Dr. Katarina Botić, research associate
Graduated from the Department of Archaeology of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb in 2005 (single major Archaeology). In September 2017 defended doctoral theses summa cum laude entitled “Neolithic settlements on the northern Croatian territory“ under the supervision of Prof T. Težak-Gregl. She is employed at the Institute of Archaeology since 2007, and in 2012 she took over the position of research assistant on the project “Prehistoric Identity of the First Farming Populations of Continental Croatia“, led by Dr Kornelija Minichreiter until her retirement and later by Dr Zorko Marković. From 2014 she's participating in a project “Strategic use of landscape“ (IP-11-2013-3700) and from 2017 in a project “Iron production along the Drava River in the Roman period and the Middle Ages: Creation and transfer of knowledge, technologies and goods” (IP-06-2016-5047) financed by Croatian Science Foundation. She took part in number of rescue excavations (Kupina-Slavonski Brod – highway section; Zagreb-Upper Town/Zagreb City Museum; Novi Perkovci-Krčavina – highway section) and systematic excavations (Regneville and Tautavel, France; Foz Coa, Obidos and Cascais, Portugal; Ilok-Court of the Dukes of Ilok, Slavonski Brod- Galovo, Podgorač-Ražište, Bršadin-Pašnjak pod selom) in Croatia and abroad. She lead the rescue excavations as part of the extension of the highway at Novi Perkovci-Krčavina in 2006, rescue excavations at Donji Miholjac bypass on Mlaka/Trafostanica site in 2015, systematic excavations at Bršadin-Pašnjak pod selom site 2016–2019 and Slavonski Brod-Galovo 2017–2019 and geoarchaeological survey and geological sampling campaign in Slavonia in 2016 (in cooperation with Faculty of Geology, Warsaw University and Institute of Archaeology, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw). She participated in the collection of samples of the sub-fossil wood in the areas of Orašje and Zagreb (Sava, Vrbas, Bosna and Krapina rivers) between 2009 and 2017 as part of the “Aegean (and Near Eastern) Dendrochronology Project“ (2009-2011), i.e. “The Balkan and Aegean Dendrochronology Project“ (2012–present) led by The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona.
She was a member of the editorial board of the journal Contributions of the Institute of Archaeology in Zagreb (PIAZ) from 2009 to 2012; since 2014 she is a member of the editorial board of the journal Annales Instituti Archaeologici (AIA) and editor of volumes XIV and XV. She is a member of the Croatian Archaeological Society, European Association of Archaeologists, Matica hrvatska and a member of the Steering Board of INQUA National Committee (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts).
Her research interests include the archaeology of the Neolithic and early Eneolithic, landscape archaeology, the settlement structures of Neolithic communities, and paleoclimatology.