VESNA BIKIC is a Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology, Belgrade. Her research and publications focus on Medieval and Early Modern archaeology of the Balkans, including regional, Byzantine, Central European and Ottoman cultural phenomena, with an emphasis on pottery studies. She directs the Scientific Research Project for the Belgrade Fortress, and participates in several national and international projects and networks. Among her many publications, the most recent one is ‘Pottery assemblages and social contexts in the Early Middle Ages: Examples from Serbian archaeology’, in: V. Ivani8evic, V. Biki¢ and I. Bugarski (eds.), The Medieval World of Fortresses, Towns and Monasteries. Hommage to Marko Popovic (Belgrade 2021), 287-307.