Mirjana Roksandic

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Mirjana Roksandic
Associate Professor


  • 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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UWinnipeg researchers collaborate on discovery of 6,000-year-old skeleton

Three University of Winnipeg professors recently published research on the oldest known burial from the Caribbean coast after the discovery of...

UWinnipeg Receives over $1 Million in SSHRC Research Grants

UWinnipeg received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that will enable $1,066,322 in a variety of...

Panel on the Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal – March 23

UWinnipeg’s Caribbean Research Institute presents a panel discussion on the impact of Nicaragua Canal on Wednesday, March 23, at 3:00 pm, Room...

Beans in the Caribbean?

Research led by UWinnipeg's Dr. Mirjana Roksandic, dated some of the remains to 1000 BC in Cuba. This indicates that the practice was much older...