford: Archaeopress, 2008, 116 pp. (paperback), £29.00. ISBN-10: 1407303058. PaleoAnthropology, 2012, 131-133.
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Book Chapters

Dogandzic, T., McPherron, S. P., & Mihailović, D. (2014). Middle and Upper Paleolithic in the Balkans: Continuities and discontinuities of human occupations. In D. Mihailović (Ed.), Palaeolithic and mesolithic research in the Central Balkans (pp. 81-94). Belgrade: Serbian Aechaeological Soc.
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Posters

Dogandzic, T. (2015). Lithic Reduction Strategies in the Late Middle Paleolithic of the Balkan Peninsula. Poster presented at The 5th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of human Evolution, London, UK.
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Martisius, N. L., Dogandzic, T., Lenoir, M., McPherron, S. P., & Steele, T. E. (2015). Neandertal subsistence at the Late Mousterian site of Abri Peyrony, France. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for American Anthropology, San Francisco, USA.
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Zwyns, N., Gladyshev, S. A., Gunchinsuren, B., Bolorbat, T., Tabarev, A. V., Dogandzic, T., Dörschner, N., Fitzsimmons, K. E., Flas, D., Gillam, J. C., Khatsenovich, A. M., McPherron, S. P., Odsuren, D., Paine, C., Purejval, K.-E., Richards, M. P., Stewart, J., & Talamo, S. (2013). The Upper Paleolithic of the Ikh Tulberin Gol (Northern Mongolia): New excavations at the Tolbor 16 open-air site. Poster presented at The 3rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE), Vienna, Austria.
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Zwyns, N., Gladyshev, S. A., Gunchinsuren, B., Bolorbat, T., Tabarev, A. V., Dogandzic, T., Dörschner, N., Fitzsimmons, K. E., Flas, D., Gillam, J. C., Khatsenovich, A. M., McPherron, S. P., Odsuren, D., Paine, C., Purevjal, K.-E., Richards, M. P., Stewart, J., & Talamo, S. (2013). The Upper Paleolithic of the Ikh Tulberin Gol (Northern Mongolia): New excavations at the Tolbor 16, open-air site. Poster presented at The 3rd Annual Meeting of the European Society fo the study of Human Evolution (ESHE), Vienna, Austria.
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Dogandzic, T. (2012). Small artifact assemblages of the southern Balkans: "Micromousterian" at the site of Bioče, Montenegro. Poster presented at The 54th Annual Meeting of the Hugo Obermaier-Gesellschaft, Toulouse, France.
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McPherron, S. P., Lenoir, M., Dogandzic, T., Hublin, J.-J., Miller, C., Ruebens, K., Soressi, M., Steele, T. E., Talamo, S., & Turq, T. (2012). New Excavations at the Mousterian of Acheulian Site of Abri Peyrony (France). Poster presented at The 2nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Bordeaux, France.
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Meeting Abstracts

Ssebuyungo, C., Mavuso, S., Colarossi, D., Dogandzic, T., O’Brien, K., Ndiema, E., Braun, D. R., Ranhorn, J. W. H., & Ranhorn, K. L. (2020). GaJj17: A Middle Stone Age site at Koobi Fora, East Turkana (Kenya). American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 171(S69), 272-272.
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Archer, W. B. D. S., Schlager, S., Pop, C. M., Rezek, Z., Dogandzic, T., Desta, D. T., Weiss, M., Lin, S. C., & McPherron, S. P. (2017). Assessing the behavioural drivers of lithic flake variability through geometric morphometrics. In Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (PESHE) (5, pp. 34).
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Dogandzic, T., Talamo, S., Dimitrijević, V., Lauer, T., Aldeias, V., Ruebens, K., Latas, A., Daković, G., Flas, D., Dragosavac, S., Plavšić, S., McPherron, S. P., & Mihailović, D. (2017). Middle and Upper Paleolithic in the Balkans: New data from two recently discovered sites in Serbia. In Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (PESHE) (6, pp. 54).
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Zwyns, N., Bolorbat, T., Paine, C. H., Flas, D., Odsuren, D., Fitzsimmons, K. E., Talamo, S., Stewart, J. R., Dörschner, N., Welker, F., Dogandzic, T., Noyer, J., Bakhtiary, R. S., Allshouse, A. F., Smith, K. N., McPherron, S. P., Khatsenovich, A. M., Rybin, E. P., Gunchinsuren, B., & Hublin, J.-J. (2017). The Northern route of human dispersal in Asia: New evidence from the site of Tolbor 16, Mongolia. In Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (PESHE) (6, pp. 221).
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McPherron, S. P., Soressi, M., Lenoir, M., Dogandzic, T., Goldberg, P., Jacobs, Z., Maigrot, Y., Martisius, N., Miller, C. E., Rendu, W., Richards, M. P., Skinner, M. M., Steele, T. E., Talamo, S., & Texier, J.-P. (2013). New data on the context of the Middle Paleolithic bone tools from Abri Peyrony and Pech-de-l’Azé I (France). In European Society for the study of Human Evolution (Ed.), Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution 2 (PESHE 2) (pp. 150-150). Retrieved from http://eshe.eu/static/eshe/files/ESHE_Vienna_2013_Abstracts.pdf.
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Zwyns, N., Gladyshev, S. A., Gunchinsuren, B., Bolorbat, T., Tabarev, A. V., Dogandzic, T., Dörschner, N., Fitzsimmons, K. E., Flas, D., Gillam, J. C., Khatsenovich, A. M., McPherron, S. P., Odsuren, D., Paine, C., Purevjal, K.-E., Richards, M. P., Stewart, J., & Talamo, S. (2013). The Upper Paleolithic of the Ikh Tulberin Gol (Northern Mongolia): New excavations at the Tolbor 16 open-air site. In European Society for the study of Human Evolution (Ed.), Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution 2 (PESHE 2) (pp. 243-243). Retrieved from http://eshe.eu/static/eshe/files/ESHE_Vienna_2013_Abstracts.pdf.
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Dogandzic, T. (2012). Small artifact assemblages of the southern Balkans: "Micromousterian" at the site of Bioče, Montenegro. In Hugo Obermaier-Gesellschaft für Erforschung des Eiszeitalters und der Steinzeit e.V.: 54th Annual Meeting Toulouse (pp. 24-25).
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McPherron, S. P., Lenoir, M., Dogandzic, T., Hublin, J.-J., Miller, C., Ruebens, K., Soressi, M., Steele, T. E., Talamo, S., & Turq, T. (2012). New Excavations at the Mousterian of Acheulian Site of Abri Peyrony (France). In Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (pp. 123-123).
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Reports

