Catalin Popa is an archaeologist. His research interests include archaeological theory, statistical modelling, group identity and the relationship between nationalism and archaeology. He focuses mainly on the Iron Age of Europe, with an emphasis on the Late Iron Age of South-East Europe.
During his fellowshipp at Topoi he investigates the relationship between group identity and environment in large fortified settlements during the Late Iron Age of Western and South-East Europe (oppida and davae). For the future he is planning to expand this topic into a larger collaborative project. Besides this he is working on issue of reconstructing human perception from numerical data with the help of statistical modelling and the application of statistical modelling techniques for the reconstruction of group identity in Late Iron Age Europe.
- 13.11.2014TalkPart of: Meeting of the Key Topic Identities — Think TankSpeaker
- 17.7.2014TalkSearching for Group Identity. Theoretical and Methodological Avenues for Late Iron Age Group Identity ResearchPart of: Treffen der Key Topic Group IdentitiesSpeaker
23 – 25.09.2011 Conference “Fingerprinting the Iron Age. Approaches to identity in the European Iron Age”
at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK
2009-2012 Archaeological Review of Cambridge
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2009-2011 Late European Prehistory Group, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, UK