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Mirjana Roksandic (PhD Simon Fraser University) is a biological anthropologist whose main research topics include Pleistocene hominin evolution in Europe and mortuary ritual among sedentary and semi-sedentary archaeological hunter-gatherers. She has two active international projects: one in Serbia focusing on hominins excavated in Paleolithic caves (Eastern Mediterranean Area (EMA) in the Pleistocene: the source population for hominin demographic dispersals into Europe), and the other in Cuba (Characterising diversity of early peoples in Cuba) where she is working on questions of mortuary practice and ritual continuity. Her research is informed by evolutionary anthropology, life history theory and hunter-gatherer studies. She is concurrently funded by consecutive SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) and NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) grants.

Edited Books
2016K Havarti, Roksandic M Eds (2016) Paleoanthropology of the Balkans and Anatolia: Human occupation and its context. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. Dordrecht: Springer.
2014M Roksandic, SMF Mendonca de Souza, S Eggers, M Burchell, D Klokler, Eds (2014) The Cultural Dynamics of Shell-Matrix Sites. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
Journal articles
In pressRoksandic M, Radović P, Lindal Joshua (in press).. Quaternary International. Published online https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.10.013
2017Chinique de Armas Y, Roksandic M, Nikitović D, Rodríguez Suárez R, Smith DG, García Jordá D, Buhay WM (2017). Isotopic reconstruction of the weaning process in the archaeological population of Canímar Abajo, Cuba: A Bayesian probabilities mixing models approach. Accepted PLoS One 12 (5): e0176065.
2016Roksandic M, Alarie K, Rodriguez Suarez R, Huebner E, Roksandic I (2016) Not of African descent: Dental modifications among indigenous people at Canímar Abajo, Cuba. PLoS One 11(4): e0153536. doi:10.137, April 12, 2016.
Skinner MM, De Vries D, Gunz P, Hublin J-J, Klassen RP, Roksandic M (2016) A dental perspective on the taxonomic affinity of the Balanica mandible (BH-1). Journal of Human Evolution 93: 63-81.
2015Roksandic M, Buhay WM, Chinique de Armas Y, Rodríguez Suárez R, Peros MC, Roksandic I, Mowat S, Vieira LM, Arredondo C, Martinez Fuentes A, Smith DG (2015) Radiocarbon and stratigraphic chronology at Canímar Abajo, Matanzas, Cuba. Radiocarbon 57(5): 755-763.
Bonsall C, Vasić R, Boroneanț A, Roksandic M, Soficaru A, McSweeney K, Ülle E, Aguraiuja A, Pickard C, Dimitrijević V, Higham T, Hamilton D, Cook G. (2015) New AMS 14C Dates for Human Remains from Stone Age Sites in the Iron Gates Reach of the Danube, Southeast Europe. Radiocarbon 57 (1): 33-46.
Chinique de Armas Y, Buhay WM, Rodríguez Suárez R, Bestel S, Smith DG, Mowat SD, Roksandic M (2015) Starch analysis and isotopic evidence of consumption of cultigens among fisher–gatherers in Cuba: the archaeological site of Canímar Abajo, Matanzas, Journal of Archaeological Science 58: 121-132.
2014Chinique de Armas Y, Buhay, WM, Rodriguez Suarez R, Roksandic M (2014) Relación entre el proceso de ablactación y la mortalidad infantile de los indiciduos subadultos del sitio arqueológico Canímar Abajo, Matanzas, Cuba. Cuba Arqueológica VI (2): 27-36.
Radović, P, Lindal J, Roksandic M. (2014) A re-examination of the human fossil specimen from Bački Petrovac (Serbia). HOMO Journal of Comparative Human Biology 65 (4): 281-295
Book Chapters
AcceptedChinique de Armas Y, Rodriguez Suarez R, Buhay WM, Roksandic M. (Accepted) Subsistence strategies and food consumption patterns of “Archaic” populations from Cuba: From traditional perspectives to current analytical results. In: CL Hofman and AT Antczak Eds. New Insights into the Archaic of the Circum-Caribbean. University of Alabama Press.
