Dr. Zorko Marković, senior research associate
Born in Podgorač near Našice in 1951. Graduated in Archaeology and History at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb in 1975. Received his PhD from the Faculty of Humanities in Ljubljana in 1989. He worked in a school in Osijek from 1975 to 1976, in the Križevci Town Museum from 1977 to 1978 and in the Koprivnica Town Museum from 1978 to 2000, as a curator and museum advisor. He has been working at the Institute of Archaeology in Zagreb since 2006 as research associate and senior research associate on the project “The prehistoric identity of the first agricultural cultures in continental Croatia“ (project leader between 2010 and 2013). From 2014 he is a leader of the project „Strategic use of landscape“ (IP-11-2013-3700) financed by Croatian Science Foundation.
Early in his career he managed field investigations for the Našice Local History Museum (Koška, 1974; Podgorač-Ražište, 1975), and later on also elsewhere in northern Croatia: Koprivnička Rijeka-Rudina (1978-1979), Koprivnički Bregi-Seče (1979-1987), Delovi-Grede (1982), Jasenaš near Virovitica (1988), Novi Perkovci-Krčavina near Đakovo (2005-2006), and around thirty other smaller scale investigations. He is an associate in numerous investigations: Brezovljani (since 1973), Pepelana tell (1985), Podgorač (1973-1974), Sv. Petar Ludbreški (1978), Slavonski Brod-Galovo (since 2001), Beketinci-Bentež (2007-2008) etc.
He participated in the organisation of conferences of the Croatian Archaeological Society in Koprivnica (1986) and Našice (2003). He is the author of numerous smaller exhibitions in Koprivnica (since 1979), Križevci and Našice, as well as the co-author of larger exhibitions (“Pottery in Northwestern Croatia“, 1980; “40 years of archaeological investigations in northwestern Croatia, 1986/87 etc). He is also the author of several permanent displays in the Koprivnica Town Museum. For a number of years he has been a member of the editorial board of Podravski zbornik (The Podravina Miscellany) in Koprivnica, and the editor-in-chief and a member of the editorial board of the bulletin of museums in northwestern Croatia – Muzejski vjesnik. He was a member of the editorial board and co-author of the publication Register of archaeological finds and sites in northwestern Croatia (1990 and 1997).
He is a member of the Croatian Archaeological Society (for a time also a member of its Executive Committee), Secretary of the Koprivnica Historical Society, member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft-Neolithikum, as well as museum societies of Slavonia and Baranja, and northwestern Croatia.
His research interests tie him primarily to the Neolithic, Aeneolithic and Early Bronze Age in northern Croatia, but he has also dealt with other topics.