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ERC-funded EUROFARM project launched in Boznia&Herzegovina

14 November 2012

Dr Marc Vander Linden speaking at the EUROFARM project launch

A collaborative research agreement has been signed between Marc Vander Linden and the Ministry of of Education and Culture of Republic of Srpska, marking the official launch of the ERC-funded EUROFARM project.  

On November 5th 2012, Marc Vander Linden signed in Banja Luka a research agreement between the ERC-funded EUROFARM project and the Ministry of of Education and Culture of Republic of Srpska, represented by Dr Anton Kasipovic, Minister of Education and Culture.

The agreement covers all archaeological activity (surveys, excavations and analysis of museum collections) to be undertaken in the Republika Srpska over the five-years duration of EUROFARM.

This agreement also provides the framework for scientific collaboration between the Institute of Archaeology and several local archaeological institutions and persons, coordinated by Ms. Ivana Pandzić, curator of prehistoric collections in the Museum of the Republika Srpska.

ERC-funded EUROFARM project launched in Boznia&Herzegovina

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The signature of this agreement was widely reported in several local popular media, including national television:

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EUROFARM, a five-year project funded by the European Research Council  investigates the transmission of farming and associated technological innovations (landscape use, pottery, lithics) in the western Balkans during the 6th and 5th millennium cal. BC through a combination of new data collection, analysis and agent-based modelling. It involves a wide range of collaborators from the UK, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia.