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Prof. Dr. Mihael Budja

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Professor Mihael Budja has a BSc in Archaeology from the University of Ljubljana (1976) and a Ph.D. from the Universities of Zadar and Ljubljana (1993). His doctoral research was concerned with archaeological conceptualisation of culture, space and time. He was a teaching assistant at the Department of Archaeology between 1984 and 1994, assistant professor between 1995 and 1999, associate professor between 2000 and 2005 and, since 2006 Professor at University of Ljubljana. He headed the Department of Archaeology for six years (2000-2006). He heads the research program of the Department of archaeology, The Archaeology, and he conducts the project Ljubljansko barje - archaeological landscape in flux. He is one of the co-organiser of the project Alpine Network for Archaeological Sciences, Culture 2000, and in cooperation with Dr. Xiaohong Wu (Peking University) he conducts the project The Early dynamics in Eurasian Palaeoeconomy - The Evidences of Food Production and Food Consumption in Prehistory. He is the editor of the journal Documenta Praehistorica and a member of the editorial boards of the journals The Holocene and Antaeus. He organizes The Neolithic Seminars, international research meetings continuously since 1994.

Professor Budja´s main research interests include hunter-gatherer and farming societies, Eurasian prehistory, the origins of agriculture, the long-term population history of Europe, encompassing archaeology, genetics and cultural identity, cosmology, ritual and social structures of late Mesolithic hunter-gatherers and Neolithic farmers in Eurasia, and landscape archaeology.

Some recent publications