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Department of Medieval Archaeology

HeadPhD Andrey Aladzhov Associate Professor
SecretaryPhD Vladimir Staykov Assistant Professor
PhD Metodi Daskalov Associate Professor
PhD Valeri Grigorov Associate Professor
PhD Peter Dimitrov Assistant Professor
PhD Petar Parvanov Assistant Professor
PhD Anani Antonov Assistant Professor
PhD Elena Vassileva Assistant Professor
PhD Evgeniya Komatarova-Balinova Assistant Professor
PhD Metodi Zlatkov Assistant Professor
PhD Evelina Todorova Assistant Professor
Mihaela Gornishka Assistant
Oleg Bubenok , специалист
Snezhana Goryanova , Specialist
PhD Filip Petrunov
Doctorate students Габриела Райкова
Панайот Антонов
Юри Пулчев
E-mail: ssa@naim.bg

Established in 1950.

Heads: Stamen Mihailov, Zhivka Vazharova, Dimitar Ovcharov
Outstanding Bulgarian scientists, who have had permanent positions at the Department of Mediaeval Archaeology and have contributed to its activity: Krastyo Miyatev, Vera Ivanova-Mavrodinova, Nikola Mavrodinov, Stancho Vaklinov, Stamen Mihailov, Zhivka Vazharova, Ivanka Akrabova-Zhandova.

Subject: Archaeology of the Middle Ages (the 4th –18th centuries)

Research Topics:
Culture of the Early Christian Period in Bulgaria
Genesis of the Mediaeval Bulgarian Culture
The Capitals of Mediaeval Bulgarian Kingdoms
Cities and Villages in Mediaeval Bulgaria
Production and Technologies of Bulgarian Middle Ages
Civil and Cult architecture of the Middle Ages
The East and the West in Mediaeval Bulgarian Culture
Monumental and Applied arts of the Bulgarian Middle Ages

Main achievements:
Identification of the culture of the early Slavic tribes
Identification of the archaeological culture of the Protobulgars
Main parameters of the structure of the Mediaeval Bulgarian city
Pliska and Preslav Early Bulgarian capitals – fortification, town planning and chronology of the royal centers
Entire archaeological excavation of the mediaeval center of Veliko Tarnovo on Tsarevets Hill