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Dr. Maria Gurova Associate Professor

Address: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS, 2 Saborna Str., 1000 Sofia
Phone: +359 2 988 24 06
Employment, academic and research positions
Since 2010 Scientific secretary of NIAM-BAS
Since 2004
Senior Research Fellow (Associate Professor)
2003-2007
Head of Prehistory Department, NIAM-BAS
1995-2003
Research Fellow 1st degree, Prehistory Department, NIAM-BAS
1993-2003
Secretary of Prehistory Department, NIAM-BAS
1992-1995
Research Fellow 2nd degree, Department of Prehistory, NIAM-BAS
1989-1992
Research Fellow 2nd degree, NIAM-BAS, Thematic Group for Interdisciplinary Research
1982-1984
Guide at the National Museum of History

Education and additional qualification
2011 CRF/RSE European Visiting Research Fellowship, University of Edinburgh (UK)
2010
Mellon Fellowship, Albright Institute, Jesusalem (Israel)
2006
Mellon Reinvitation Grant, FMSH – Paris (France) – two months work at MAE – Nanterre (University Paris X)
2005
Mellon Fellowship, NIAS-Wassenaar (Netherlands) – five months work at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Wassenaar, The Netherlands
1999
‘Post rouge’ special grant for six months specialization at the Centre des recherches archéologiques/ Centre national des recherches scientifiques (CRA/CNRS), Sophia-Antipolis, France
January 4, 1989
PhD Degree in Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, Russian Academy of Sciences in Saint-Petersburg (summa cum laude). Title thesis ”Flint Tools from the Late Paleolithic in Bulgaria in the Light of the Experimental and Use-wear Studies” (in Russian). Supervisor: Prof. Dr. V. E. Shchelinskii
1984-1988
PhD study in Archaeology (use-wear analysis) at the Experimental Laboratory of Use-wear Analysis of the Institute of Archaeology in Saint-Petersburg, Russian Academy of Sciences
1981
MA in Archaeology at St. Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia, Faculty of History (summa cum laude)
1977
Summa cum laude Graduate of Hristo Botev High School, Sofia

Organizing experience
2013 Organiser of the second postgraduate conference “Investigations of the cultural heritage: challenges and perspectives”, 28-29.11.2013, NIAM, Sofia
2011
Organiser of the First postgraduate conference “Scientific aspects of the cultural heritage: challenges and perspectives”, 27-28.11.2011, NIAM, Sofia
2011
Co-organiser and participant at the Session 42 “Technology and Experimentation in Archaeology” at the XVI International Congress of UISPP, Florianopolis, Brazil, 4-10.09.2011
2009
Organiser and participant at the Session “Balkan Flint” in SE European Prehistory: Chronological, Cultural and Social Perspectives” at 15th EAA Annual Meeting, 15-21 September 2009, Riva del Garda, Italy. Co-organisers Prof. C. Bonsall (UK), Dr. B. Voytek (USA), Dr. D. Borić (Serbia/UK)
2008
Co-organisers of the International conference Geoarchaeology and Archaeomineralogy. Impact of Earth Sciences in the Study of material Culture, Sofia, 29-30 October 2008
2008
Organiser and participant at the Session „Cognition and the act of artifact production at 14th Annual Meeting 16-21 September 2008, Valletta, Malta. Co-organisers Dr. G. Dimitriadis (Italy) & Dr. G. Nash (UK)
2007
Organiser and participant at the Session “Identities of the Early Neolithic Balkans” at 13th EAA Meeting, Zadar (Croatia), 18-22.09.2007. Co-organisers: Dr. Dusan Boric & Dr. Preston Miracle (Cambridge, UK)
2007
Organiser and discussant at the first scientific Meeting dedicated of the Presentation of Atapuerca project in Bulgaria – common undertaking of Institute Cervantes and National National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, BAS (Sofia)
2006
Organizer of the National Prehistory Conference: “Prehistoric Research in Bulgaria: New Challenges”
Since 2004
Organiser of Prehistory Seminar at the Prehistory department, NAIM-BAS with regular presentations of Bulgarian and Foreigner lecturers
Since 2004
Co-Director of Bulgarian-Belgium project (BAS-CGRI level) Prehistory of the Balkans: opening to Europe
2003-2007
Head of Prehistory Department, AIM-BAS
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 International Symposium

Language proficiency
French, Russian, English – fluent
Polish, Spanish – working level

Computer and technical skills
Word for Windows, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw
Work with a microscope with reflected light and various systems of digital cameras connected to a microscope for taking microphotographs

Research
Areas of research interest:
Studies and specialized use-wear analysis on Pleistocene and Holocene flint assemblages from Bulgaria and Northwest Anatolia
Origin and dispersal of the first Hominidae on the Balkans and into Europe: features of the first chipped-stone industries
Late Paleolithic (Gravettian) flint assemblages from Bulgaria and Europe: comparative analysis of the results of the functional study on the artifacts
The Neolitization of the Balkans: routes, stages, interpretations:
- Theoretical aspect of the debate
- Emergence and distribution of the Neolithic Karanovo type of sickle
- Comparative analysis of early agricultural tools from the Near East, Anatolia and the Balkans
Implements for a threshing sledge (tribulum) – prehistoric context and ethnographic reference
The flint artifacts in the context of diagnostic finds: the Early Neolithic flint blades with steep (bi)lateral retouch, the geometric microliths, the Chalcolithic superblades, the arrowheads, the tools with denticulated retouch. Emergence, evolution, cultural and chronological parameters of the diagnostic artifacts
Symbolic versus utilitarian: the flint tools in the context of sites, shrines, burial places, etc.
Flint raw materials during prehistoric times: identification, strategies of supplying and exchange
The phenomenon of the superblades’ technology during the Late Chalcolithic: functional connotation of the artifacts
Canaanean blades from EBA in southern Levant and their functional determination: reviewing of tribulum inserts hypothesis
Experimentation in archaeology: harvesting practices with composite flint sickles; prehistoric drilling and bead manufacturing

