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

Sofija Stefanović

Testing the assumptions of the Neolithic demographic transition through direct analysis of skeletal remains

Sofija Stefanović is a physical anthropologist and assistant professor in Belgrade University's Department of Archaeology. Her research is mostly in the fields of prehistoric bioarchaeology, in particular the physical activities in Mesolithic and Neolithic, and relationship between activities and social identities in Bronze Age.

Selected Publications


Pinhasi R, Stefanović S, Papathanasiou A, Stock JT. 2011. Variability in long bone growth patterns and limb proportions within and among Mesolithic and Neolithic populations from southeast Europe. In Pinhasi R, Stock JT (eds.) Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture. Wiley-Liss, pp.177–203.

Nehlich О, Borić D, Stefanović S, Richards, M. 2010. Sulphur isotope evidence for freshwater fish consumption: a case study from the Danube Gorges, SE Europe. Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 1131–1139.

Porčić M, Stefanović S. 2009. Physical activity and social status in Early Bronze Age society: the Mokrin necropolis. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 28:259–273.

Faculty of Archaeology Laboratory for Bioarchaeology
Laboratory for Bioarchaeology, Faculty of Philosophy
Cika Ljublina Street 18-20
11000  Belgrade
University of Belgrade