Bridging the European and Anatolian Neolithic
Bridging the European
and Anatolian Neolithic
Demography, migration, and lifestyle
at the advent of civilisation

Bogdana Milić

Lithics and raw materials as source for mobility and migration in Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods: a case study from western Anatolia


Bogdana Milić received her Bachelor and Research Master degree in Prehistoric and Near Eastern archaeology from Belgrade University, and carried out additional studies in Anatolian Prehistory at the Institute for Pre- and Proto History and  Near Eastern Archaeology in Heidelberg.  


She is working with Professor Necmi Karul on lithics and raw materials at Istanbul University, as well as the quest researcher at the BEAN partner institution - Austrian Archaeological Institute (ÖAI) in Vienna, under supervision of Dr. Barbara Horejs. Bogdana’s main research is based on the provenience of obsidian, flint and other knappable materials from the prehistoric sites in Western Anatolia, with a focal point on Çukuriçi Höyük in the region of ancient Ephesus.

Her broader academic interests include the  evaluation of different raw material circulation patterns and the determination of possible technological influences between the regions of Anatolia, Aegean and the Balkans in order to define the wider networks of exchange in prehistory. 

Istanbul University