Archaeological excavations and projects:
2011-2012 Director (Bulgarian side) of the international HRAR ABF project (AFB) и co-ordinated by American Research Center in Sofia
2010-2013
Vice-director of the International project “Balkan Valley Project (BVP): Survey of the Tundja Valley, granted by America for Bulgaria Foundation (AFB) и co-ordinated by American Research Center in Sofia
Since 2009
Bulgarian leader of the bilateral project “Des premiers villages agricoles du Caucase aux nécropoles balkaniques sur les traces d'une innovation technologique qui a fait du chemin (6000-2500 av JC)” (in collaboration with Dr. Jacques Chabot, Université Laval, Québec)
Since 2009
Member of the International project “Prehistory of the Danube Gorges and its Hinterlands” (leader – Dr. D. Borić, Cardiff University, UK)
Since 2008
Bulgarian leader of the International project in collaboration with Prof. C. Bonsall (Edinburgh University, UK) “Pilot study of ‘Balkan’ flint sources and exchange networks in Neolithic SE Europe”
Since 2008
Member of the International project “Middle Morava River and the Neolithisation of the SE Europe” (leader – Dr. S. Perić, Archaeological Institute in Belgrade)
Since 2008
Spanish-Bulgarian project “Coordinación de estudios sobre las primeras ocupaciones humanas en Eurasia: intercambios científicos Bulgaria – España”, CENIEH, Burgos
2007
Initiation of project for study of flint assemblages from Uvda valley, Negev, Israel
2006
Participation at flint knapping workshop of CNRS-DR20 in Valbonne/ Sophia-Antipolis (25.09-4.10.2006): “Technologie de la pierre taillée préhistorique et expérimentation”
Since 2005
Bulgarian member at the international ESF project EARTH (Early Agricultural Remnants and Technical Heritage), leaded by prof. P. Anderson (CEPAM, France)
Since 2004
Мember of the international project Neolithization along the Maritsa river valley and the Eastern Balkans. Studying the flint assemblages from the Early Neolithic site at Iabalkovo for the future complete publication of the site
2003
Member of the international team for archaeology experimentation “Archéodrome 2003” scientific programme – Baune, France
Since 2001
Member (specialist on flint) of the International “Troia projekt” in Turkey. The head of the project is Prof. M. Korfmann, Tübingen University. The flint collections from the Bronze Age layers were studied in 2001, 2002 and 2004. The complete publication of the materials is forthcoming
Since 1999
Member (specialist on flint) of the Dutch archaeological team and project at Ilıpınar and Menteşe, Neolithic sites in NW Anatolia, Turkey. The head of the project is Dr. J. Roodenberg, NINO, Leiden. The flint assemblages from Ilıpınar and Menteşe were studied in 1999, 2000 and 2002. There is a preliminary publication of the results from the study, a complete publication is forthcoming
Since 1999
Member of the international project aimed at studying the Drama microregion in Thrace (South Bulgaria). I have studied systematically the flint assemblages from Drama-Gerena and Drama-Merdzhumekya and the studies will be part of the future complete publication of the archaeological microregion
Since 1999
Member of Bulgarian-Austrian project at Karanovo, tell settlements in Thrace (South Bulgaria). Studying and publishing the flint collections from the Neolithic and the Chalcolithic layers of Tell Karanovo
Since 1998
Member of the Bulgarian-French team and international project at Kovacevo, a Neolithic site in Blagoevgrad region (SW Bulgaria). I have studied systematically the flint assemblages from the excavation seasons and the results of the study are part of the annual reports of the team. The studies will be part of the future complete publication of the Early Neolithic site
Since 1998
Bulgarian representative in the International scientific programme EARTH (Early Agricultural Remnants and Technical Heritage) – ESF. Chairs - Dr. Patricia Anderson (CEPAM/CNRS, Sophia-Antipolis, France) and Dr. M. Given (University of Glasgow, Dept. of Archaeology)
1996-1997
Work in the frame of the Open Society Foundation project Origins and evolution of the Gravettian culture in Central and Eastern Europe. Study of the flint assemblages from the Gravettian sites Willendorf II (Vienna, Austria), La Cala (Siena, Italy), Pavlov (Brno, Czech Republic)

Field experience:
2011-2012
Survey in north Bulgaria for identification of flint outcrops and associated prehistoric sites
2011-2012
Vice-director of the excavation at Magurata cave (near Belogradchik, NW Bulgaria)
2010 Surveys and trench excavations of cave systems in Strandzha Mountains and Tundzha Valley
Since 2008
Excavation of the Palaeolithic sites in Arkata cave system, Eastern Rhodopes
2008
Excavation at Palaeolithic site of Gran Dolina, Atapuerka, Spain
1998
Excavation at the Tell Kapitan Dimitrievo, near Peshtera
1996
Excavation at the open air Neolithic settlement Pomoshtitsa, near Popovo
1981-1997
Participation at the field work (surveys and excavations) of the Group for the Paleolithic research, AIM-BAS: Morovitsta Cave (Gabrovo district), Temnata Cave (Lovech district), Kozarnika Cave (Belogradchik district); single layer open air site at Chuchura (western Rhodopes)

Publications:

