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Dr. Krum Bacvarov Associate Professor

Address: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS, 2 Saborna Str., 1000 Sofia
Employment, academic and research positions
Since 2005 Research Associate 1st degree, Department of Prehistory - National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS
Since 2003 Secretary, Department of Prehistory - National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS
2003-2005 Research Associate 2nd degree, Department of Prehistory - National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS

Education and research fellowships
2002 Ph.D., Institute of Archaeology and Museum - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Thesis: Neolithic mortuary practices in Bulgaria in their southeast European and Anatolian context. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Vassil Nikolov
2001-2002 Research Fellow (Fritz Thyssen Special Programme for Academic Recovery in South Eastern Europe), Institut für Vor- und Frühgeschichte und Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Deutschland (Host: Professor Jan Lichardus)
1996-1999 Ph. D. student at Department of Prehistory - National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS
1994 M.A., B.A. in history and archaeology, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. Thesis: Early Neolithic mortuary practices in Bulgaria. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Vassil Nikolov
1987 National School for Ancient Languages and Cultures St. Konstantin Kiril Filosof. Thesis: Neolithic anthropomorphic figurines in Bulgaria. Supervisor: Dr. Ivan Panayotov

Organizing Experience
2004 Field director of the archaeological excavations of the late Neolithic site at Harmanli
Since 2003 Secretary of Department of Prehistory, Institute of Archaeology and Museum - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2003 Member of the Organizing Committee of Prehistoric Thrace International Symposium in Stara Zagora
1997 Member of the Organizing Committee of Das Neolithikum in Südosteuropa Internationales Symposium

Languages
Fluent: English, Russian
Ancient Languages: Latin, Ancient Greek, Old Bulgarian

Research
Areas of research interest: later prehistory; Neolithic, Chalcolithic & early Bronze Age; southeast Europe, Anatolia & the Levant; prehistoric mortuary practices; religio-mythological beliefs of the early farmers; field research Archaeological Excavations:
2004 Harmanli, south Bulgaria: stratified site, late Neolithic & early Chalcolithic; field director
1991-2005 Tell Karanovo, south Bulgaria: tell, from early Neolithic to early Bronze Age + recent cemetery (17th to 18th cent.); team member
1998, 2003 Tell Kapitan Dimitrievo, south Bulgaria: tell, from early Neolithic to early Iron Age; team member
2000 Lyubimets, south Bulgaria: stratified site, late Neolithic; assistant director
1995-1996 Pomoštica, northeast Bulgaria: flat site, early Neolithic & late Chalcolithic; team member
1994 Glufishevo, south Bulgaria: stratified site, early Neolithic; team member
1994 Tell Yurgandzhijska near Konyovo, south Bulgaria: tell, late Chalcolithic & early Bronze Age; team member
1992, 1995 Drama, south Bulgaria: landscape project, from late Neolithic to the Roman period; Team member
1990-1995, Slatina-Sofia, west Bulgaria: stratified site, early Neolithic; assistant director (2004), 2004 team member (1991-1995), trainee (1990)
1990 Tell Galabovo, south Bulgaria: tell, late Chalcolithic & early Bronze Age; Trainee
1990 Temnata Cave Cave settlement: Paleolithic; trainee
1985-1986 Malak Preslavec, northeast Bulgaria: stratified site, early Neolithic; trainee

Publications
Books
К. Бъчваров. Неолитни погребални обреди: интрамурални гробове от българските земи в контекста на Югоизточна Европа и Анатолия. София, Бард, 2003.

