Mirjana Roksandic

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Mirjana Roksandic


  • Anthropology
  • Europe
  • Evolution
  • South America
Areas of Expertise:
  • Archaeology of Europe
  • Archaeology of the Circum-Caribbean
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Biological Anthropology of Aging
  • Early Peopling of the Caribbean
  • Human Biological Evolution
  • Paleoanthropology of Europe
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • French
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

Dr. Mirjana Roksandic 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. Roksandic obtained her PhD from Simon Fraser University.

She has two active international projects: the first is in Serbia focusing on hominins excavated in Paleolithic caves, and the other in Cuba where she is working on questions of mortuary practice and ritual continuity.

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New study traces evolution of hepatitis B virus from prehistory to present

Dr. Mirjana Roksandic, Dr. Yadira Chinique De Armas, and Dr. Ivan Roksandic – all members of UWinnipeg's Caribbean Research Institute – are part of...

Over a million dollars in research for UWinnipeg faculty

UWinnipeg received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that totals $1,220,535 in Insight Grants. The...

Research points to surprising evolutionary history of oral bacteria

University of Winnipeg professor Dr. Mirjana Roksandic's analysis of the upper molar of the first Neanderthal to be discovered in Serbia has...

UWinnipeg recognizes inspirational leaders on International Women’s Day

In recognition of International Women’s Day, The University of Winnipeg is highlighting the work of four women leaders, researchers, and community...