Doctoral Student – Assistant
He obtained his Master’s degree in archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb in 2017. At the same faculty, he simultaneously attended the MA course in history, which he finished one year later, in 2018. He was awarded a prestigious scholarship by the City of Zagreb for proficiency in his postgraduate studies. Since 2013 he has continuously been working on systematic and rescue archaeological excavations, primarily with Croatian Conservation Institute and later with the Archaeology Division of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. As deputy manager of the excavations under Juraj Belaj, PhD, since 2017 he has been a part of the archaeological excavations of the Institute of Archaeology. He worked at the sites of churches of St. Martin at Prozorje in Dugo Selo and St. Luke the Evangelist in Novska, as well as on the excavations of the chapel of the Knights Hospitaller at the site of Pakrac - Stari grad. In 2020 as an external associate of the Institute, he worked at the rescue archaeological excavations in Beli Manastir. In September of that year, he was employed at the same institution as a doctoral candidate – assistant on the Croatian Science Foundation’s research project Development and Heritage of the Military Orders in Croatia - milOrd (IP-2019-04-5513), led by Juraj Belaj, PhD. Later that year he enrolled in the postgraduate doctoral course of archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb. Through the analysis of archaeological material found primarily in closed grave contexts at the sites incorporated in the project, which were once under the rule of military orders, he is trying to interpret funerary customs, as well as the economic and social status of the people that lived in the time of military orders, as well as after their departure. His scientific interests include parts of clothes and footwear found in graves from the late Middle Ages and the early modern period, as well as devotional objects. Besides being the author of several scientific papers, it is worth mentioning that he was a co-author of the exhibition about the archaeological heritage of the Novska region.