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Asst. Prof. Dr. Maja Andrič
Department of Archaeology

Asst. Prof. Dr. Maja Andrič

Dr. Maja Andrič, palynologist, is a researcher at Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), Institute of Archaeology.

She studies changes of the Lateglacial and Holocene environment, and human impact on the vegetation in the archaeological past. Her main research interests include an analysis of fossil pollen grains in wet sediments. In the last 17 years she (as researcher or project leader) worked on 13 multidisciplinary (palaeo/ecological and archaeological) national and international research projects. Dr. Andrič teaches at the Department of Archaeology (Faculty of Arts) since 2002.


2001 (PhD thesis): University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment, DPhil

1997 (master thesis):  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology M.A.

1994 (undergraduate thesis): University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology, B. A. (archaeology)



2002 - : ZRC SAZU, Institute of Archaeology

2002–2005: Slovenian Forestry Institute (part-time) and

1997–2000: University of Ljubljana, Department of Archaeology

1994–1997:  Free-lance archaeologist, part-time employment at University of Ljubljana, Department of Archaeology


SELECTED research projects

· 2019–2022: 5000 years of grazing and mining activities in the Julian Alps (Slovenia): climate-human interactions as reflected in lake sediments, man-modified landscape and archaeological findings, Slovenian Research Agency, J7-1817 (M. Andrič)

· 2014–2017: Vegetation and hydrology of Ljubljansko barje in the past, present and future – a consequence of succession, human impact or climatic fluctuations? Slovenian Research Agency, J7-6857 (M. Andrič)

· 2011–2014: Prehistoric pile-dwelling settlements on the Ljubljansko barje, Slovenia: chronology, culture and palaeoenvironment, Slovenian Research Agency, L6-4157 (A. Velušček)

· 2002–2005: PINE (Predicting Impacts on Natural Ecotones), 5th EU framework programme, EVK2-CT-2002-00136 (S. Hicks)

· 2002–2004: The Development of Slovenian Cultural Landscape in Bela krajina and Ljubljansko barje, postdoctoral research project, Slovenian Ministry for Education, Science and Sports (M. Andrič)


EDITORIAL BOARD: Documenta Praehistorica


Dolgoročne spremembe okolja/Long-term environmental changes (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)…



Award of Slovenian Archaeological Society 2017 for the book: Andrič M., Tolar T., Toškan B. 2016. Okoljska arheologija in paleoekologija: palinologija, arheobotanika in arheozoologija, Založba ZRC, Ljubljana.

Compulsory Courses

Elective Courses



09. 11. - 11. 11. 2023
Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts

26th Neolithic Seminar 'Eurasian Neolithics: How Cultures and Societies Evolve and Why It Matters'

27. 02. 2023
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of University of Ljubljana for prospective international students

13. 10. 2022
Administrative Office for Doctoral Study, Faculty of Arts

EUTOPIA Citizen Science Clinics

15. 09. 2022
Administrative Office for Undergraduate Study Programme, Faculty of Arts

Reception for International Students at the Faculty of Arts and at the University of Ljubljana (two separate events)

22. 02. 2022
Faculty of Arts

Online sessions for prospective international students, 22 February 2022 at 1.15 pm (CET)