Ivana Radovanović

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Archaeology, University of Belgrade
Primary office:
Fraser Hall
Room 616
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Research Areas: Old World Palaeolithic and Mesolithic; lithics.


Ph.D., Archaeology, University of Belgrade

M.A., Archaeology, University of Belgrade

B.A., Archaeology, University of Belgrade

Teaching Interests

  • Archaeology
  • Prehistory
  • Small-scale societies
  • Lithics
  • Symbol systems, mortuary practices, inequality.


Old World prehistory, especially SE Europe; Hunter-gatherers in anthropology and archaeology; theory of archaeology and archaeological methods.

Research Interests

  • Palaeolithic
  • Mesolithic
  • Mortuary practices
  • Lithics
  • Cultural contact
  • Migrations
  • Prehistoric art.


Member of the Graduate Commitee (department) AY 2017/18

Chair of the Faculty Senate Research Committee AY 2017/18

Selected Publications

Bonsall, C. Cook, G. Pickard, C. McSweeney, K. Sayle, K. Bartosiewicz, L. Radovanović, I. Higham, T. Soficaru, A. & Boroneant, A. (2015). Food for Thought: Re-assessing Mesolithic Diets in the Iron Gates. Radiocarbon, 57(4). DOI:10.2458/azu_rc.57.18440

Radovanovic, I. Mandel, R. & Mihailovic, D. (2014). Mesolithic settlement in the Iron Gates region: integrating current archaeological and geoarchaeological evidence. In D. Mihailović (Ed.), Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Research in the Central Balkans (pp. 139-151). Belgrade: Serbian Archaeological Society.

Bonsall, C. Radovanović, I. Roksandic, M. Cook, G. T., Higham, T. & Pickard, C. (2008). Dating Burial Practices and Architecture at Lepenski Vir. In C. Bonsall, V. Boroneant, & I. Radovanović, et al. (Eds.), The Iron Gates in Prehistory: New perspectives (pp. 175-198). Oxford: ArchaeoPress.

Bonsall, C., Vasile, B., & Radovanović, I. (Eds.). (2008). BAR International Series 1893. The Iron Gates in Prehistory : New perspectives. Oxford: Archaeopress. http://lccn.loc.gov/2009358963

Radovanović, I. (2006). Further notes on Mesolithic-Neolithic contacts in the Iron Gates Region and the Central Balkans. Documenta Praehistorica, 33, 107-124. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/442953656

Bonsall, C. Cook, G. T., Hedges, R. E., Higham, T. F., Pickard, C. & Radovanović, I. (2004). Radiocarbon and Stable Isotope Evidence of Dietary Change from the Mesolithic to the Middle Ages in the Iron Gates: new results from Lepenski Vir. Radiocarbon, 46(1), 293-300. http://apps.webofknowledge.com/InboundService.do?SID=4AAdPX4yc1oQVe4KnvI&product=WOS&UT=000223194200034&SrcApp=EndNoteWeb&DestFail=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.webofknowledge.com&action=retrieve&Init=Yes&SrcAuth=ISIResearchSoft&Func=Frame&customersID=ISIResearchSoft&IsProductCode=Yes&mode=FullRecord

Garašanin, M. & Radovanović, I. (2001). A pot in house 54 at Lepenski Vir I. Antiquity, 75, 118-25. http://apps.webofknowledge.com/InboundService.do?SID=4AAdPX4yc1oQVe4KnvI&product=WOS&UT=000167462700029&SrcApp=EndNoteWeb&DestFail=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.webofknowledge.com&action=retrieve&Init=Yes&SrcAuth=ISIResearchSoft&Func=Frame&customersID=ISIResearchSoft&IsProductCode=Yes&mode=FullRecord

Radovanović, I. (2000). Houses and burials at Lepenski Vir. European Journal of Archaeology, 3(3), 331-350.

Radovanović, I. (1999). Neither person nor beast – dogs in the burial practice in the Iron gates Mesolithic. Documenta Praehisorica, XXVI, 71-87. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/755101312

Radovanović, I. (1997). The Culture of Lepenski Vir: A Contribution to the Interpretation of its Ideological Aspects. In M. Lazić (Ed.), Antidoron Dragoslavo Srejovic completis LXV annis ad amicis, collegis, discipulis oblatum (pp. 87-93). Belgrade: Center for Archaeological Research.

Radovanović, I. & Voytek, B. (1997). Hunters, Fishers or Farmers: Sedentism, Subsistence and Social Complexity in the Djerdap Mesolithic. Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia, 29, 17-29.

Radovanović, I. (1996). International Monographs in Prehistory, Archaeological Series 11. The Iron Gates Mesolithic, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. http://lccn.loc.gov/96049023

Radovanović, I. (1996). Mesolithic-Neolithic Contacts: A Case of the Iron Gates Region. Poročila za raziskovanje paleolitika, neolitika in eneolitika (Review of Paleolithic, Neolithic, and Eneolithic in Slovenia), XXIII, 39-48. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/444168803

Kozłowski, J. K., & Kozłowski, S. K. (1994). Meso- and Neolithic Sequence from the Odmut Cave, Montenegro (I. Radovanović, Ed.). Warszawa: Wydwnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego. http://lccn.loc.gov/99179961

Radovanović, I. (1994). A Review of Formal Disposal Areas in the Mesolithic of Europe. Starinar, XLIII-XLIV, 93-102.

Radovanović, I. Kaczanowska, M. Kozłowski, J. K., Pawlikowski, M. & Voytek, B. (1984). The Chipped Stone Industry from Vinča: Excavations 1929-1934. (. & Eds.). Belgrade: Centre for Archaeological Research. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/455872602

Radovanovic, I. (1981). Padina - Ranoholocenska kremena industrija sa lokaliteta Padina u Djerdapu [Padina - Early Holocene Chipped Stone Industry from the site of Padina in the Iron Gates], Beograd. http://lccn.loc.gov/82204790

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  • Prehistory of Art
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