Рецензии: D. Nikolić, Archaeologia Bulgarica, 8, 2004, 1, 97-99. B. Gaydarska, The Prehistoric Society, http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prehistoric/reviews/04_03_buchvarov.htm

Edited books
K. Băčvarov. Where Do Children Belong? Neolithic burials in western Bulgaria. - In: H. Todorova, M. Stefanovich (eds.). The Valley of Strymon in Prehsitory. In the steps of J. H. Gaul, 3, 2005, 143-150.
К. Бъчваров. Къснохалколитен гроб от Помощица, Поповско. - Археология, 2004, 3-4, 47-51.
K. Băčvarov. The Birth-Giving Pot: Neolithic jar burials in southeast Europe. - In: V. Nikolov, K. Băčvarov, P. Kalchev (eds). Prehistoric Thrace. Proceedings of the International Symposium in Stara Zagora, 30.09 - 04.10.2003. Sofia - Stara Zagora, 2004, 146-160.
K. Băčvarov. Neolithische Bestattungen aus Westbulgarien. - In: V. Nikolov u. K. Băčvarov (Hrsg.). Von Domica bis Drama. Gedenkschrift für Jan Lichardus. Sofia, 2004, 43-52.
K. Băčvarov. Intramural Burials in Southeast European And West Anatolian Neolithic: Chronology and Distribution. - In: V. Slavchev (Hrsg.). Festschrift für Prof. Dr. habil. Henrieta Todorova (Dobrudja, 21). Varna, 2004, 37-47.
К. Бъчваров. Раннонеолитно вторично погребение от Карановската селищна могила. - Studia Archaeologica, Suppl. I (сборник в памет на д-р Петър Горбанов), 2003, 15-19.
K. Băčvarov. The Birth of a Ritual? The burial from Pomoštica, northeast Bulgaria. - Archaeologia Bulgarica, 7, 2003, 3, 1-8.
K. Băčvarov. Settlements with intramural burials and extramural cemeteries from the Karanovo I - V periods. - In: M. Lichardus-Itten, J. Lichardus, V. Nikolov (Hrsg.). Beiträge zu jungsteinzeitlichen Forschungen in Bulgarien. (Saarbrücker Beiträge zum Altertumskunde, 74) Bonn, Habelt, 2002, 95-98.
K. Băčvarov. Frühneolitische Bestattungsbräuche in Bulgarien. - In: M. Lichardus-Itten, J. Lichardus, V. Nikolov (Hrsg.). Beiträge zu jungsteinzeitlichen Forschungen in Bulgarien. (Saarbrücker Beiträge zum Altertumskunde, 74) Bonn, Habelt, 2002, 245-270.
K. Băčvarov. Katalog der vollständigen Keramikgefäße. - In: S. Hiller, V. Nikolov (Hrsg.). Karanovo II: die Ausgrabungen in O 19. Wien, Phoibos-Verlag, 2002, 111-117.
K. Băčvarov. Kleinfunde. - In: S. Hiller, V. Nikolov (Hrsg.). Karanovo II: die Ausgrabungen in O 19. Wien, Phoibos-Verlag, 2002, 119-134.
K. Băčvarov. Geräte. - In: S. Hiller, V. Nikolov (Hrsg.). Karanovo II: die Ausgrabungen in O 19. Wien, Phoibos-Verlag, 2002, 135-147.
К. Бъчваров. Раннонеолитни погребални обреди от българските земи. - В: Палеобалканистика и старобългаристика. Втори есенни четения “Проф. Иван Гълъбов”, 14-17.11.1996, В. Търново. В. Търново, 2001, 423-439.
K. Băčvarov. The Karanovo Neolithic Mortuary Practices in Their Balkan and Anatolian Context. - In: S. Hiller u. V. Nikolov (Hrsg.). Karanovo, III. Beiträge zum Neolithikum in Südosteuropa. Salzburg-Sofia, Phoibos-Verlag, 2000, 137-140.
К. Бъчваров. Мандибула от раннонеолитното селище Слатина. - Старини, 1999, 1, 93-96.
К. Бъчваров. Предмети от неолитната материална култура. - В: В. Николов (ред.). Селищна могила Капитан Димитриево. Разкопки 1998-1999. София-Пещера, Агато, 1999, 55-76.
К. Бъчваров. Хро-но-ло-гич-ни ас-пек-ти на не-олит-ни-те пог-ре-бал-ни об-ре-ди в Тра-кия. - Годишник на Департамент “Археология” - Нов български университет, 1, 1994, 263-268.
K. Băčvarov. Felines and bulls: Plastic representations from the late Neolithic site at Harmanli in the Maritsa valley. - In: L. Nikolova (ed.). Circumpontica (in print).

