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Ksenija Borojevic

Boston University
Department of Archaeology
675 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 345B
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 358-1649

Assistant Professor of Archaeology

Dr. Ksenija Borojevic is an archaeologist and palaeoethnobotanist. Her research interests include palaeoethnobotany, ancient diets and environments, archaeology of South and East Europe. She is engaged in a variety of archaeological projects that explore past plant-human relationships. She examines potential vegetation, different aspects of plant uses, agricultural practices, and wild plant procurement. In her research, Dr. Borojevic uses a wide range of methods, including archaeological fieldwork, laboratory analyses, and ethnohistoric research. She has worked in the archaeobotanical laboratories of Europe and the USA, where she has identified plant specimens from sites in Arkansas, Illinois, Texas, the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Egypt and Israel, ranging from the Neolithic to the Middle Ages. The courses that she teaches range from introductory archaeology and science in archaeology to more specialized courses in palaeoethnobotany, origins of agriculture, food in antiquity, and archaeology of Southeast Europe.

Selected Publications

K. Borojevic, S. Forenbaher, T. Kaiser, and F. Berna. 2008 Plant Use at Grapceva Cave and in the Eastern Adriatic Neolithic. Journal of Field Archaeology 33:1-25.

2006 Terra and Silva in the Pannonian Plain: Opovo Agro-gathering in the Late Neolithic. Oxford: BAR International Series, S1563, Archaeopress.

2006 Archaeobotanical Finds. In Megiddo IV: The 1998-2002 Seasons, Israel Finkelstein, David Ussishkin and Baruch Halpern (Eds). Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Tel-Aviv No. 24, Chapter 27, pp. 519-541.

2005 Nutrition and Environment in Medieval Serbia: Charred Cereal, Weed and Fruit Remains from the Fortress of Ras. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 14: 453-464 (also available on line).