Cătălin PAVEL

Academic Years:
2023/ 2024

Field of Study:

Research Programs:
Tandem – Author with Translator – Translator with Author
NEC International

Ovidius University, Constanța

Assistant Professor of Archaeology


ORCID: 0000-0001-8524-4343

Research project: Translating Cătălin Pavel, "Animalele care ne fac oameni. Blană, cozi și pene în arheologie" (Humanitas, 2021)/ "The Animals that Made us Human. Fur, Tails, and Feathers in archaeology"/ "Bizi insan yapan hayvanlar. Arkeolojide kürk, kuyruk ve tüyler" from Romanian into Turkish (2022-2023)

Cătălin Pavel’s Animalele care ne fac oameni. Blană, cozi și pene în arheologie (Humanitas, 2021) is a non-fiction volume of archaeology/history that bridges the gap between academia and the general public. Born out of a science communication project, it retains a substantial bibliography, but no footnotes. In it, Pavel investigated the way humans interacted with animals – chapters on dogs, cats, horses, but also whales, hedgehogs, birds, and bears – throughout prehistory and the Classical Antiquity. Pavel set off to study, with archaeological methods, the interaction between human persons and non-human persons, and to prove that animals have been a major catalyst of our cognitive and emotional development.

Research project: Troy and the Trojan War: Between the Tyranny of the Text and the Archaeological Bias (2014-2015)

A full-length study is available here.

Research project: A Recording System for Excavations in Romania (2007-2008)