Рецензии, отзиви
K. Băčvarov. Ernestine S. Elster, Colin Renfrew (eds). Prehistoric Sitagroi: Excavations in Northeast Greece, 1968-1970. Volume 2... - Археология, 2004, 3-4, 89-92.
К. Бъчваров. Международен симпозиум “Праисторическа Струма”, Кюстендил-Благоевград, 27.09-01.10.2004. - Археология, 2004, 3-4, 120-122.
К. Бъчваров. Посещение на учени от Археологически институт с музей в САЩ. - Археология, 2004, 3-4, 117.
K. Băčvarov. Balkanizing the Balkans: Exclusion, Incorporation and Identity in Balkan Prehistory. - Archaeologia Bulgarica, 7, 2003, 1, 99-103.
K. Băčvarov. D. W. Bailey. Balkan Prehistory: Exclusion, Incorporation and Identity... - Археология, 2002, 3, 66-70.

Научна редакция на книги
V. Nikolov, K. Băčvarov, P. Kalchev (eds). Prehistoric Thrace. Proceedings of the International Symposium in Stara Zagora, 30.09 - 04.10.2003. Sofia - Stara Zagora, 2004.
V. Nikolov u. K. Băčvarov (Hrsg.). Von Domica bis Drama. Gedenkschrift für Jan Lichardus. Sofia, 2004.

Editorial Boards
Since 2004 Arheologia (Sofia)
Since 2004 Studia praehistorica
Since 2003 Arheologicheski otkritija i razkopki

Guest Lectures
May 2005 New Bulgarian University, Sofia
April 2005 UC Berkeley (Archaeological Research Facility, Institute of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies), UC Los Angeles (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology), Sonoma State University, Salt Lake Community College

Invited Presentations
2005 Prehistoric Gene Flow and Cognitive (r)Evolution: Inferences on the Neolithisation of Eurasia, Ljublijana; presentation: Neolithic jar burials in southeast Europe and the Near East: a chronological approach
2005 A Short Walk through the Balkans: the First Farmers of the Carpathian Basin and Adjacent Regions, London; presentation: Jar burials as early settlement markers in southeast European Neolithic
2004 Prehistoric Struma International Symposium, Kyustendil-Blagoevgrad; presentation: Where do children belong? Neolithic burials in western Bulgaria
2003 Prehistoric Thrace International Symposium, Stara Zagora; presentation: The birth-giving pot: Neolithic jar burials in southeast Europe
2002 ESF/SCH Exploratory Workshop Early Symbolic Systems for Communication in Southeast Europe, Karlovo; presentation: Where are the burials in southeast European and west Anatolian Neolithic?
1997 Das Neolithikum in Südosteuropa Internationales Symposium, Karanovo; presentation: The Karanovo Neolithic mortuary practices in their Balkan and Anatolian context
1995 Conference in memory of Vassil Mikov, Sofia; presentation: A late Chalcolithic burial from Pomoštica; Vassil Mikov and the beginning of systematic Neolithic research in Bulgaria (with V. Bozhilov)
1994 Conference on the Chronology and Periodization of Bulgarian Prehistory, Sofia; presentation: Chronological Aspects of Neolithic mortuary practices in Thrace
1991 Conference in memory of Dr. Peter Gorbanov, Sofia; presentation: Early Neolithic mortuary practices in Bulgaria (with V. Bozhilov)

Membership in academic organizations
Since 2005 Institute of Archaeomythology, Professional Associate

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