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: prehistoric hunter-gatherers and early food producers, lithics, material culture and belief systems, Europe, the Mediterranean


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
  • Current Archaeology
  • Prehistory of Europe
  • Mortuary Practices in the Archaeological Record

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