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Mirjana Roksandic

Mirjana Roksandic Title: Faculty Member, Coordinator Bioanthropology
Phone: 204.786.9927
Office: 6L35
Building: Lockhart Hall
Email: m.roksandic@uwinnipeg.ca


Mirjana Roksandic is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology and coordinator of the interdisciplinary program in Bioanthropology at The University of Winnipeg and graduate faculty at the University of Manitoba. Her main research topics include Pleistocene hominin evolution in Europe and in particular Eastern Mediterranean 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, and the other in Cuba and Nicaragua where she is working on questions of mortuary practice and ritual continuity in the Caribbean. She is interested in when, how, and why humans have moved across continents and vast expanses of lands and sea in the context of adaptation to climatic fluctuations and social pressures. Prof. Roksandic is a recipient of NSERC and SSHRC grants, and the recipient of the Nellie McClung Foundation Manitoba Women Trailblazer Award. 

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ANTH-2304 (3) Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
ANTH-3308 (3) Human Evolution
ANTH-4308 (3) Human Evolution
ANTH-4311 (3) Human Paleopathology
ANTH-4230 (6) International Field School

BANT-2304 (3) Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
BANT-3308 (3) Human Evolution
BANT-4308 (3) Human Evolution
BANT-4311 (3) Human Paleopathology
BANT-4230 (6) International Field School


Roksandic M (2021) Huesos esenciales y cuerpos efímeros: reflexiones sobre arqueología mortuoria / Essential bones and ephemeral bodies: musings on mortuary archaeology. In UM González Herrera,  D Morales Valdés, R Fernández Ortega, I Hernández de la Oliva, S, Leal Soler, N Gutiérrez Peña, Yadira Chinique de Armas: Compendio de sitios arqueológicos aborígenes con presencia de restos humanos en Cuba. Aspha Ediciones, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pp 11-42 (in Spanishj and in English) .

Amorós G., J.S.Carrión, J.Ochando, HOMOSCAPE Project Members (Fernández-Peris J, Fernández S, Sánchez-Giner MV, Fernández-Díaz, Haber-Uriarte M, Chaín C, Blasco, R, Rosell J, Sañudo P, Finlayson C, Spikins P, Zollikofer C, Ponce de León M Munuera M, Scott L, Stewart J, Roksandic M, Hajdas I, de la Peña P,Mihailovic D, Arribas A, (2021) Paleoecology and paleoart: Landscapes of the Middle Pleistocene Neanderthals in Bolomor Cave, eastern Iberia. Quaternary Science Review 256, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106826

Chinique de Armas Y., González Herrera U.M., Buhay W.M., Yero Masdeu J.M., Burchell M., Crann C.,  Viera Sanfiel L.M., Grau González-Quevedo E.R., Hernández Godoy S.T., Roksandic M. (2020) Chronology of the archaeological site of Playa del Mango, Rio Cauto, Granma, Cuba. Radiocarbon, 62 (5): 1221-1236.

Naegele K, Posth C, Iraeta Orbegozo M, Chinique de Armas Y, Hernández Godoy ST, González Herrera UM, Nieves-Colón MA, Sandoval-Velasco M, Mylopotamitaki D, Radzeviciute R, Laffoon J, Pestle WJ, Ramos-Madrigal J, Lamnidis TC, Schaffer WC, Carr RS, Day JS, Arredondo Antúnez, C, Rangel Rivero A, Martínez-Fuentes A, Crespo-Torres E, Roksandic I, Stone AC, Lalueza-Fox C, Hoogland M, Roksandic M, Hofman CL, Krause J, Schroeder H (2020) Genomic insights into the early peopling of the Caribbean, Science DOI: 10.1126/science.aba8697

Lindal J, Radovic P, Miahilovic D, Roksandic M (2020) Postcranial hominin remains from the Late Pleistocene of Pešturina Cave (Serbia). Quaternary International 542, 9-14.

Radović P, Lindal J, Marković Z, Alaburić S, Roksandic M (2019) First record of a fossil monkey (Primates, Cercopithecidae) from the Late Pliocene of Serbia, Journal of Human Evolution, 137 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2019.102681

González Herrera UM, Rodríguez Suárez R, Reyes Serrano I, Yero Masdeu JM, Chinique de Armas Y, Roksandic M. (2019). Discos líticoshoradados en contextos arqueológicos aborígenes de Cuba. Aproximación a su función social desde la etnografía y la arqueología. Ciencia Y Sociedad, 44(4), 7-23. https://doi.org/10.22206/cys.2019.v44i4.pp7-23.

Radović P, Lindal J, Mihailović D, Roksandic M (2019) The first Neanderthal specimen from Serbia: Hominin material from the Upper Pleistocene strata of Pešturina cave. Journal of Human Evolution 131: 139-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2019.03.018

Roksandic I, Roksandic M. (2019) Peopling of the Caribbean. In: K. Harvati, G. Jäger and H.  Reyes-Centeno Eds. New Perspectives on the Peopling of the Americas. Kerns Verlag Tübingen, 199-223.

Chinique de Armas Y, Rodriguez Suarez R, Buhay WM, Roksandic M. (2019) Subsistence strategies and food consumption patterns of Archaic Age populations from Cuba: From traditional perspectives to current analytical results. In: CL Hofman and AT Antczak Eds.  Early Settlers of the Insular Caribbean: Dearchaizing the Archaic. Sidestone Press Leiden, 107-120.

Chinique de Armas Y., Roksandic M. (2019) Assessing the biological and cultural diversity of Archaic populations from Western Cuba. Bioarchaeology in Latin America. In: D Ubelaker, SE Colantonio, Eds. Biological Anthropology of Latin America Historical Development and Recent Advances. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, No. 51. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Scholarly Press, 161-171. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.11365715

Roksandic M, Buhay WM, Byers D, Lechado Rios L, Duncan HJC, Roksandic I (2018). The earliest dated burial from the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua: Angi shell-matrix site, community of Monkey Point. Antiquity 92 (366):1478-1491. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2018.142

Roksandic M, Radović P, Lindal J (2018). Revising the hypodigm of Homo heidelbergensis, a view from the Eastern Mediterranean. Quaternary International, 466: 66-81.

Chinique de Armas Y, Roksandic M. (2019) Assessing the Biological and Cultural Diversity of Archaic Age Populations from Western Cuba.  In: D Ubelaker, SE Colantonio, Eds. Biological Anthropology of Latin America Historical Development and Recent Advances. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, No. 51. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Scholarly Press.

Smith D, Chinique de Armas Y, Rodríguez Suárez R, Buhay WM, Roksandic I, Peros M, Roksandic M (2018) 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, 98-112.

Roksandic 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.