TamaraDogandžić is a Paleolithic archeologist with primary interests in investigatinghominin behavior during the Pleistocene trough analysis of their materialculture. Her work focuses on Neandertal adaptations and the variability of the MiddlePaleolithic lithic industries. Her dissertation examined the variation anddiachronic changes in Neandertal stone tool production patterns in the Balkans andfurther examined how the recognized trends relate to patterns observedelsewhere in Europe. As a fieldarcheologist, she has participated in numerous excavations in Serbia, France, Mongolia,Kenya. She is currently co-directing an excavation project at two cave sites inSerbia that investigates human occupations during the Middle and UpperPaleolithic and particularly the context of the population replacement duringthe Neandertal demise and the colonization of modern humans.
Middle and Upper Paleolithic of Europe, Paleolithic of the Balkans, Middle Paleolithic, lithic technology, stone tool data analysis and experimentation, taphonomy and site formation processes, archaeological survey and excavation