Monograph sections:
M. Gurova. Chalcolithic site of Kosharna: Flint assemblages. В: Д. Чернаков (ред.). Кошарна. Селище и некропол. Археологически проучвания 2006-2010. Русе, 2012, 115-131.
M. Gurova. Les assemblages en silex d’Ilipinar. IIe partie: Aspects fonctionnels. In: J. Roodenberg, S. A Roodenberg (eds.), Life and Death in a Prehistoric Settlement in Northwest Anatolia. The Ilipinar Excavations, Volume III. Leiden: NINO, 2008, 269-314.
M. Гюрова. Kаменни артефакти. В: С. Торбатов (ред.), Скалният комплекс Водна-Тъмно край Табачка. Археологическо проучване. Русе, 2007, 59-63.
M. Gurova. Feuersteinartefakte. Functionanalyse. In: S. Hiller, V. Nikolov (Hrsg.). Karanovo, IV, Die Ausgrabungen im Nordsud-Schnitt, 1993-1999. Wien, 2005, 387-409, Taf. 215-220.
М. Gurova. Feursteininventar aus Sondage O 19 in Tell Karanovo: typologische und funktionale Analyse. In: S. Hiller, V. Nikolov (Hrsg.). Karanovo, II, De Ausgrabungen in O19. Wien, 2002, 149-175.
M. Gurova. Mobilier en silex de la necropole Dourankulak - analyse fonctionnelle. In: H. Todorova (Hrsg.). Durankulak, Band. II, Teil 1, Die prahistorischen Graberfelder von Duranlkulak. Sofia, 2002, 247-256.
M. Гюрова. Кремъчна колекция от Ваксево – типологическо описание и трасологически анализ. - В: С. Чохаджиев (ред.). Ваксево, Праисторически селища. В. Търново, 2001, 22-33.
M. Gurova. Analyse fonctionnelle des assemblages en silex d’Ilipinar, phases X et IX. In: J. Roodenberg, L. Thissen (eds.). The Ilipinar Excavation II, Pihans 93. Leiden, 2001, 297-325.
M. Gurova. Gebrauchsspurenanalyse des neolithischen Feuersteininventars. In: S. Hiller, V. Nikolov (Hrsg.). Karanovo, I, Die Ausgrabungen im Sudsektor 1984-1992, Salzburg - Sofia, 1997, 363 - 375.
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Б. Гайдарска, М. Гюрова, Д. Чернаков, Е. Блейк, Д. Чапман 2012. Колективна находка отот селищна могила №1 до кошарна: поглед от различна интерпретационна позоция. В: Д. Чернаков (ред.). Кошарна. Селище и некропол. Археологически проучвания 2006-2010. Русе, 2012, 168-192.

Studies:
M. Gurova. Tribulum inserts in ethnographic and archaeological perspective: case studies from Bulgaria and Israel. Lithic Technology, 2013, 38/3, 179-201.
M. Gurova
. Establishing the identity of Bulgaria's first farmers - a new perspective. Achaeologia Bulgarica, 2, 2012, 1-26.
М. Gurova. ‘Balkan Flint’ – fiction and/or trajectory to Neolithization: Evidence from Bulgaria. Be-JA, 1, 2012, 15-49.
M. Gurova. Chipped-stone assemblage from the prehistoric site at Harmanli. - Studia Praehistorica 13, 2010, 169-195.
M. Gurova. Towards an understanding of Early Neolithic populations: a flint perspective from Bulgaria. Documenta Praehistorica 35, 2008, 111-129.
M. Гюрова. Праисторическите земеделски сечива – индикатори на неолитизационния процес. В: М. Гюрова (ред.). Праисторически открития в България: Новите предизвикателста. София, 2008, 39-55.
M. Gurova. Outils agricoles des assemblages neolithiques en silex de la Bulgarie - un contexte plus large. BAR International Series 1303. Oxford, 2004, 37-51.
M. Gurova. Elements de tribulum de la Bulgarie - references ethnographiques et contexte prehistorique. Archaeologia Bulgarica V, 2001, 1, 1 -19.
M. Gurova. Analyse fonctionnelle des assemblages gravettiens du Willendorf II (Autriche). Archaeologia Bulgarica II, 1998, 1, 29-53.
M. Gyurova. Use-wear Analysis: Two Late Palaeolithic Sites.  In: D. Bailey, I. Panayotov (eds.). Prehistoric Bulgaria, Monographs in World Archaeology, N 22, Madison Winsconsin, 1995, 55-72.
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B. Gaydarska, M. Gurova, D. Chernakov, E. Blake and J. Chapman 2012. A place to live, a place to bury and a place to hoard: Understanding deposition on and off the Bulgarian tell of Kosharna. Archaeologia Bulgarica, 2, 2012, 27-58.