McPherron, S. P., Lenoir, M., Chiotti, L., Dogandzic, T., Hublin, J.-J., Miller, C., Ruebens, K., Soressi, M., Steele, T. E., Talamo, S., & Turq, T.(2010). Rapport de la campagne de fouilles de 2010 dans le gisement du Haut de Combe-Capelle (Dordogne, France).
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Talks

Dogandzic, T., & Djuricic, L. (2015). Variability of Mousterian industries in the Eastern adriatic. Talk presented at International conference "Prehistoric hunter-gatherers and farmers in the Adriatic and neighbouring regions". Museum of Kaštela, Croatia. 2015-09-22 - 2015-09-24.
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Dogandzic, T., Ruebens, K., Lenoir, M., & McPherron, S. P. (2015). Late Mousterian industrial variability in Southwestern France: A case of Abri Peyrony. Talk presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. San Francisco, California. 2015-04-15 - 2015-04-19.
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Dogandzic, T., McPherron, S. P., & Braun, D. (2013). Estimating blank edge length and surface area: A comparison of methods using digitized images. Talk presented at The 78th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Honolulu, Hawaii. 2013-04-03 - 2013-04-07.
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Dogandzic, T., McPherron, S. P., & Braun, D. R. (2013). Taphomy or use: Experimental assessment of edge damage on lithic artifacts. Talk presented at The 36th Annual Meeting of the Serbian Archaeological Society. Novi Sad, Serbia. 2013-05-30 - 2013-06-01.
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McPherron, S. P., Braun, D., & Dogandzic, T. (2013). Modeling trampling damage on flakes: An experimental approach to substrate size, raw material type, edge angle, and contact face. Talk presented at The 78th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Honolulu, Hawaii. 2013-04-03 - 2013-04-07.
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Dogandzic, T. (2012). Technology, settlement and mobility of Neandertal groups in Adriatic-Ionnian region. Talk presented at The 35th Annual Meeting of the Serbian Archaeological Society. Valjevo, Serbia. 2012-05-25 - 2012-05-28.
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Zwyns, N., Gunchinsuren, B., Gladyshev, S. A., Bolorbat, T., Tabarev, A. V., Dörschner, N., Dogandzic, T., Fitzsimmons, K. E., Flas, D., Gillam, J. C., McPherron, S. P., Odsuren, D., Paine, C., Purejval, K., Richards, M. P., Steward, J., & Talamo, S. (2012). New excavation in the Ikh Tulberiin Gol, Mongolia: The Tolbor 16 Upper Paleolithic site. Talk presented at International conference “Mongolian Archaeology: Present and future” of the Institute of Archaeology of Mongolian Academy of Sciences. Ulaanbaatur, Mongolia. 2012-08-23 - 2012-08-25.
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Dogandzic, T. (2011). "Micromousterian" of the eastern Adriatic: Analysis of the lithic industry at the site of Bioče (Montenegro). Talk presented at The 34th Annual Meeting of the Serbian Archaeological Society. Kraljevo, Serbia. 2011-05-26 - 2011-05-29.
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Thesis

Dogandzic, T. (2021). Techno-typological variability of the late Middle Paleolithic in the southern Balkans. PhD Thesis, Universiteit, Leiden.
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