Laboratory for Bioarchaeology
Address: Čika Ljubina 18-20, 11000 Beograd
Research interests: ancient DNA, kinship, paleopathology
2015 – Master degree in Archeological Material Science, Erasmus Mundus Program (ARCHMAT). Master thesis: “Ancient DNA and human genetic variability in the past: analysis of the complete mitochondrial DNA in Umbri plestini individuals by NGS technologies”.
2012 – Master degree in Molecular Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade. Master thesis: “Molecular – genetic approach in revealing the most common aneuploidy in humans”.
“Bioarheology of ancient Europe – people, animals, and plants in Serbian prehistory” (n. III 47001), Faculty of Philosophy, Laboratory of Bioarchaeology, University of Belgrade.
2021 – EvolEdge project (Evolving on the edge: assessing the genomic impact of ancient human expansions), collaboration between University of Belgrade, University of “Johannes Gutenberg” in Mainz and University of Bern.
2020 – FEMFERT, collaboration between University of Belgrade, University of Tartu and University of Barcelona.
2019 – “Population genetic inference using palaeogenomes from Mokrin Necropolis, Serbia”, DAAD project 2018 – “Kinship, Status and Social inequality in the
Early Bronze Age of Southeastern Europe: the Case of Mokrin Necropolis”, Wenner-Gren project.
2016 – BIRTH (Births, mothers and babies: prehistoric fertility in the Balkans between 10000 – 5000 BC), Faculty of Philosophy, Laboratory of Bioarchaeology, University of Belgrade.
Žegarac, A., Winkelbach, L., Blöcher, J.,
Diekmann, Y., Gavrilović, M.K., Porčić, M., Stojković, B., Milašinović, L., Schreiber, M., Wegmann, D., Veeramah, K.R., Stefanović S. and Burger. J. (2021). ‘Ancient genomes provide insights into family structure and the heredity of social status in the early Bronze Age of southeastern Europe’. Scientific reports, 11(1), pp.1-11.
Stojanović, D., Petrović, B., Krečković Gavrilović, M., Žegarac, A., Milašinović, L., Stefanović. S. (2021). ‘Hidden Gold: SEM/EDX Analysis of Jewellery from the Early Bronze Age Necropolis in Mokrin’ (in Serbian language). Proceedings from the Conference Jewellery remains NAOS 2.0, Belgrade, 24-25 October 2019.
Krečković Gavrilović, M., Žegarac, A. (2021). ‘Coevolution of humans and microrganisams: new methods in archaeology’, (in Serbian language). Serbian archeology between theory and facts VIII- Archeology and anthropocen, 27th -28th of March.
Krečković Gavrilović, M., Žegarac, A. (2020). ‘Methodology comparison for estimating biological relatedness at the EBA necropolis in Mokrin’, (in Serbian language). XLIII Annual meeting of Serbian Archeological Society, 14th– 16st of October.
Burger, J., Link, V., Blöcher, J., Schulz, A., Sell, C., Pochon, Z., Diekmann, Y., Žegarac, A., Hofmanová, Z., Winkelbach, L., Reyna – Blanco, C. S., Bieker, V., Orschiedt, J., Brinker, U., Scheu, A., Bollongino, R., Lidke, G., Stefanović, S., Jantzen, D., Kaiser, E., Terberger, T., Thomas, M.G., Veeramah, K.R., Wegmann. D. (2020). ‘Low prevalence of lactase persistence in Bronze Age Europe indicates ongoing strong selection over the last 4.000 years’. Current Biology 30, 1-9.
Žegarac, A. Winkelbach, L., Blöcher, J., Diekmann, Y., Gavrilović, M.K., Porčić, M., Stojković, B., Veeramah, K.R, Burger. J., Stefanović S. (2020). ‘Biological kinship and inheritance of social status in the Early Bronze Age: Paleogenetic analysis of the Mokrin necropolis in Serbia’. 26th EAA Virtual Annual meeting, 24th -30th of August.
Žegarac, A. (2019). ‘Ancient DNA analyses in archaeology: from archaeological excavation to laboratory analyses’, (in Serbian language). Glasnik Srpskog Arheoloskog Drustva 35: 319–335. УДК: 902.2:575 ISSN 0352-5678. Žegarac, A., Krečković, M. (2019). ‘Ancient DNA analyses of individuals from the Early Bronze Age necropolis in Mokrin (2100 – 1800 BC)’, (in Serbian language). XLII Annual meeting of Serbian Archeological Society, Negotin, Serbia, 30th of May – 1st of June.