Papers / Book chapters:
M. Gurova, C. Bonsall, B. Bradley, E. Anastassova. Approaching prehistoric skills: experimental drilling in the context of bead manufacturing. Be-JA, 2, 2013, 201-221.
M. Gurova.
Towards the Meaning of Flint Grave Goods: A case study from Bulgaria. In: A. Comsa, C. Bonsall, L. Nikolova (eds.). Facets of the Past. The Challenge of the Вalkan Neo-Eneolithic (Proceedings of the International Symosium Celebrating the 85th Birth Anniversary of Eugen Comsa, 6-12 October 2008, Bucharest, Romania). Bucharest, 2013, 375-393.
M. Gurova
. Analyse traceologiques de cinq lames de faucille su site d’Aubechies «Goron Maton». In: D. Smith (ed.) Habitats du Neolitique ancien en Hainout occidental (Ath et Beloeil, Belgique): Ormeignies «Le Pilori»  et Aubechies «Coron Maton». Namur : SPW, IPW, 2012, 222-224.
М. Gurova. Prehistoric Flint assemblages from Bulgaria: a raw material perspective. In. M. Niagu (ed.) East and West. Culture and Civilization at the Lower Danube. Calarasi: Editura DAIM, 2011, 96-115.
М. Gurova. Chalcolithic Flint Assemblages: Trajectory to the Regional Diversity/Similarity. In: Y. Boyadzhiev, S. Terziiska-Ignatova (eds.). The Golden Fifth Millennium. Thrace and its Neighbour Areas in the Chalcolithic. Sofia: NIAM-BAS, 2011, 275-284.
М. Гюрова. Етнографски и археологически дикани: трансрегионална перспектива. Be-JA, 1, 2011, 1-39.
М. Gurova. Early Neolithic site of Kovacevo: A case study of  ‘Balkan Flint’ formal toolkit. Studia Preahistorica 14, 2011, 71-81.
M. Gurova. A Late Chalcolithic Flint Assemblage from the Site of Kosharna, Russe District. In: S. Mills, P. Mirea (eds.). The Lower Danube in Prehistory: Landscape Changes and Human-Environment Interactions. Bucuresti: Editura Renaissance, 2011, 179-196.
M. Gurova. Dichotomy or convergence of prehistoric agricultural flint tools (tibulum): Case studies from Israel and Bulgaria. Albright News 15, 2010, Jerusalem: AIAR, 9.
М. Gurova. Connotations fonctionnelles des grandes lames chalcolithiques : Exemple de la Bulgarie. Archaeologia Bulgarica, 2010, XIV, 2, 1-10.
М. Гюрова. Кремъчният фактор в неолитизационния дебат. В: Б. Петрунова, А. Аладжов, Е. Василева (ред.). LAUREA. In honorem Margaritae Vaklinova (Книга II). София, 2009, 1-14.
M. Gurova. Outillages lithiques prehistoriques de la Bulgarie et le probleme de ‘fossiles directeurs’. In: G. Kourtessi-Philippakis (ed.), La prehistoire du Sud-Est Europeen: traditions et innovations. (Etudes balkaniques 15). Paris, De Boccard, 2008, 161-175.
M. Gurova. Connotation fonctionnelle du mobilier funeraire en silex : exemple de la Bulgarie. In: M. Bailly H. Plisson (eds.). La valeur fonctionnelle des objets sepulcraux: actes de la table ronde d’Aix-en-Provence 25-27 octobre 2006, Prehistoire Anthropologie Mediterraneennes vol. 14. Aix-en-Provence, APPAM, 2008, 121-134.
М. Gurova. Typology, function, use-wear and context: where is the common vision? In: Prehistoric Technology 40 years later: Functional Studies and the Russian Legacy, Proceedings of the International Congress Verona (Italy), 20-23 April 2005. BAR International Series 1783, 2008, 539-543.
M. Гюрова. Кремъчни артефакти от Свиленград. В: В. Николов, Г. Нехризов, Ю. Цветкова (ред.) Спасителни археологически разкопки по трасето на железопътната линия Пловдив – Свиленград през 2005 г. В. Търново, 2008, 527-533.
М. Гюрова. Кремъчна колекция от Перперикон: символни и утилитарни внушения. Годишник на Националния Археологически музей, 11, 2007, 7-15.
М. Гюрова. Кремъчен ансамбъл от ямно светилище от желязната епоха и селище от ранната бронзова епоха при Свиленград. В: В. Николов, Г. Нехризов, Ю. Цветкова. Археологически разкопки по трасето на железопътната линия Пловдив-Свиленград през 2004 г. В. Търново: Фабер, 2006, 512-517.
М. Gurova. Functional Aspects of the Early Neolithic Flint Assemblages from Bulgaria and NW Anatolia. In: I. Gatsov, H. Schwarzberg (eds.). Aegean - Marmara - Black Sea: the Present State of research on the Early Neolithic. Langenweissbach, 2006, 157-175.
М. Gurova. Prehistoric flints as grave goods/hoards: functional connotations. Archaeologia Bulgarica, X, 2006, 1, 1-14.
М. Gurova. Elements de faucilles neolithiques en silex de la Bulgarie: evidence et contexte. Archaeologia Bulgarica IX, 2005, 1, 1-14.
М. Гюрова. Кремъчните артефакти в контекста на диагностичните находки. Годишник на Департамент Археология, НБУ, VI, 2005, 88-103.
M. Gurova. Die Feuerstenartefakte im kontext der diagnostischen Fund. In: V. Nikolov, K. Bacvarov (Hrsg.). Von Domica bis Drama. Gedenkschrift fur Jan Lichardus, Sofia, 2004, 181-189.
M. Gurova. Evolution and Retardation: Flint Assemblages from Tell Karanovo. In: V. Nikolov, K. Bacvarov, P. Kalchev (eds.). Prehistoric Thrace, Sofia-St. Zagora, 2004, 239-253.
M. Gurova. Mаtieres premieres et traceologie: trajectoires implicites. In: T. Tsonev, E. Montagnari- Kokeli (eds.). The Humanized Mineral World: Towards social and symbolic evaluation of prehistoric technologies in South Eastern Europe. Proceedings of the ESF workshop: Sofia 3-6 September 2003, ERAUL 103. Liege-Sofia, 2003, 59-65.
M. Гюрова. Кремъчен материал от обект Саите (Чирпанско). Годишник на Археологическия институт с музей, 2, 2002, 135-139.
M. Гюрова. Кремъчна колекция от праисторическото селище Михалич (разкопки 1998-1999). Годишник на Археологическия институт с музей, I, 2001, 192-203.
M. Гюрова. Функционален анализ на кремъчен ансамбъл от селищна могила Капитан Димитриево. Aрхеология, 3-4, 2001, 38-47.
