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Ivana Radovanović

Social and Behavioral Sciences - Anthropology
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Fraser Hall, 616
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Teaching Interests

  • Archaeology
  • Prehistory
  • ANTH 310 Fundamentals of Archaeology
  • ANTH 317 Prehistory of Europe
  • ANTH/HA 315 Prehistory of Art
  • ANTH 511 Archaeology of Inequality
  • ANTH 605 Mortuary Practices in the Archaeological Record.


Research Interests

  • Middle Palaeolithic
  • Upper Palaeolithic
  • Mesolithic
  • Early Neolithic


Member of the Sabbatical Committee AY 2019/20 CLAS. Member of the Undergraduate Committee (department) AY 2019/20

Member of the Graduate Committee (department) AY 2017/18; 2018/19

Chair of the Faculty Senate Research Committee AY 2017/18

Selected Publications

Bonsall, C., G. Cook, C. Pickard, K. McSweeney, K. Sayle, L. Bartosiewicz, I. Radovanović, T. Higham , A. Soficaru, and A. Boroneant. “Food for Thought: Re-Assessing Mesolithic Diets in the Iron Gates.” Journal Articles. Radiocarbon 57, no. 4 (August 2015). https://doi.org/10.2458/azu_rc.57.18440.
Radovanovic, Ivana, Rolfe Mandel, and Dusan Mihailovic. “Mesolithic Settlement in the Iron Gates Region: Integrating Current Archaeological and Geoarchaeological Evidence.” Book Chapters. In Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Research in the Central Balkans, edited by Dušan Mihailović, 139–51. Belgrade: Serbian Archaeological Society, 2014.
Bonsall, C., I. Radovanović, M. Roksandic, G. T. Cook, T. Higham, and C. Pickard. “Dating Burial Practices and Architecture at Lepenski Vir.” Book Chapters. In The Iron Gates in Prehistory: New Perspectives, edited by C. Bonsall, V. Boroneant, and I. Radovanović, 175–98. Oxford: ArchaeoPress, 2008.
Bonsall, Clive, Boroneant Vasile, and Ivana Radovanović, eds. The Iron Gates in Prehistory : New Perspectives. Books. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2008. http://lccn.loc.gov/2009358963.
Radovanović, Ivana. “Further Notes on Mesolithic-Neolithic Contacts in the Iron Gates Region and the Central Balkans.” Journal Articles. Documenta Praehistorica 33 (2006): 107–24. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/442953656.
Bonsall, C., G. T. Cook, R. E.M. Hedges, T. F.G. Higham, C. Pickard, and I. Radovanović. “Radiocarbon and Stable Isotope Evidence of Dietary Change from the Mesolithic to the Middle Ages in the Iron Gates: New Results from Lepenski Vir.” Journal Articles. Radiocarbon 46, no. 1 (2004): 293–300. http://apps.webofknowledge.com/InboundService.do?SID=4AAdPX4yc1oQVe4KnvI....
Garašanin, Milutin, and Ivana Radovanović. “A Pot in House 54 at Lepenski Vir I.” Journal Articles. Antiquity 75 (2001): 118–25. http://apps.webofknowledge.com/InboundService.do?SID=4AAdPX4yc1oQVe4KnvI....
Radovanović, Ivana. “Houses and Burials at Lepenski Vir.” Journal Articles. European Journal of Archaeology 3, no. 3 (2000): 331–50.
Radovanović, Ivana. “Neither Person nor Beast – Dogs in the Burial Practice in the Iron Gates Mesolithic.” Journal Articles. Documenta Praehisorica XXVI (1999): 71–87. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/755101312.
Radovanović, Ivana, and Barbara Voytek. “Hunters, Fishers or Farmers: Sedentism, Subsistence and Social Complexity in the Djerdap Mesolithic.” Journal Articles. Edited by Annelou van Gjin and Marek Zvelebil. Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 29 (1997): 17–29.
Radovanović, Ivana. “The Culture of Lepenski Vir: A Contribution to the Interpretation of Its Ideological Aspects.” Book Chapters. In Antidoron Dragoslavo Srejovic Completis LXV Annis Ad Amicis, Collegis, Discipulis Oblatum, edited by M. Lazić, 87–93. Belgrade: Center for Archaeological Research, 1997.
Radovanović, Ivana. “Mesolithic-Neolithic Contacts: A Case of the Iron Gates Region.” Journal Articles. Poročila Za Raziskovanje Paleolitika, Neolitika in Eneolitika (Review of Paleolithic, Neolithic, and Eneolithic in Slovenia) XXIII (1996): 39–48. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/444168803.
Radovanović, Ivana. The Iron Gates Mesolithic. Books. Vol. 11. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996. http://lccn.loc.gov/96049023.
Radovanović, Ivana. “A Review of Formal Disposal Areas in the Mesolithic of Europe.” Journal Articles. Starinar XLIII–XLIV (1994): 93–102.
Kozłowski, J. K., and S. K. Kozłowski. Meso- and Neolithic Sequence from the Odmut Cave, Montenegro. Books. Edited by I. Radovanović. Warszawa: Wydwnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 1994. http://lccn.loc.gov/99179961.
Radovanović, I., M. Kaczanowska, J. K. Kozłowski, M. Pawlikowski, and B. Voytek. The Chipped Stone Industry from Vinča: Excavations 1929-1934. Books. Belgrade: Centre for Archaeological Research, 1984. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/455872602.
Radovanovic, Ivana. Padina - Ranoholocenska Kremena Industrija Sa Lokaliteta Padina u Djerdapu [Padina - Early Holocene Chipped Stone Industry from the Site of Padina in the Iron Gates]. Books. Beograd, 1981. http://lccn.loc.gov/82204790.

