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On a relatively small and in appearance geographically homogeneous territory of north-eastern Slovenia, were excavated numerous settlements, cemeteries and hoards demonstrating in the same period different material culture and different practices of ritual manipulation of items. Today are in the regional (Slovenian, Croatian, Austrian, Hungarian…) archaeological literature definitions of burial rites in the Urnfield Culture quite inaccurate and generalizing – similar as the descriptions of depositions of items in hoards.


Modern studies of Late Bronze Age brings forward the great variability of relations to items and the variability of manipulations with material culture. Consequently, will the project address questions why was in the Late Bronze Age of north-eastern Slovenia documented so much variability in material culture, the organization of landscape/space use and in the structural compositions of hoards.

The project will focus on: 

  • analyzes of cemeteries and manipulations with the ancestors and material culture in the graves,

  • spatial organization of settlements and manipulations with the material culture within buildings and sites,

  • analyses of material culture illustrating long-distance trade and mobility of individuals between societies, a question of continuity and abandonment of settlement complexes and burials on cemeteries,

  • questions regarding the adequacy of suggested and enforced cultural periodization and absolute chronologies.


CoD SoL 2018 - 2022

International projects


01. 10. 2018 – 30. 09. 2021

Tin isotope characterization

of bronze artefacts in Slovenia


Bilateral Co-operation Slovenia – United States of America

Project partner: 

The City University of New York

Brooklyn College


01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022

A troubled relation


Bilateral Co-operation Slovenia – Bosnia and Hercegovina


Project partner: 

University of Banja Luka 

Faculty of Philosophy


01. 10. 2019 – 30. 09. 2021

Social elites in the Late Bronze Age


Bilateral Co-operation Slovenia – United States of America


Project partner: 

The City University of New York

Brooklyn College


01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022

Difference in unity:

Material world of the

Late Bronze Age



Bilateral Co-operation Slovenia – Croatia

Project partner: 

The Institute of Archaeology, Zagreb

15. 12. 2019 – 14. 12. 2022


Ad hoc

Erasmus+ KA203 action – Strategic Partnership for higher education

Project partners: 

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, North Macedonia

University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia

University of Rome “Tor Vergata” Italy

NGO Artifactory, Athens, Greece

_Detalj lavlje glave sa dvostruke drske

01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2023

A modern vision of our ancient past:

collaboration between research and presentation of Archaeological heritage



Bilateral Co-operation Slovenia – Montenegro

Project partner: 

University of Donja Gorica

Faculty of Arts

28. 12. 2022

New project arrival: Cultural heritage in the network of creative industries – bilateral project Slovenia – Montenegro 

Koper, Slovenia  

08. 12. 2022

New project arrival: From Sea to Sea: Continuity and Changes between the Bronze and Iron Age on the territory between the Adriatic and the Pannonian plain

Koper, Slovenia  

12. 12. 2022

New project arrival: Osor beyond the myth - bilateral WEAVE project University

of Primorska & University of Vienna

Koper, Slovenia  

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