M. Гюрова. Елементи от сърп и елементи от диканя – праисторически и етнографски контекст. В: В. Николов (ред.). Тракия и съседните райони през неолита и халколита. София, 2000, 133-139.
M. Gurova. Analyse fonctionnelle des assemblages en silex neolithiques de la region de Thrace (Bulgarie du sud). In: The recent archaeological approaches to the use-wear analysis and technical process. The first studies in Honor of S. A. Semenov. Abstracts of the international conference dedicated to the 100th annivarsary of S. A. Semenov. St.-Petersburg, 1999, 43-44.
M. Гюрова. Трасологически анализ на раннонеолитни кремъчни колекции от Тракия. Старини, 2, 1999, 66-76.
M. Gurova. Microwear study of Flint Assemblage from the Late Palaeolithic Site Orphei I in the Rhodopes. In: M. Stefanovic, H. Todorova, H. Hauptman (eds.). James Harvey Gaul - in memoriam, Sofia, 1998, 1-11.
M. Гюрова. Терминологични въпроси и трасологични изследвания. Годишник на Департамент Археология, НБУ, II-III, 1996, 88-96.
M. Гюрова. Основни комплeкси от признаци на употреба (износване) върху кремъчните артефакти. В: С. Ангелова, И. Гацов (ред.). Началото, София, 1994, 131-137.
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Б. Атанасов, И. Гацов, М. Гюрова, П. Неделчева. Кремъчни артефакти от селището от късната бронзова епоха на Големия остров в дуранкулашкото езеро, Североизточна България. Състояние на проучванията. Годишник на Департамент Археология, VII, София, 2012, 48-67.
S. Ivanova, M. Gurova, N. Spassov, V. Popov, J. Makedonska, Tz. Tzankov, D.  Strait. Preliminary findings of the Balkan Paleo project: evidence of human activity at the “gateway” of Europe during the Late Pleistocene. Be-Ja, 2, 2012, 1-24.
S. Terziiska-Ignatova, M. Gurova. Finds from the Neolithic settlements Apriltsi. In. M. Niagu (ed.) East and west. Culture and Civilization at the Lower Danube. Calarasi 2011: Editura DAIM, 49-58.
A. Mateos, S. Ivanova, М. Gurova, A. Perez-Gonzalez, J. Rodriguez Mendez, N. Spassov, A. Tarrino Vinagre, Tz. Tzankov. Eastern Rhodopes (Sur de Bulgaria): en la Ruta de las Migraciones Humanas en el Pleistoceno de Eurasia. Informes y Trabajos 5. Excavaciones en el exterior 2009, IPCE, Instituto Cultural de Espana. Ministerio de Cultura, 2011, 16-25.
C. Bonsall, M. Gurova, C. Hayward, Ch. Nachev, N.J.G. Pearce. Characterization of ‘Balkan flint’ artefacts from Bulgaria and the Iron Gates using LA-ICP-MS and EPMA. Интердисциплинарни изследвания, XXII- XXIII, 2010, 9-18.
M. Gurova, C. Bonsall. ‘Balkan flint’ in south-eastern European prehistory: chronological, cultural and social perspectives. The European Archaeologist, 32, 2009/2010, 30.
M. Gurova, S. Ivanova. The rock shelter of  Arkata, Eastern Rhodopes: Preliminary archaeological report.  In: R. I. Kostov, B. Gaydarska, M. Gurova (eds.). Geoarchaeology and Archaeomineralogy. Proceedings of the International Conference, 29-30 October 2008, Sofia. Sofia, 2008, 22-28.
M. Gurova, Ch. Nachev. Formal Early Neolithic Flint Toolkits: Archaeological and Sedimеntological Aspects.  In: R. I. Kostov, B. Gaydarska, M. Gurova (eds.). Geoarchaeology and Archaeomineralogy. Proceedings of the International Conference, 29-30 October 2008, Sofia. Sofia, 2008, 29-35.
Y. Boyadziev, M. Gurova. Mobilier funeraire de nouveau-nes et d’enfants: cas d’etude de la Bulgarie. In: Proceedings of the XV World Congress of UISPP, Lisbon, 4-9.09.2006., Vol 24. BAR International Series 1832, 2008, 87-94.
Я. Бояджиев, М. Гюрова, К. Бояджиев, Д. Такорова, А. Андонова. Праисторическо селище  “Чавдарова чешма” – Симеоновград. В: В. Николов, Г. Нехризов, Ю. Цветкова (ред.). Спасителни археологически разкопки по трасето на железопътната линия Пловдив - Свиленград през 2005 г. В. Търново, 2008, 95-137.
M.  Gurova, J. Chabot. Typologie, fonction, traces d'usure et contexte: ou est le juste milieu? Exemples de Bulgarie, de Troie et de Mesopotamie septentrionale. BAR International Series 1700, 2007, 75-87.
B. Gaydarska, J. Chapman, I. Angelova, M. Gurova, S. Yanev. Breaking, making and trading: the Omurtag Eneolithic Spondylus hoard. Archaeologica Bulgarica VIII, 2004, 2, 11-35.
В. Николов, Д. Карастоянова, М. Гюрова. Селищна могила Капитан Димитриево: проучване на раннохалколитния пласт. Археология 1, 2002, 1, 5-19.
I. Gatsov, M. Gurova. Some Remarks on the Chipped - Stone Industries of the Earliest Neolithic Culture in Bulgaria. In: Problems of the Stone Age in the Old World, Jubilee Book Dedicated to Professor Janusz K. Kozlowski. Krakow, 2001, 249-264.
J. Lichardus, I. Gatsov, M. Gurova, I. Iliev. Geometric Microliths from the Middle Neolithic Site Drama-Gerena (southeast Bulgaria) and the Problem of Mesolithic Tradition in south-eastern Europe. Eurasia Antiqua 6, 2000, 1-12.
M. Gurova, I. Gatsov. Research Problems of the Early Neolithic Flint Assemblages from Thrace (Bulgaria). In: S. Hiller, V. Nikolov (Hrsg.). Karanovo, III, Beitrage zum Neolithikum in Sudosteuropa. Wien, 2000, 155-163.
И. Гацов, М. Гюрова. Изследване на кремъчни артефакти от раннонеолитния пласт на Адмашката селищна могила край Стара Загора. Известия на музеите от Югоизточна България, XIX, 1998, 7-20.
М. Гюрова, И. Гацов. Новото в изследването на праисторическите каменни ансамбли. В: И. Панайотов, С. Ангелова, И. Гацов (ред.). Човекът зад находките. Археологията днес и утре. София, 1997, 1-13.
M. Giourova, V. Stchelinski. Etude traceologique des outillages gravettiens et epigravettiens. In: B. Ginter, J. Kozlovski, H. Laville (eds.). Temnata Cave. Excavations in Karlukovo Karst Area, Bulgaria, vol. 1, part 2. Krakow, 1994, 123-168.

