Doctoral Student – Assistant
She is employed at the Institute of Archaeology as an assistant /doctoral student since 2018 on the research project of the Croatian Science Foundation, Iron production along the Drava River in antiquity and the Middle Ages: creation and transfer of knowledge, technology and goods - TransFER (IP - 2016 - 06 - 5047) led by dr. sc. Tajana Sekelj Ivančan. As part of her doctoral dissertation, she studies the technology of iron production and the relationship between the influence of natural and social/socio-economic (pre)conditions on the emergence, change and evolution of iron production over time, in late antiquity and Middle Ages. She uses archaeological experiments and geoinformation systems as methods of approach as well as analytical tools and methods of natural sciences, for which she is trained through an interdisciplinary education in the scope of her doctoral studies (Division of Analytical Chemistry, Department of chemistry, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb) and specialized workshops. Her scientific interests include archaeometallurgy, landscape archaeology, and the period of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages.
She participated in several systematic and protective archaeological excavations and field surveys led by the Department of Archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb and Zadar, Archaeological Museum in Osijek and Zagreb, Institute of Archaeology and Kaducej d.o.o. She actively participates in many dissemination activities and has participated in the creation of permanent museum exhibitions as well as co-authored two exhibitions, of which she singles out Secrets of Iron. She is a member of the Center for Experimental Archaeology and CIPA Heritage Documentation (ICOMOS / ISPRS Committee for Documentation of Cultural Heritage).