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Attila Gyucha

UGA Arch
Assistant Professor

My multi-scalar and multi-disciplinary research explores long-term social, cultural, and ecological dynamics during prehistory, with a specific focus on the transformative role of population aggregation and disintegration in early farming societies of Southeast Europe. This research is complemented by my interest in comparative, cross-cultural and cross-temporal studies of population centers and both bodies of research aim to contribute to developing models that advance the scientific understanding of sustainability and resilience in nucleated settlement contexts in the ancient and recent past. I am also engaged with collaborative heritage science programs, including conservation studies of archaeological sites and various exhibition projects, to facilitate cultural heritage protection and foster public outreach and education.

Research Areas:
Research Interests:
  • Southeast Europe
  • Great Hungarian Plain
  • Prehistory
  • Nucleation and dispersal
  • Paleoecology
  • Sustainability
  • Heritage science
  • Cross-cultural research
  • Settlement pattern and organization
  • Paleoenvironmental reconstruction
  • Remote sensing
  • Spatial analysis
Selected Publications:

Gyucha, Attila, and William A. Parkinson (editors) 2022 First Kings of Europe: From Farmers to Rulers in Southeast Europe. UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles.


Gyucha, Attila 2022 Population Aggregation and Social Transformations in Middle-Range Societies: A Comparative Study of Neolithic Nucleated Settlements on the Great Hungarian Plain. In: The Archaeology of Nucleation in the Old World: Spatiality, Community, and Identity, edited by Attila Gyucha and Roderick B. Salisbury, pp. 62-81. Archaeopress, Oxford.


Parkinson, William A., Attila Gyucha, and Richard W. Yerkes (editors) 2021 Bikeri: Two Copper Age Villages in the Great Hungarian Plain. Monumenta Archaeologica Series. UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles.


PhD, Archaeology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2010

Articles Featuring Attila Gyucha

Anthropology students at the University of Georgia recently presented their research at the annual CURO Symposium, organized by the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities. Given the opportunity to communicate their own research to our broader community…

Last week, the International Organizing Team for the First Kings of Europe exhibition, co-curated by Attila Gyucha, received the 2023…

Co-curated by Dr.

Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Dr. Attila Gyucha on the publication of his new book, First Kings of Europe: From Farmers to Rulers in Prehistoric Southeast Europe. This book, co-edited by Dr.…

Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Dr. Attila Gyucha and Instructor, Dr.

Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Dr. Attila Gyucha on the publication of his book, Bikeri: Two Copper Age Villages on the Great Hungarian Plain. In this book, Dr. Gyucha along with University…

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