Articles in series AOR (Archaeological discoveries and excavations):
М. Гюрова. Кремъчни артефакти от издирванията на археологически обекти по трасето на газопровод „Южен поток“. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2012 г. София, 2013, 602-605.
М. Гюрова
. Кремъчни артефакти от регистрираните археологически обекти по трасето на газопровод Набуко. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2011 г. София, 2012, 595-597.
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М. Гюрова, С. Иванова, П. Андреева, Х. Киселинов. Издирвания на археологически обекти в област Русе (общини Две Могили, Бяла, Иваново, Ветово, Борово и Русе). Археологически открития и разкопки през 2012 г. София, 2013, 525-527.
М. Гюрова
, С. Иванова, П. Андреева, Х. Киселинов, Б. Матева, Д. Дилов. Издирвания на археологически обекти в област Разград (общини Разград, Кубрат, Исперих и Цар Калоян). Археологически открития и разкопки през 2012 г. София, 2013, 527-530.
С. Иванова, М. Гюрова, Н. Спасов, Л. Христова, Б. Гяурова, Ж. Македонска, Е. Анастасова, Е. Маринова, Дж. Ходжкинс, Кр. Милър, Д. Страйт. Археологически проучвания в пещерата Магура. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2012 г. София, 2013, 34-37.
Д. Чернаков, М. Гюрова. Археологически разкопки на селищна могила до с. Бъзовец, община Две Могили. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2012 г. София, 2013, 64-67.
С. Венелинова, М. Гюрова, Н. Карастоянова. Археологически разкопки на халколитната селищна могила при с. Иваново, Шуменско. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2012 г. София, 2013, 69-71.
М. Гюрова
, С. Иванова, П. Андреева, М. Павликовски. Издирване на археологически обекти в област Плевен. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2011 г. София, 2012, 510-513.
М. Гюрова, С. Иванова, П. Андреева, М. Павликовски. Издирване на археологически обекти в област Видин. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2011 г. София, 2012, 513-515.
М. Гюрова, С. Иванова, П. Андреева, М. Павликовски. Издирване на археологически обекти в област Враца. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2011 г. София, 2012, 515-517.
С. Иванова, М. Гюрова, Н. Спасов. Проучване на плейстоценските седименти в пещерата Магурата. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2011 г. София, 2012, 32-34.
С. Венелинова, М. Гюрова. Издирване на археологически обекти южно от язовир Тича в землищата на селата Тушовица, Бяла река и Нова Бяла река, общ. Върбица. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2011 г. София, 2012, 526-528.
С. Венелинова, М. Гюрова. Ц. Попова, П. Зидаров, Н. Карастоянова. Археологически разкопки на халколитната селищната могила при с. Иваново, Шуменско през 2011. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2011 г. София, 2012, 72-75.
С. Иванова, М. Гюрова, Н. Спасов, В. Попов. Сондажни археологически проучвания в пещерния комплекс Леярните, село Маджарово, община Малко Търново. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2010 г. София, 2011, 31-34.
С. Венелинова, М. Гюрова, Цв. Попова, П.  Зидаров. Археологически разкопки на халколитната селищна могила при с. Иваново, Шуменско. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2010 г. София, 2011, 73-77.
С. Иванова, М. Гюрова, Ц. Цанков, В. Попов, Н. Спасов. Сондажно археологическо проучване в скалния пещерен комплекс Арката, Източни Родопи. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2009 г. София, 2010, 29-32.
К. Бъчваров, М. Тонкова, П. Лещаков, П. Калчев, П. Караилиев,  Ц. Попова, М. Гюрова, П. Зидаров, К. Максуини, М. Янева. Спасителни разкопки на ритуални комплекси от коснонеолитната, ранножелязната, късножелязната и римската епоха при с. Сърнево, Радневско (Обект 5, ЛОТ 2, АМ „Тракия”, КМ 226+600 – КМ 226+850). Археологически открития и разкопки през 2009 г. София, 2010, 47-51.
И. Сотиров, Т. Стефанова, П. Гатев, М. Гюрова. Спасителни проучвания край с. Езеро, Новозагорско, Обект 3, КМ 244+900 – 245+300, ЛОТ 3 по трасето на АМ „Тракия”. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2009 г. София, 2010, 52-54.
М. Класнаков, Г. Самичкова, М. Гюрова. Сондажни пазкопки на селищна могила Бургас. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2009 г. София, 2010, 61-64.
С. Венелинова, М. Гюрова. Археологически разкопки на селищната могила при с. Иваново, Шуменско. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2009 г. София, 2010, 68-71.
Д. Чернаков, М. Гюрова. Археологически разкопки на селищна могила и некропол до с. Кошарна, Русенско. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2009 г. София, 2010, 73-75.
И. Илиев, Ч. Кирилов, Т. Стефанова, М. Гюрова. Спасително археологическо проучване на  Обект №1, КМ 276+950 – 277+150, ЛОТ 4 по трасето на АМ „Тракия” в землището на с. Хаджидимитрово, община Тунджа, област Ямбол. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2009 г. София, 2010, 101-103.
С. Иванова, М. Гюрова. Сондажно археологическо проучване в скалния навес Арката, Източни Родопи. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2008 г. София, 2009, 36-40.
Д. Чернаков, М. Гюрова. Археологически разкопки на селищна могила № 1 до с. Кошарна (Русенско). Археологически открития и разкопки през 2008 г. София, 2009, 90-93
М. Класнаков, Т. Стефанова, М. Гюрова. Сондажни разкопки на селищна могила Бургас през 2008. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2008 г. София, 2009, 77-80
Димитър Чернаков, Мария Гюрова. Аварийни археологически разкопки на селищна могила № 1 в местността “Кайнак дере”, с. Кошарна. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2007 г. София, 2008,  68-72.
Явор Бояджиев, Камен Бояджиев, Мария Гюрова. Археологическо проучване на селищна могила Карнобат. Археологически открития и разкопки през 2006 г. София, 2007, 21-24.

