Sabina Cveček, MA
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow
RG »Prehistoric Phenomena«
Telephone: +1 872 258 6800
Location: Dominikanerbastei 16 | 1010 Vienna
Sabina Cveček is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow, based at the Field Museum in Chicago and the Austrian Archaeological Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. Sabina is a socio-cultural anthropologist specializing in the interpretation of non-state social organization in eastern Mediterranean prehistory through interdisciplinary perspectives. Her MSCA project entitled »X-KIN: Exploring patterns of prehistoric kinship from socio-cultural anthropological perspectives« addresses questions of i) how can the material structures such as settlements, buildings, artifacts, and biological markers be read as ‘material codes’ of prehistoric kinship and ii) how can ethnographic reports exemplify rather than verify variability in kinship during prehistory.
In addition to her PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of Vienna (2021), Austria, Sabina also holds an MA in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of Vienna, and a BA in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Sabina has worked alongside prehistoric archaeologists in the field (Greece, Turkey) since 2016. After joining the Prehistoric Phenomena research group at the Austrian Archaeological Institute in 2021, she published her PhD results in a book entitled “Çukuriçi Höyük 4: Household Economics in the Early Bronze Age Aegean” (Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2022).
Her PhD thesis was awarded with the sowi:doc Award 2021 from the University of Vienna. Sabina also received the City of Vienna 2023 Promotion Award in the category of Humanities, Social Sciences, Cultural Studies and Law. Sabina was also an ATHENS fellow at the Austrian Archaeological Institute in Athens (2021), an IFK_Junior Fellow at Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (International Research Center for Cultural Studies) in Vienna, Austria (2020/2021), and a visiting researcher at The International Max Planck Research School for the Anthropology, Archaeology, and History of Eurasia at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale (2019).
Sabina is an elected Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and a co-chair of the Archaeology and Gender in Europe (AGE) network of the European Association of Archaeologists (2023-2026).
- Interdisciplinary approaches towards studying non-state societies
- Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean
- household archaeology and social organization
- socio-political models and kinship practices in non-state societies
- exchange networks and subsistence
Journal Publication (4)
Sabina, Cvecek (2023) No place like home for metalworkers: Household-based metal production at Early Bronze Age Çukuriçi Höyük and beyond. History and Anthropology, Bd. 34, S. 24.
Cveček, Sabina; Schwall, Christoph (2022) Ghost Children: Delayed Personhood and Culturespecific Models of Infancy in Western Anatolia. Praehistorische Zeitschrift, Bd. 97 (2), S. 544–570.
Cveček, Sabina (2021) Metalworking as a household activity at the Early Bronze Age site of Çukuriçi Höyük. IFK_Now, S. 6–7.
Cveček, Sabina Throwing their weights around? Anthropological perspectives on commodity and gift exchange at the dawn of the Early Bronze Age in Western Anatolia. Egypt and the Levant (30), S. 283-300.
Cveček, Sabina (2022) Çukuriçi Höyük 4. Household Economics in the Early Bronze Age Aegean. In Reihe: Oriental and European Archaeology 25, hrsg. v. Horejs, Barbara; Wien: Verlag der ÖAW (324 Seiten).
Conference Contribution: Publication in Proceedings (1)
Cveček, Sabina; Emra, Stephanie (2021) Rhythms of seasonal taskscapes at Early Bronze Age Çukuriçi Höyük. In: Rom, I.; Turner, D.; Filioglou, D.; Slim, F.; Beld, Y. van den (Hrsg.) (Breaking Boundaries: Connecting the Aegean Bronze Age, Proceedings of the 3rd Scapecon conference) In Reihe: TMA Supplement 2. The Tijdschrift voor Mediterrane Archeologie (Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology), S. 42-49.
Contribution in Collection (1)
Cveček, Sabina; Horejs, Barbara (2021) A view from Çukuriçi: Multiple, co-existing models of socio-political organisation in Early Bronze Age western Anatolia. In: Akkaş, I.; Karakoç, M. (Hrsg.), Anadolu’da Ethnoarkeoloji Araştırmaları (Prehistorik Dönem’den Günümüze Kadar). Ethnoarchaeological Research in Anatolia (From the Prehistoric Period to the Present); Istanbul: Duruk Publishing, S. 466–496.
Cveček, Sabina (2021) Households at the dawn of the Bronze Age: Anthropological contextualizations of local social organization within the Aegean basin. Doktorarbeit, Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie, Universität Wien, Wien.
Book or Essay review (1)
Cveček, Sabina (2018) Review of Antweiler, C. Our common denominator: human universals revisited. Journal of Social Anthropology 26 (2), S. 269-270.
Other Publication (2)
Cveček, Sabina (2021) Štúdio svet, Slovakian National Radio, Studio World radio reportage and a podcast.
Cveček, Sabina (2021) Magische Schmiedekunst: Die Rolle der Frauen – Magic forging: the role of women. ORF-Science.