Department of Archeology

The Museum of Ancient Glass in Zadar is a specialized archaeological institution focused primarily on the study and presentation of ancient glassmaking. In order to emphasize all the components of its professional and scientific work, Department of Archaeology was established alongside the Department of Ancient Glass with an aim of scientific evaluation of complete archaeological contexts in which ancient glass is found, and then also glass of other historical periods.

The Department of Archaeology conducts archaeological research and surveillance primarily in the wider Zadar region and it cooperates with a number of related institutions in presentation and popularization of the cultural heritage. One of the most important projects is research of the Liburnian Roman site of Asseria near Benkovac where important results are achieved year after year. The Department is also a partner in the research of an exceptionally important protohistoric hillfort settlement of Kopila on the island of Korčula. Excavations of monumental tombs dating from the 4th to 1st century BC have provided the biggest number of pre-Roman glass finds on the eastern Adriatic coast so far and enabled better understanding of the importance of glass for the indigenous population.

Results of the department research are presented through exhibitions, professional lectures as well as active participations in local and international scientific conferences, publications of professional and scientific papers in journals, miscellanies and monographs.

Contact:

Anamarija Eterović Borzić, senior curator

E-mail: eterovic@mas-zadar.hr

Tel: +385 23 363 842

Berislav Štefanac, PhD, senior curator

E-mail: stefanac@mas-zadar.hr

Tel: +385 23 363 844

Department of Archeology