Book reviews:
M. Gurova. John Chapman, Bisserka Gaydarska. Parts and Wholes. Fragmentation in prehistoric context. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2007. Archaeologia Bulgarica, XII, 2008, 2, 85-87.
M. Гюрова. Н. Н. Скакун. Орудия труда и хозяйство древнеземледельческих племен Юго-восточной Европы в эпоху энеолита. 2006, Санкт-Петербург: „Нестор-История”. Археология, 2007, 1-4, 207-209.
M. Гюрова. Руслан Костов. Археоминералогия на неолитни и халколитни артефакти от България и тяхното значение в гемологията. 2007, София:  Издателска къща „Св. Иван Рилски”. Археология, 2007, 1-4, 206-207.
M. Gurova. Laurence Manolakakis. Les industries lithiques eneolithiques de Bulgarie. – Internationale Archaologie, Band 88. Rahden/Westf.: Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH,  2005. Archaeologia Bulgarica, XI, 2007, 2, 85-87).
М. Гюрова. Laurence Manolakakis. Les industries lithiques eneolithiques de Bulgarie. - Internationale Archaologie, Band 88. Rahden/Westf.: Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH,  2005. - Археология, 1-4, 2006, 248-250.

News:
M. Gurova. Пети археоинвест симпозиум: „Истории от камък”, Международен симпозиум за кремък и други обработвани материали, 20-24 август 2013, Яш, Румъния. Be-JA, 2, 2013, 351-356.
М. Гюрова
. Международна конференция по трасология, 10-12 октомври 2012, Фаро, Португалия. Be-Ja, 2, 2012, 141-145.
М. Гюрова. XVI конгрес на  Международния съюз за пра- и протоистория (UISPP), 4-10.09.2011, Флорианополис (Санта Катерина), Бразилия. Археология, 1, 2012, 132-134.
М. Гюрова. Международна конференция „The Lower Danube in Prehistory: Landscape Changes and Human-Environment Interactions”. Be-JA, 1, 2011, 155-159.
М. Гюрова. Международен семинар „Социални и културни измерения на употребата на оръдия: перспективи при избора”, Нант, 3-5 септември 2005.  Археология 1-4, 2005, 234-236.
М. Гюрова. Lаura Longo, Natalia Skakun (eds.). The Roots of Use-Wear Analysis: Selected papers of S. A. Semenov. Published in the occasion of the Congress “Prehistoric Technology” 40 years later: Functional Studies and the Russian Legacy. Verona, 20-23 April 2005. (Memorie del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona 2). Sezione scienze dell’uomo, 7. Verona, 2005. Археология 1-4, 2005, 202-205.
М. Гюрова. Международен конгрес ”Праисторическа технология” 40 години по-късно: Функционалните проучвания и руското наследство”, Верона, 20-23. 04. 2005. Проблемът Quo vadis пред една научна дисциплина. Археология 1-4, 2005, 230-232.
М. Гюрова. Първи българо-гръцки научен симпозиум „Родопите – древната и непозната планина”. Археология, 3-4, 2004, 117-120.
M. Гюрова. Работен семинар “Усвоеният свят на минералите: социална и символична оценка на праисторическите технологии в Югоизточна Европа”, София, 3-6.09.2003. Археология, 3, 2003, 69-70.
M. Гюрова. Международен симпозиум “ Праисторическа Тракия”, Стара Загора, 30.09-4.10.2003. Археология, 3, 2003, 70-73.
M. Гюрова. XLII Национална археологическа конференция, Каварна, 13-17 май. Археология, 2 , 2003, 65-67.
M. Гюрова. XL Национална археологическа конференция, Пещера, 21-23 май 2001. Aрхеология, 3-4, 2001, 80-83.
M. Гюрова. Национална конференция по праистория, Караново, 31.05 - 1.06. 1999. Старини, 2, 1999, 95-97.
M. Гюрова. Археологически проучвания през 1998 г. Секция по праистория. Aрхеология, 1-2, 1999, 129-130.
M. Гюрова. „Новокаменната епоха в Югоизточна Европа”. Международен симпозиум, Караново, 6-9 октомври 1997. Старини, 1, 1999, 117-118.
M. Gurova. Premiere reunion internationale du projet EARTH. Archaeologia Bulgarica III, 1999, 1, 89-90.
M. Гюрова. Научна конференция „Нови проучвания върху праисторията на българските земи”. Aрхеология, 3-4, 1998, 121-123.

