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Attila Gyucha

UGA Arch
Assistant Professor

My research focuses on the evolution of nucleated settlements from a cross-cultural and cross-temporal perspective, primarily in regard to early farming societies in Southeast Europe. Recently, I’ve studied the motivation and nature of the Mongol conquest of the Hungarian Kingdom with a specific focus on rural settlements on the Great Hungarian Plain. I explore how these settlements, whose evolution underscores the complexity of social processes, were established, evolved, and abandoned within their local landscape. This research is complemented by my interest in comparative examinations on sustainability and resilience as those concepts relate to the trajectories of population centers throughout history. 

Research Areas:
Research Interests:
  • Great Hungarian Plain 
  • Mongol conquest 
  • Landscape 
  • Geophysics 
  • Microstratigraphy 
  • Phytoliths 
  • Neolithic 
  • Carpathian Basin 
  • Formation 
Selected Publications:

Gyucha, Attila, William A. Parkinson, and Richard W. Yerkes 2019 The Development of a Neolithic Tell on the Great Hungarian Plain: Site Formation and Use at Szeghalom-Kovácshalom. Journal of Field Archaeology 44 (7):458-479.

Gyucha, Attila (editor) 2019 Coming Together: Comparative Approaches to Population Aggregation and Early Urbanization. The Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology Distinguished Monography Series, IEMA Proceedings, Volume 8. SUNY Press, Albany.

Gyucha, Attila, Wayne Lee, and Zoltán Rózsa 2019 The Mongol Campaign in Hungary, 1241-1242: The Archaeology and History of Nomadic Conquest and Massacre. The Journal of Military History 83:1021-1066.


PhD, Archaeology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2010

Articles Featuring Attila Gyucha
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 3:16pm

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

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 10:17am

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 of…

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