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Zoran Čučković

I’m an archaeologist studying past landscapes and social memory. Landscapes comprise many things: rural and urban settlements, field systems, vegetation cover and geology, ritual places and monuments – and much more. My approach puts space before place, I study connections between sites across the space and all the possibilities offered by such space. I also study how ancient populations got to know their space, what they made of it, and how such space made them think about themselves.

I’ve obtained a PhD degree at the University of Burgundy Franche-Comté (France). Previously I worked as professional archaeologist in Croatia, and currently I’m research associate at the University of Clermont-Auvergne (France).

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Web coordinates

Unwisely, I maintain three web sites:

  • LandscapeArchaeology.org, which deals with spatial analysis (GIS) and archaeology.
  • Fragments de mémoire, with occasional posts on social memory and epistemology (with regards to archaeology).
  • Aux quatre vents on Humanities Commons which should (one day) replace my presence on commercial platforms, namely Academia.edu.

Other web coordinates:

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… a short selection

Čučković, Z. (2017). Topophilia and the emergence of prehistoric sanctuaries: an example from Istria, Croatia. In J. Wilczek, A. Cannot, T. Le Cozanet, J. Remy (eds.) Interdisciplinarité et nouvelles approches dans les recherches sur l’âge du Fer. / Interdisciplinarity and New Approaches in the Research of the Iron Age. Dissertationes archaeologicae Brunenses / Pragensesque, Supplementum IV. P. 181-185. doi: 10.5817/CZ.MUNI.P210-8822-2017-31

Čučković, Z. (2017). Claiming the sea: Bronze Age fortified sites of the north-eastern Adriatic Sea (Cres and Lošinj islands, Croatia). World Archaeology vol 49, issue 4, pp. 526-546. doi: 10.1080/00438243.2017.1341331

Čučković, Z. (2016). Advanced viewshed analysis: a Quantum GIS plug-in for the analysis of visual landscapes. The Journal of Open Source Software 4(1). doi: 10.21105/joss.00032

Čučković, Z. (2015). Exploring intervisibility networks : a case study from Bronze and Iron Age Istria (Croatia and Slovenia). In F. Giligny, F. Djindjian, L. Costa, P. Moscati and S. Robert (eds.) CAA 2014 - 21st century Archeaology: concepts, methods and tools. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Paris, April 2014: 469 - 478.

A full list of publications can be found on Humanities Commons page or on academia.edu.

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QGIS projects

… and other techy stuff

This site covers my Github account, which hosts two actively maintained QGIS modules:

  • Visibility analysis module, which is widely used by GISers worldwide
  • Terrain Shading module, made for analytical terrain visualisation of elevation data (eg. Lidar derived)

You can explore the GitHub account here, although it’s not really exemplary…

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I’m reachable at contact( at )zoran-cuckovic.from.hr, or you can send me a message: