Economy and exchange

The study of economic activity includes the identification of the system of exchange, commercial networks and economic infrastructure. Established research groups cover the period from prehistory to late antiquity are aproaching to material culture using the various methodologies with the objective of understanding the regional characteristics and the impact of changes. Reconstructing cultural contacts, system communication and distribution of goods, economic activities are also perceived in the context of the establishment of the market and the exchange of ideas.

Goranka Lipovac Vrkljan, Marko Dizdar, Ana Konestra, Bartul Šiljeg, Asja Tonc, Ivana Ožanić Roguljić, Kristina Jelinčić Vučković, Marina Ugarković



Roman Economy in Dalmatia: production, distribution and demand in the light of pottery workshops

Life on the Roman road: communications, trade and identities on Roman roads in Croatia from 1st – 8th CE


Activities / Organization of conferences / round tables / workshops / seminars

 “TRADE – Transformations of Adriatic Europe (2nd – 9th c.)”, Zadar, 2-3. veljače 2016.


Research groups

Glass production and trade during antiquity and the Middle Ages
Communications and the dynamics of the exchange of goods, and their influence on the organization of space in the Eastern Adriatic, with special emphasis on late antiquity
The role of trade and exchange during Late La Tène in south-eastern Pannonia
The environment as a factor in the formation of trade networks: hillfort settlements in the Eastern Adriatic
Trade and cultural exchange in the Hellenistic Mediterranean
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