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Rudenc Ruka M.A.

Rudenc Ruka M.A.

Office:Sheshi Nene Tereza, Insitituti i Arkeologjise, Qendra e Studimeve Albanologjike, Tirana, Albania

Phone: +355 67 20 65 707

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Forschungsschwerpunkte | Research Interests

Curriculum Vitae

Projekte | Projects

Archäologische Ausgrabungen | Archaeological Excavations

Publikationen | Publications

Forschungsschwerpunkte / Research Interests

Albanian Archaeology

Palaeolithic Archaeology

Paleolithic Europe

Near Eastern Archaeology

Aegean Archaeology

Curriculum Vitae
Education:

1997 – 1998 University of Athens. School of Philosophy. Modern Greek language studies.

1998 – 2001 University of Athens. School of Medicine. Three years of medicine studies.

2001 – 2002 University of West Florida. Pensacola. First Year of US undergraduate degree. Archaeology.

2002 – 2005 School of World Art History and Museology. University of East Anglia. Norwich/UK. Graduated July 2005 with the degree of: Bachelor of Arts, Second Class Honours, First division, in Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History. Grade 2:1.
B.A. Thesis: Neolithic Terracotta Figurines from the Settlement of Dunaveci, in Southeast Albania

2006 – 2008 University of Tirana. Faculty of History and Philology, Department of History. MA in Archaeology, graduated July 2008.
M.A. Thesis: Neolithic figurines from Albania: A chronological overview.

Professional Experience:

2006 – 2008 Researcher in the Archaeological Museum of Durrës. Institute of Archaeology.

2008 – 20010 Chief of the international relations at the Interuniversitary Centre of Albanological Studies.

Since 2010 Archaeologist in the Department of Prehistory in the Institute of Archaeology

Projekte | Projects

Laufende Projekte / Current Projects

PhD Project "The Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of Albania"



Abgeschlossene Projekte / Former Projects

June–August 2010 Organization of the Albanian part of the figurine exhibition "Unearthed" held in Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Archäologische Ausgrabungen | Archaeological Excavations

June–July 2003 The Albanian-British project at Butrint, Albania (Institute of Archaeology, Tirana – Butrint Foundation, UK)
– Excavation and data recording

August 2003 The Albanian-British project at Himara Cave, Albania (Institute of Archaeology, Tirana – Butrint Foundation, UK)
– Excavation and data recording

December 2003 Participation in the excavation at the Chalcolithic settlements of Kalavasos-Pamboules dhe Kalavasos-Kokkinoyia in Cyprus. Organised by the University of East Anglia/UK

May–June 2004 The Albanian-British project at Diaporit and Butrint, Albania (Institute of Archaeology, Tirana – Butrint Foundation, UK)
– Supervisor on the survey on the Cape Stillo, in the vicinity of Butrint. Investigation of the Cape Stillo Bronze Age fortification and preparation of the report

June–July 2004 The Albanian-American project, Albania. (Institute of Archaeology, Tirana – University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
– Excavation at the Bronze and Iron Age tumulus of Lofkend; Data recording

July 2004 The Albanian-British project at Rreza e Kanalit, Albania (Institute of Archaeology, Tirana – Butrint Foundation, UK)
– Excavation at the Kanalit rock shelter, Vlora district

June 2005 The Albanian-British project at Butrint, Albania (Institute of Archaeology, Tirana – Butrint Foundation, UK)

June–July 2005 The Albanian-American project, Albania. (Institute of Archaeology, Tirana – University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
– Excavation at the Bronze and Iron Age tumulus of Lofkend; Data recording

June–July 2005 Pogradec project, Albania (Institute of Archaeology, Tirana)
– Survey in the Neolithic settlement, Pogradec

September 2005 Vucedol project, Croatia (University of Zagreb, Archaeology Museum of Zagreb)
– Excavation at the Neolithic settlement of Vucedol, Vukovar district.

June 2006 The Albanian-British project in Cape Stillo (Institute of Archaeology, Tirana – Butrint Foundation, UK)
– Excavation at the Late Bronze-Early Iron Age hilltop fortification

June–July 2006 The Albanian-American project at tumulus of Lofkend, Albania. (Institute of Archaeology, Tirana – University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
–Excavation at the Bronze and Iron Age tumulus of Lofkend.

August 2006 The Albanian-American project, "Southern Albania Neolithic Archaeological Project"
– Coring and test excavation on a number of Early Neolithic sites from Korca basin

July 2010 The Albanian-British project in Butrint.
– Member of the research team of the prehistoric survey in Kaonia (Southwest Albania) and co-director of the summer training school.

August 2010 The Albanian-American project, "Southern Albania Neolithic Archaeological Project"
– Excavations in the Early Neolithic settlements of Vashtëmi in Korça. Specialist of the lithic materials.

