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Anthropological studies

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.03.00  Humanities  Anthropology   
6.02.00  Humanities  Archaeology   

Code Science Field
S220  Social sciences  Cultural anthropology, ethnology 
H340  Humanities  Archaeology 
T181  Technological sciences  Remote sensing 
H260  Humanities  History of science 
P515  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geodesy 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (7)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  22570  PhD Nataša Gregorič Bon  Humanities  Researcher  2002 - 2003  170 
2.  15112  PhD Krištof Oštir  Geodesy  Researcher  2001 - 2003  589 
3.  15688  PhD Tomaž Podobnikar  Geodesy  Researcher  2001 - 2002  613 
4.  18930  PhD Ivan Šprajc  Archaeology  Head  2001 - 2003  495 
5.  15116  PhD Borut Telban  Anthropology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  423 
6.  20005  PhD Tatjana Veljanovski  Geodesy  Researcher  2001 - 2003  154 
7.  23512  PhD Klemen Zakšek  Geodesy  Researcher  2003  194 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  62,038 
The central aim of the research programme is the study of humans as social and cultural beings in different times and geographical regions. With the use of processual and comparative analyses we study different societies and cultures not as isolated, static, homogeneous and traditional units but as parts of a wider social, political and cultural environment in a continuous change. We seek to develop and apply new methodologies, reflect on current social theories and ground our interpretations on the material collected during our own field studies. Long-term ethnographic fieldwork is considered to be the most appropriate way for obtaining new and relevant quantitative and qualitative data. The emphasis is on detailed studies of geographically limited areas in different parts of the world, which then serve as a basis for further elaboration, comparative analysis, theoretical generalisation and incorporation of results in both Slovenian and global context. The research group's programme is adjusted to the interests of individual researchers and their particular specializations, and relies on their previous internationally recognized results in different fields. Specifically, we are focused on archaeological research on the Adriatic islands with the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing techniques, on social and cultural anthropological studies in Papua New Guinea, and on archaeological and archaeoastronomical research in Mesoamerica. We try to relate theory with practice, based on fieldwork, into an argumentative whole, and strive towards continuous critical reflection on basic analytical categories and epistemological assumptions. From this perspective the multiplicity of research themes within the programme has a particular advantage and can be theoretically and practically justified: it should be recalled that anthropological institutions around the world usually do not limit their research to just one or two geographical regions. Individual researchers, regardless of their different thematic orientations, are interrelated through their interdisciplinary (and even multidisciplinary) approach, as the activity of every researcher transcends the narrow margins of a single scientific field. The programme may be additionally sustained by the fact that the above-mentioned thematic fields are not the subject of research at any other scientific institution in Slovenia and thus, in spite of their national and international relevance, cannot be included in any other, already existing research programme.
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