Doctoral Student – Assistant
Tea Kokotović obtained her master’s degree in archaeology and anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of University of Zagreb in 2018. In 2021. she was employed at the Institute for Archaeology in Zagreb 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. The same year she enrolled in the postgraduate doctoral programme “Archaeology of the eastern Adriatic” at the Department of Archaeology at the University in Zadar. The main focus of her research in the project is reconstructing the conditions and quality of life of medieval and early modern populations in continental Croatia which were once under the rule of military orders. Her principal scientific interests lie in the subfield of bioarchaeology; her work concentrates on demographic, dental and trauma analysis, paleopathology, diet reconstruction and the impact and spread of infectious diseases in various populations. In collaboration with the Institute for Anthropological Research in Zagreb she was trained to work on stable isotope analysis (nitrogen (15N) and carbon (13C)), which is the focal part of a diet reconstruction. She has participated on a multitude of systematic and rescue archaeological excavations of medieval and early modern churches and accompanying cemeteries. Apart from the Institute for Archaeology, she collaborated with a number of other archaeological institutions in the country, primarily with the Croatian Conservation Institute and the Anthropological centre of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.