Bistra Gyaurova Engineer

Address: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2 Saborna Str., 1000 Sofia
Phone: +359 2 986 78 07
Employment, academic and research positions
Since 2006 Surveyor, Department of Interdisciplinary Research – National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2004-2006 Surveyor, Vedena Ltd., Razgrad Bulgaria
2002-2003 Surveyor, Geotechnica Engineering Ltd., Sofia, Bulgaria
1997-2001 Surveyor, Energoproekt Ltd., Hydropower Division, Sofia, Bulgaria

Education and additional qualification
2003-2006 New Bulgarian University – PhD program in Archaeology, Thesis: Bronze Age trade routes in the Balkans
1999-2003 New Bulgarian University – MA in Archaeology, Major: Prehistory, Thesis: Settlement planiing and architecture of Early Bronze Age sites in Upper Thrace
1991-2007 University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia – Bachelor Degree: Surveying Engineer

English: good; German, Russian: working level

Computer and technical skills
AutoCAD, CorelDraw, ArcGIS

Areas of research interest:
Bronze Age trade and exchange, mapping and surveying of archaeological sites, GIS and CAD applications in archaeology

Archaeological excavations and projects:
1999-2001 Terrain surveys and excavation of Thracian dolmens in Ivailovgrad district
2001 Thracian burial mounds, Kalugerovo village, Pazardzik district
2001-2002 Excavation of EBA site at Michalich, Svilengrad region
2001, 2002, 2005 Rescue excavation of Thracian cult place Ada tepe, near Krumovgrad
2002 Rescue excavation of field with ritual pits at Gledachevo village, Radnevo district
2003 Terrain surveys and rescue excavation of the road Podkova-Makaza, Kirkovo district
2003 Excavation in the Kozarnika cave, Belogradchik district
2003 Rescue excavation of prehistoric site Orlica, Kirkovo district
2004 Rescue excavation of burial mound near Vinica village, Parvomay district
2004 Rescue excavation of MBA site at the village of Antimovo, Vidin district
2006 Mapping and surveying of the following archaeological sites – burial mounds near town of Sozopol; Tell Provadia-Solnicata; Tell Junacite, Pazardzic district; prehistoric site Dana Bunar II, Lubimec district; Thracian site Kush Kaia near Valce pole village; Thracian dolmen at village of Vaskovo, Lubimec district
2009 Mapping and surveying of the following archaeological sites: burial mound near Izvorovo village, Kazanlak district; Tell Provadia-Solnicata; prehistoric site Varhari, Djebel district; Tell Junacite, Pazardzik district
2009 Terrain surveys in Kalojanovo district, Assistant Director

Б. Гяурова 2009, Търговия и обмен в българските земи. Преглед на проучванията и теоретичните основи. В: Saxa lonquuntur. Сборник в чест на Николай Сираков, София 2009, 301-397

Ст. Иванова, М. Златкова, Н. Спасов, Г. Нехризов, Б. Гяурова, В. Митева, С. Танева, Р. Спасов 2006, Сондажни изследвания в пещерата Велкова дупка в Западните Родопи. Археология 1-4, 7-18

Teaching experience
2009 New Bulgarian University, taught a class on the use of total station in the archaeological fieldwork

Editorial boards membership
Since 2009 Member of editorial board, Interdisciplinary Studies Journal

Invited presentations
2009 III National Academic Conference: Fairs, markets, auctions in Bulgarian lands, Targovishte 2009. Presentation: Trade centres in the Bronze Age. An interpretation of the archaeological evidence

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