Mario Gavranovic

Deputy Head Dpt. of Prehistory & WANA-Archaeology

Group Leader

RG »Urnfield Culture Networks«


Telephone: +43 1 51581-6139

Location: Georg-Coch-Platz 2 | 1010 Vienna

Biographical sketch

Studied Prehistoric Archaeology, Ethnology and Eastern European History at the Free University in Berlin (1997-2004). 2004-2005 research assistant at the Institute for Prehistoric Archaeology at the Free University of Berlin. 2006-2009 Junior researcher support of the Federal State of Berlin for doctoral students, PhD 2010. 2011-2012 Collaboration on research projects in Germany and Southeast Europe. 2013-2014 Staff member of the Landesmuseum Brandenburg, coordination of exhibition projects. 2015 JESH Programme of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. 2015-2017 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship of the European Commission at the Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences with the project »Burial«. From 2017 deputy director of the long-term research project of the ÖAW »Urnfield Culture Networks« (UCN). Since February 2018 Deputy Director of OREA and Head of UCN.

    Research Projects

    Research interests

    • Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age in Central and South-Eastern Europe, Chronology and Typology
    • Burial rites and social dimensions of the graves
    • Resource use and environmental impact on prehistoric societies
    • Social organisation and comparative ethnological studies
    • Public perception of archaeology



    Journal Publication (13)

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    Contribution in Collection (6)

    Editorship (2)

    Book or Essay review (1)