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Dr. Dušan Duje Jelovina

Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments; [email protected]
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Dr. Dušan DujeJelavina Th is volume of the Starohrvatska prosvjeta is dedicated to our outstanding archaeologist, Dr. Du5an DUJe jelovina, arelired Museum and SCientific Advisor and the former Director of the Croatian Archaeological Monuments Museum ofSplit, on the occa­ sion ofhis 75 birthday. This way, with some delay, hisMuseum col­ leagues and close collaborators, friends and admirers, express their respect and gratitude for his long work and the dedication that he pmduced in managing the Museum, where he spent remarkable fOl1y years ofcontinuous work. Du5an jelovina was born on 1june, 1927 in Knin, where he completed his primary and grammar-school education. He com­ pleted the studies ofarchaeology at the College of Arts and Sciences at Zagreb in 1954. He first employed in 1955 as an Assistanl­ Curator of the Croatian Archaeological Monuments Mll<eum and the then joined National Archaeological Institute ofSplit. He won his master's deg ree in 1965 at the College of Arts and Sciences at Ljubljana, and the doctoral degree at the College of Arts and SCiences at Zadar. From 1977 to 1986, he headed the Cmatian Archaeological Monuments Museum where he then, as well as later on, tili his retirement in 1993, worked as a SCientific and Museum Advisor. In his professional, jelovina committed himself dominantly to researching the material culture of early-medieval cemeteries in Dalmatia, to have produced a significant contribution to this par­ ticular chapter of the Cmatian medieval archaeology. It appears that the circumstances of his life very ear/y deter­ mined his scientific dedication of an archaeologist-medievalist. Namely, with his father, Ivan jelOvina, an ardent staff of the Croatian Antiquilies Museum (since ]955: the Croatian Archaeological Monuments Museum of Split), and the then young museum curator Stjepan Gunjača, already asa boy, in Knin, he got in direct touch with old-Croatian monuments stored in the Museum, housed in the Knin Fortress. From the vel

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