May 2011 Systematic survey in the Mbishkodra area. Project of the Mills College and University of Tirana.
– Specialist for lithic materials.

August 2011 Fieldwork at the Middle and Late Neolithic site of Kallamas in Korça. French School of Athens and Institute of Archaeology of Tirana.
– Specialist of the lithic materials.

August 2011 The Albanian-American project, "Southern Albania Neolithic Archaeological Project" Excavations in the Early Neolithic settlements of Vashtëmi in Korça.
– Specialist of the lithic materials.

September 2011 Field survey in the area of Gjirokastra. Institute of Archaeology project on the prehistoric fortification of Albania.
– Documentation and lithic specialist

May 2012 Systematic survey of the Mbishkodra area. Project of the Mills College and University of Tirana.
– Specialist of the lithic materials.

June–July 2012 Fieldwork at the sites of Shën Mitri (Butrint), Rrëza e Kanalit (Orikum), and Blaz (Mat). University of Cologne and Institute of Archaeology Tirana. CRC 806 ("Our Way to Europe"), Project B1 The „Eastern Trajectory“: Last Glacial Palaeogeography and Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and of the Balkan Peninsula
(Poster)

September–October 2012 Fieldwork in the Cave Zezë (Pëllumbas) Tirana and survey in the region of Tepelena.

June–July 2004 Fieldwork in the Cave Zezë (Pëllumbas) Tirana and survey in the region of Tepelena.

April 2013 Fieldwork in the Cave of Hile (Lekël) Tepelenë and survey in the Holta canyon in Gramsh.

June 2014 Systematic survey of the Mbishkodra area. Project of the Mills College and University of Tirana.
– Specialist of the lithic materials.

September 2014 Fieldwork at the sites Rrëza e Kanalit (Orikum), Blaz Cave (Mat) and Keputa Cave (Mat). University of Cologne and Institute of Archaeology Tirana. CRC 806 ("Our Way to Europe"), Project B1 The „Eastern Trajectory“: Last Glacial Palaeogeography and Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and of the Balkan Peninsula
(Poster)

Publikationen | Publications

Beiträge | Contributions

Ruka, R. 2006
Prehistoric Figurines in Albania: Past and Future. In Bejko, L. and R. Hodges (eds.) The Future of Albanian Past. ICAA.

Gjipali, I., Richter, J., Ruka, R. and Thomas Hauck 2012
“Kërkimet Për Paleolitin E Mezolitin Në Shqipëri – 2012.” Iliria XXXVII (2013): 281–90.

Gjipali, I., Ruka, R. White, D., Hasa, E. and Angjellari, F. . “Shpella E Pëllumbasit (Tiranë).” Iliria XXXVII (2013): 275–80.

Ruka, R., Galaty M. L. and Hobdari, E. 2014
Arti shkëmbor i “Shpellës në Buzë” në Mërkurth (Mirditë): reflektime mbi inkuadrimin kronologjik/Rock art of “Shpella në Buzë” at Mërkurthi (Mirdita): Reflections on the chronological framing. Candavia 4, 267–283

Richter, J., Gjipali, I., Hauck, T., Ruka, R., Vogels, O. and Metalla, A. 2014
The Early Prehistory of Albania: First results of the ”German-Albanian Palaeolithic“ (GAP) programme. In: Përzhita, L., Gjipali, I., Hoxha, G. and Muka, B. (eds.) Proceedings of the International Congress of Albanian Archaeological Studies. Tiranë 2014, 65–82. Download, DOI: 10.13140/2.1.3350.4327

Ruka, R., Gjipali, I., Galaty, M. L. and Bairamaj, N. 2014
Lithics at one end of the circum-Adriatic: case studies from the southernmost Albanian coastal lowland In: Përzhita, L., Gjipali, I., Hoxha, G. and Muka, B. (eds.) Proceedings of the International Congress of Albanian Archaeological Studies. Tiranë 2014, 96–106. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4530.0807

 

Tagungsbeiträge | Conference Papers

Ruka, R. 2006
A revisit of the interpretation of the Neolithic terracotta figurines from Albania. Paper presented at a Seminar series organized by Albanian Rescue Archaeology Unit.

Ruka, R. 2006
Neolithic figurines in Albania: Past and Future. Paper presented at the "Workshop Reconfiguring prehistoric figurines: perspectives from the Balkans and Japan", organized by Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) and the International Centre for Albanian Archaeology (ICAA)

Ruka, R. 2010
Neolithic figurines from Albania. Paper presented at the Study Day "Unearthed", organized by Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

Ruka, R, 2012
An overview of the present state of the Palaeolithic research for the last glacial period in Albania. Paper presented at the Workshop "Last Glacial Palaeogeography and Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and of the Eastern European Loess Belt", organized by the CRC 806, University of Cologne