Branka Raunig

Branka Raunig (1 January 1935 - 13 June 2008) was a Bosnian archaeologist, prehistorian and museum curator.

Branka Raunig
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Born1 January 1935
Died13 June 2008
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade
OccupationArchaeologist; Museum Director.

Early lifeEdit

Raunig was born in Sarajevo on 1 January 1935.[1] Her early life was spent in Kraljevo.[2] From 1954 to 1958 she studied archaeology at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade.[2] One of her tutors was Branka Gavele.[2]

CareerEdit

 
Illyrian tribes including Japodi

After graduation, Raunig moved to Bosnia Herzegovina, where she was employed at Pounje Museum in Bihać.[2] It was working there, on the archaeological material relating to the Japodi, that a lifelong academic interest began.[2][3] In 1963, Raunig moved to Museum of the Đakovo Region where she continued her work on the Japodi, with a focus on the Pounje area.[2] Material from that region became the subject of her Masters dissertation, which she was awarded in 1971.[2] From 1987 Raunig was director of the Pounje Museum, until her retirement in 1998.[2] In 1992 she defended and was subsequently awarded a PhD on the art and religion of the Japodi tribe.[4]

ExcavationsEdit

 
Antiquarian finds from Ripce

During her career she led excavations and published widely on a number of important sites in the region, including: Crkvina Golubić, Vranduk, Pod, Gradina and Sojeničko and a site near Gradiška.[2] She studied the funerary archaeology at Đakovo and was instrumental in recognising the presence of a Roman site there.[5][6] She also supervised excavations which discovered a mosque there.[7] Raunig was interested in many aspects of material cultures and made a study of ceramic material at the important site of Krčana where La Tene pottery was excavated.[8] She studied prehistoric weapons excavated in the region.[9] Whilst Raunig's main interest lay with Bosnian prehistory, she also worked on medieval sites.[10]

DeathEdit

Raunig died in Bihać of pneumonia on 13 June 2008.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ d.o.o, OliveBH. "Umrla Branka Raunig". infobiro.ba. Retrieved 2020-05-17.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Sjećanje na Branku Raunig (1935-2008)". Zemaljski muzej Bosne i Hercegovine (in Bosnian). 2018-06-13. Retrieved 2020-05-17.
  3. ^ Španiček, Vatroslav (2017). "Kronologija muških grobova japodske kulture tijekom željeznog doba". darhiv.ffzg.unizg.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2020-05-17.
  4. ^ Raunig, Branka. (2004). Umjetnost i religija prahistorijskih japoda. Juzbašić, Dževad. Sarajevo: Akademija nauka i umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine. ISBN 9958-501-32-5. OCLC 155750143.
  5. ^ Raunig, Branka (1980). "Dva kasnoanticka groba iz okolice Ðakova". Vjesnik Arheoloskog Muzeja U Zagrebu (in Serbo-Croatian) (12–13): 151–170.
  6. ^ Migotti, Branka (2001). "Je li rimska Certisija bila na Štrbincima kod Đakova?". Zbornik Muzeja Đakovštine (in Croatian). 5 (1): 77–96.
  7. ^ Boras, Jelena (2019-12-18). "Pregled dosadašnjih arheoloških istraživanja u Đakovu - prilog proučavanju urbane matrice srednjovjekovnog i novovjekovnog Đakova". Zbornik Muzeja Đakovštine (in Croatian). 14 (1): 7–40.
  8. ^ Raunig, B. (1996-12-22). "Krčana - naselje mlađeg željeznog doba u selu Trnovi u sjeverozapadnoj Bosni". Opvscvla Archaeologica (in Croatian). 20 (1): 39–69. ISSN 0473-0992.
  9. ^ Raunig, Branka (2002). "Slučajni nalazi prahistorijskog oružja iz Bihaćkog polja". Godišnjak Centra za balkanološka ispitivanja (in Bosnian) (32): 267–282. ISSN 0350-0020.
  10. ^ Mekanović, Husein Sejko (2019). "Srednjovjekovne crkve Svetog Martina iz Toursa na području općine Velika Kladuša". Bosna Franciscana (in Bosnian) (50): 101–112. ISSN 1330-7487.
  11. ^ Forić, Melisa (2008). "Branka Raunig (1935-2008)". Godišnjak Centra za balkanološka ispitivanja (in Bosnian) (37): 264–265. ISSN 0350-0020.