Smith D, Chinique de Armas Y, Rodríguez Suárez R, Buhay WM, Roksandic I, Peros M, Roksandic M (Accepted) Crossing the subsistence divide: The case of Canímar Abajo and the contemporaneous sites in Cuba and the Caribbean. In: B Reid Ed. The archaeology of Caribbean and circum-Caribbean farmers (5000 BC - AD 1500). Routledge.
Chinique de Armas Y., Roksandic M. (Accepted) Assessing the biological and cultural diversity of Archaic populations from Western Cuba. Bioarchaeology in Latin America. In: D Ubelaker, S Colantonio, Eds. Bioanthropology in Latin America and the Caribbean. Smithsonian Institution.
2016Roksandic M (2016) The role of the Central Balkans in the peopling of Europe: Paleoanthropological evidence. In K Harvati and M Roksandic Eds. Paleoanthropology of the Balkans and Anatolia: Human occupation and its context. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. Dordrecht: Springer. pp. 15-35.
Harvati K, Roksandic M (2016) Preface. In K Harvati and M Roksandic Eds. Paleoanthropology of the Balkans and Anatolia: Human occupation and its context. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. Dordrecht: Springer. pp. v-vii.
Harvati K, Roksandic M (2016) Oase mandible and the hominin fossil record of Romania. In K Harvati and M Roksandic Eds. Paleoanthropology of the Balkans and Anatolia: Human occupation and its context. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. Dordrecht: Springer. pp. 51-68.
Roksandic M (2016) Sedentism and mobility patterns at Canímar Abajo cemetery, Matanzas, Cuba: Paleodemographic evidence. In I Roksandic, Ed. Cuban Archaeology in the Caribbean, University Press of Florida, pp. 70-82.
Chinique de Armas Y, Roksandic M, Rodríguez Suárez R, Smith DG, Buhay WM (2016) Isotopic evidence of variations in subsistence strategies and food consumption pattern among “fisher-gatherer” populations from Western Cuba. In I Roksandic, Ed. Cuban Archaeology in the Caribbean, University Press of Florida. pp. 125-146.
Alarie K, Roksandic M (2016) A Pre-Columbian dental modification complex at the site of Canímar Abajo, Matanzas, Cuba. In I Roksandic, Ed. Cuban Archaeology in the Caribbean, University Press of Florida. pp. 106-124.
2014Roksandic M, Radović P, Alex BA, Pavić S, Paunović M, Marković Z (2014) Looking for hominins in Museum drawers - possible Upper Pleistocene specimens from Serbia: morphological descriptions and radiocarbon dating. In D Mihailovic Ed. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Research in the Central Balkans. SAD, Belgrade, Pp. 7-20.
Roksandic M, Mendonca de Souza SMF, Eggers S, Burchell M, Klokler D (2014) Introduction. In M Roksandic, SMF Mendonca de Souza, S Eggers, M Burchell, D Klokler, Eds. The Cultural Dynamics of Shell-Matrix Sites. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. Pp: xiii-xv.
Roksandic M, Jackes M (2014) The skeletal assemblage and burial ritual at the site of Cabeço da Amoreira: The 1960s excavations by Veiga Fereira and Roche. In M Roksandic, SMF Mendonca de Souza, S Eggers, M Burchell, D Klokler, Eds. The Cultural Dynamics of Shell-Matrix Sites. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. Pp. 113-130.
Jackes M, Alvim P, Analecto J, Roksandic M (2014) New photographic evidence on the 1954 excavations at Moita do Sebastião. In M Roksandic, SMF Mendonca de Souza, S Eggers, M Burchell, D Klokler, Eds. The Cultural Dynamics of Shell-Matrix Sites. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. Pp: 131-149.
 

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