Selected Presentations

Radovanović, I. (12/31/2015). Correlating climate change and archaeological record in the Iron Gates Mesolithic. 80th SAA Meeting Session; Human Adaptations to Terminal Pleistocene/Early Holocene Environmental Change. San Francisco CA. http://www.saa.org/Portals/0/SAA/Meetings/2015%20Abstracts/Q-S.pdf
Radovanovic, I., Mandel, R., & Mihailovic, D. (4/26/2014). Mesolithic settlement in the Iron Gates region: integrating current archaeological and geoarchaeological evidence. SAA 79th Meeting. Austin, TX
Bonsall, C., & Radovanovic, I. (4/30/2011). Distinguishing between freshwater- and terrestrial-based diets? The case of the Iron Gates Mesolithic. 76th Annual SAA Meeting. Sacramento, CA
Radovanović, I. (4/30/2007). Early and Middle Holocene small-scale societies research in the Balkans: the case of Lepenski Vir. SAA 72nd Meeting. Austin, TX
Radovanović, I. (11/30/2006). Further notes on Mesolithic-Neolithic contacts in the Iron Gates Region and the Central Balkans. 13th Neolithic Seminar. University of Ljubljana
Radovanović, I. (12/31/2004). Archaeological Research Facility, University of California. Berkeley
Radovanović, I. (12/31/2002). CREES. University of Kansas
Radovanović, I. (12/31/2001). Department of Archaeology Research Seminar. The University of Durham
Radovanović, I. (12/31/2001). PALMS research seminar. The University of Durham
Radovanović, I. (12/31/2000). Mesolithic International Conference, University of Edinburgh
Radovanović, I. (12/31/2000). The Prehistoric Society and the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle
Radovanović, I. (12/31/2000). 7th Neolithic Seminar. University of Ljubljana
Radovanović, I. (12/31/2000). Research Seminar. University of Sheffield
Radovanović, I. (12/31/2000). Research Seminar at the McDonald Institute. University of Cambridge
Radovanović, I. (12/31/1999). 6th Neolithic Seminar. University of Ljubljana
Radovanović, I. (12/31/1999). Research seminar. University of Cardiff
Radovanović, I. (12/31/1999). Research seminar. University of Reading
Radovanović, I. (12/31/1999). Research seminar at the Department of Archaeology. University of Durham
Radovanović, I. (12/31/1995). Commission XII. V Congress UISPP. Grenoble

Selected Grants

Settlement and riparian/inland interaction in the Iron Gates Mesolithic. University of Kansas. $11236.00. Submitted 1/15/2014 (7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015). State of Kansas. Status: Funded
University of Kansas travel award. International Program. $1000.00. (6/1/2015 - 6/10/2015). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
The Hall Center for Humanities Revise and Resubmit Incentive Award. The University of Kansas. Submitted 5/1/2012 (7/15/2012 - 8/15/2012). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
General Research Fund Award. The University of Kansas. Submitted 1/15/2011 (7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Archaeology Program Award. National Science Foundation. (4/1/2011 - 4/30/2012). Foundation. Status: Funded
Development of Web Based/Long Distance Learning Course Award. The University of Kansas. (8/31/2008). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
General Research Fund Award. The University of Kansas. (6/1/2005 - 7/15/2005). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
The Hall Center for Humanities Fellowship. The University of Kansas. (8/1/2004 - 12/31/2004). Status: Funded
General Research Fund Award. The University of Kansas. (12/31/2003). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
The Leverhulme Grant for Visiting Professors from Abroad at the Department of Archaeology. University of Durham, UK. (4/1/2000 - 4/15/2001). Foreign (company, govt, agencies, etc.). Status: Funded
Visiting Scholar Grant. The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology UCLA. (1/1/2000 - 12/31/2001). Other University. Status: Funded. (Declined)
Postdoctoral Research award. The Getty Foundation. (6/1/1999 - 4/1/2000). Foundation. Status: Funded
The British Academy Visiting Professorship Award. The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. (4/1/1999 - 5/31/1999). Other University. Status: Funded

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