Short CV/Education and training

Current positions

  • Since 2012
    Associate Professor, Department for Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • Since 2011
    Affiliated Professor, Institute for Demography, Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade, Serbia


  • 2001 – 2006
    PhD Anthropology, University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • 1997 – 2000
    MSc Anthropology, University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • 1990 – 1995
    BA (MA equivalent) Archaeology, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Selected publications

  • Stefanović, S., Porčić, M. 2013. Between-group Differences in the Patterning of Musculo-skeletal Stress Markers: Avoiding Confounding Factors by Focusing on Qualitative Aspects of Physical Activity. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 23: 94-105.

  • Stefanović, S. 2012. Syphilis controversy: treponemal infection in European prehistory (in Serbian). Belgrade: Faculty of Philosophy.

  • Pinhasi, R., Stefanović, S., Papathanasiou, A., & Stock, J.T. 2011. Variability in long bone growth patterns and limb proportions within and among Mesolithic and Neolithic populations from southeast Europe. In Pinhasi, R., & Stock, J.T. eds. Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture.Wiley-Liss. p. 177-202.

  • Nehlich, O. Borić, D., Stefanović, S., Richards, M. 2010. Sulphur isotope evidence for freshwater fish consumption: a case study from the Danube Gorges, SE Europe. Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 1131-1139.

  • Porčić, M., Stefanović, S. 2009. Physical activity and social status in Early Bronze Age society: The Mokrin necropolis. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 28: 259-273.

  • Stefanović, S. 2008. Labour, gender and status in the Bronze Age: skeletal evidence of physical activities from the Mokrin necropolis (in Serbian). Belgrade: Faculty of Philosophy.

  • Stefanović, S., Borić, D. 2008. The newborn infant burials from Lepenski Vir: In pursuit of contextual meanings, in C. Bonsall et al. (eds.) The Iron Gates in Prehistory: New perspectives (BAR Int. Ser.1893): pp. 131-169. Oxford: Archaeopress.

  • Stefanović, S. 2008. Late Neolithic Boys at the Gomolava Cemetery (Serbia). In Babies Reborn: Infant/child burials in pre- and protohistory, ed. By K. Bacvarov. B.A.R. International Series, Oxford.

  • Stefanović, S. 2006. The Domestication of human birth. Documenta Praehistorica XXXIII: 574-581.

  • Borić, D., Stefanović, S. 2004. Birth and death: infant burials from Vlasac and Lepenski Vir. Antiquity 78:582-601.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • BIRTH: Births, mothers and babies: prehistoric fertility in the Balkans between 10000-5000 BC (European Research Council Starting grant; project ID 640557; Principle investigator). The BIRTH project will investigate the key biological and cultural mechanisms affecting fertility rates resulting the Neolithic Demogaphic Transition, the major demographic shift in human evolution. BIRTH integrate skeletal markers with micro-nutritional and macro-scaled cultural effects on fertility rates during the Early-Middle Holocene (10000-5000 BC) in the Central Balkansv 2015 – 2020

  • BEAN: Bridging the European and Anatolian Neolithic: Demography, migration, and lifestyle at the advent of civilisation (ITN Marie Curie Framework 7; project ID 289966; Principle investigator of Serbian team), 2012 – 2015

  • Bioarchaeology of Ancient Europe: people, animals and plants in the prehistory of Serbia (project ID III47001, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological development, Republic of Serbia; Principle Investigator), 2011 – 2015

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Head of the Laboratory for Bioarchaeology, Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, Serbia, since 2011

  • Member of UISPP (International Union for prehistoric and protohistoric sciences) Scientific Commission-Holocene hunter gatherers in southern Europe and the Mediterranean basin, since 2013

  • President of the University Foundation Veselin Lučić, the funding body for the award for best scientific achievement at the University of Belgrade, 2012 – 2015

  • Cultural heritage consultant for the Council of Europe and one of the authors of Serbian Heritage Assessment Report (HAR), 2012

  • Cultural heritage consultant for Rio Tinto in Serbia, 2008 – 2010

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Cultural Heritage and Rural Development; Archaeology as a teaching tool in primary schools

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Mother of Andrija


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