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Department of Human Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 350
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Tamara Dogandzic

Doctoral Student

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

e-mail: tamara_dogandzic@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research Interests
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

I am a PhD student in the IMPRS - The Leipzig School of Human Origins at the Department of Human Evolution at the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.

My general research interests include lithic technology and the Middle Paleolithic. In particular I am interested in correlations between technology and various aspects of human behavior and in questions of how environmental, subsistence or mobility factors influence the organization of lithic technology. My thesis project specifically examines the characterization of Middle Paleolithic industries in the Southern Balkans, their variability, regional and diachronic trends. Themes included are the existence of the so-called Micromousterian and issues related to the production of small artifacts in the Middle Paleolithic, as well as the use of the Levallois reduction system. This research will contribute to an understanding of Middle Paleolithic industrial variability in the Balkans and the lifeways of the last Neanderthals prior to the arrival of modern humans in Europe.

Besides my dissertation research, I have participated in numerous excavations in Serbia, France, and Morocco, and I am currently preparing a survey project in Eastern Serbia aimed at obtaining reliable archaeological sequence for the Upper Pleistocene.


Curriculum Vitae


2009-PresentPhD student
in the Department of Human Evolution,
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Leipzig, Germany
2006-2008MA 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 (Sicevo, Serbia)"
1999-2006BA 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"


2012Resava Survey Project, Serbia.
Archeological survey for Paleolithic sites
(Max Planck Institute, University of Belgrade)
2009-2012Abri Peyrony (Haut de Combe-Capelle), France.
Middle Paleolithic
(PI: S. McPherron, M. Lenoir)
2011Tolbor 16 & 17, Mongolia,
Upper Paleolithic
(PI : N. Zwyns, S. Gladychev, B. Guncinsuren)
2009Les Cottes, France,
Middle and Upper Paleolithic
(PI : M. Soressi)
2009Jebel Irhud, Morocco,
Middle Paleolithic
(PI: J.-J. Hublin, S.P. McPherron, A. Ben-n’cer)
2004-2008Velika Balanica – Mala Balanica Cave Complex, Serbia.
Middle Paleolithic sites
(PI: D. Mihailovic)
2008Vlasac, Iron Gates, Serbia.
(PI: D. Boric, M. Jeftic)
2007-2008Šalitrena Cave, Serbia.
Middle and Upper Paleolithic,
Mousterian, Aurignacian, Gravettian periods
(PI: B. Mihailovic)
2006Chez Pineau/Jonzac, France.
Middle Paleolithic and Early Upper Paleolithic
(PI: J.-J. Hublin and J. Jaubert)
2004Hadži-Prodanova Cave, Serbia.
Middle and Upper Paleolithic site
(PI: B. Mihailovic, D. Mihailovic)
2004Baranica, Serbia.
Upper Paleolithic site
(PI: D. Mihailovic)

Research Interests

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


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