Marija Ljustina
Faculty of Philosophy

Marija Ljuština holds a Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degrees from the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, where she is permanently employed since 2000. As an Assistant Professor at the Department of Archaeology, she is engaged both in courses on later prehistory of Europe, and in individual mentorships. She was a guest lecturer at the University of Cambridge (UK), the University of Primorska in Koper (Slovenia), and the University of Rzeszów in Poland. Her research is focused on settlements and material culture of late prehistory in Southeastern Europe, as well as burial practices during the Bronze and Iron Ages. She has authored a number of papers published both in domestic and international journals, as well as within monographic publications regarding the Bronze and Iron Age of Southeastern Europe. She was a member of several research projects funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia and the international project Iron Age Female Identities in Southern Carpathian Basin FEMINE, financed by the Croatian Science Foundation. Her results are presented at international scientific conferences in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Austria, and Germany. She is a member of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISPP), Serbian Archaeological Society, and Matica srpska, and a holder of a scholarship from the Tokyo Foundation.

Selected Publications
Ljuština 2015 – M. Ljuština, Dunărea conectează: şezările din epoca de mijloc a bronzului de la Omoljica-Zlatica şi Pančevo-Najeva Ciglana vs. vecinii lor de la Vinča-Belo Brdo, Nordul Serbiei = The Danube Connects: Middle Bronze Age Settlements at Omoljica-Zlatica and Pančevo-Najeva Ciglana vs. their Neighbours from Vinča-Belo Brdo, North Serbia. Istros XXI (Brăila), 2015, 57-106.
Ljuština 2017 – M. Ljuština, Living with a View of Carpathian Basin: Vinča-Belo Brdo, Serbia, in the Middle Bronze Age, Acta Archaeologica Carpathica LII (Kraków), 2017, 39-63.
Ljuština, Dmitrović 2018 – M. Ljuština, K. Dmitrović, Balancing Traditional Values and Novelties: Middle Bronze Age Communities of Serbian Part of the Carpathian Basin and their South-western Neighbours, in: Bronze Age Connectivity in the Carpathian Basin. Proceedings of the International Colloquium from Târgu Mureş 13–15 October 2016 (eds. B. Rezi, R. E. Németh), Târgu Mureş, 2018, 87-94.
Dizdar, Ljuština 2019 – M. Dizdar, M. Ljuština, My mother was a tailor... Women from the Middle La Tène culture cemetery Zvonimirovo-Veliko polje who made the spinning threads and clothes, Arheološki vestnik 70, 2019, 49–91.
Ljuština 2019 – M. Ljuština, Amber in the Bronze Age of Serbia: Old Finds and New Discoveries, in: Contribuţii la preistoria şi istoria antică a spaţiului carpatodanubiano-pontic: In honorem professoris Ion Niculiţă natalia sua octogesima celebrantis (eds. A. Zanoci, M. Băţ), Cartdidact, Chişinău, 2019, 87-100.
Meet our team
The members of the project team are senior researchers from the Institute of Archaeology, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, and the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade.