Andreja Kudelić


Senior Research Associate

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Andreja Kudelić is a research associate at the Institute of Archaeology in Zagreb, where she began her scientific career as a research novice in 2009. She defended her PhD thesis in 2015 at the Department of Archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb with the topic Technological and social aspects of the production of ceramic vessels of the cultural group Virovitica. Since 2014, she has been conducting systematic research on Bronze Age pottery traditions, and since 2015 she has been actively working on the specialization of techno-functional analysis of pottery through targeted individual education, scholarships and research stay. Andreja had the opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary research on ceramics in the laboratory at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, and specialized ceramic petrography in the Laboratory for Applied Research of the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest under the mentorship of Dr Attila Kreiter. Her research interests focus on the links between pottery technology, distribution and use, and the mechanisms of creating identity and maintaining tradition through pottery practices.

She has worked as an associate on the projects Genesis and Development of the Bronze Age Communities in Northern Croatia (IARH) and Pottery in prehistoric cultures, with an emphasis on the Hallstatt culture in the Croatian and Austrian Danubian region (RGN). She has led projects Technology of Pottery Production in Prehistoric Times through Experimental Archaeology and Prehistoric pottery: interdisciplinary and experiment that was realized in cooperation with the University (FFZG, Department of Archaeology) and were intended for students. She is the project manager of the Croatian Science Foundation (UIP-2020-02-3637) Technological features and cultural practices in prehistoric pottery traditions in Croatia (2021 – 2026). She has participated in numerous archaeological excavations and independently and in cooperation conducts research on the sites Kalnik-Igrišče, Kurilovec-Belinščica, and through the program, Systematic field survey of the upper Podravina conducted field classes for students in cooperation with the Department of Archaeology. She has participated in over 40 national and international scientific conferences. She has participated in the creation of several museum exhibitions, of which Recycle, ideas from the past stand out. She is a member of the Croatian Archaeological Society, the European Association of Archaeologists and is the president of the Centre for Experimental Archaeology.


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