Edited books:
2012 V. Nikolov, K. Bachvarov. M. Gurova (eds). Festschrift for Marion Lichardus-Itten. (Studia Praehistorica 14). Sofia.
2008 M. Gurova (ed.). Prehistoric Research in Bulgaria: New Challenges (In Bulgarian with English abstracts). Sofia.
2008 R.I. Kostov, B. Gaydarska, M. Gurova (eds.). Geoarchaeology and Archaeomineralogy. Proceedings of the International Conference, 29-30 October 2008 Sofia”. Sofia: Publishing House “St. Ivan Rilski”.

Teaching experience
1995-1999 Seminars and Lectures at the New Bulgarian University – Department of Archaeology, MA program:
ARCH 604: Practical Observation of Flint Tools
ARCH 709: Use-wear Analysis of Flint Artifacts

Lectures
November 2013
Balkan Valley Project II: Excavation at Magura Cave. Lecture at the American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS)
July 2013
Трасология: от конкретных проблем к общим тенденциям. Lecture at the Institute of Material Culture History, St Petersburg – Russian Academy of Sciences
March 2013
Prehistoric Flint Assemblages from Bulgaria: Raw Material and Diagnostic Features in Diachronic Perspective. Lecture at the American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS)
September 2012
ERASMUS lecture course in the frame of: ACTIVIDADES ACADEMICAS DE ENCERRAMENTO DO ANO LECTIVO, Instituto Politechnico de Tomar and  Prehistoric Art Museum of Macao, Portugal
1. Approaching prehistoric skills: experimental drilling in the context of bead manufacturing
2. Chalcolithic flint assemblages from north-eastern Bulgaria: raw material as a factor in knapping techniques
3. Symbolic versus utilitarian: flint tools in the context of sites, hoards, burial places, etc.
4. Rescue archaeological investigations: a great opportunity or a high-risk research limitation
5. Cultural heritage and national identity: the role and place of archaeology as an educational instrument
December 2011
Flint toolkits as cultural hallmarks: Case studies from Bulgaria and Southern Levant. Lecture at the Institute of Archaeology, RAS, Bucharest, Romania
February 2011
Dichotomy or convergence of prehistoric agricultural flint tools (tribulum). Lecture at Edinburgh University, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Edinburgh, UK
February 2011
The ‘Superblade’ phenomenon: technological, utilitarian and symbolic features. Lecture at Durham University, Department of Archaeology, Durham, UK
June 2010
ERASMUS lecture course in the frame of: ACTIVIDADES ACADÉMICAS DE ENCERRAMENTO DO ANO LECTIVO, Instituto Politéchnico de Tomar, Portugal:
1. Continuity of the Neolithisation debate: Lithic Perspective from the Balkans
2. The flint tools as diagnostic cultural indicators: Case study from Bulgaria
3. Flint knapping experimentation: between archaeology, hobby and marketing
4. Super blades phenomenon: Technological, utilitarian and symbolic features
5. Resilience and revival of tribulum inserts production: Cognitive insight of the prehistoric technology
6. Dichotomy or convergence of prehistoric agricultural flint tools (tribulim): Case studies from Bulgaria and Israel
Мay 2010 Dichotomy or convergence of prehistoric agricultural flint tools (tribulum): case studies from Israel and Bulgaria. Lecture at Albright Institute (American Institute for Archaeological Research), Jerusalem, Israel
October 2009
Towards an Understanding of Early Neolithic Populations: A Flint perspective from Bulgaria. Lecture in the framework of the lecture curse of American Research Centre (ARC), Sofia
April 2009
Prehistoric flint assemblages: methodology, diagnostic and interpretation. Lecture in the framework of the Doctoral school, organised by NIAM, BAS
October 2008
Prehistoric flint technologies in the context of the cognitive archaeology. Lecture in the framework of the NAIM Project “Bulgarian contribution in the treasury of the European cultural heritage”
July 2008
ISSEP (International Summer School on European Prehistory) – Nurri, Sardinia:
- Continuity of the Neolithisation debate: Lithic Perspective from the Balkans
- Could be flint tools conceived as diagnostic cultural indicators: case study from Bulgaria
- Flint knapping experimentation: between archaeology, hobby and marketing
August 2006
“Kovačevo - industrie lithique”. Lecture at Bulgarian-French Kovačevo expedition team
June 2005
Prehistoric flint assemblages from Bulgaria and north-west Anatolia. Lecture at the Archaeological Forum, Faculty of Archaeology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
December 2004
Use-wear analysis: fiction, necessity or luxury. Lecture at the Department of Archaeology, New Bulgarian University
Оctober 2003
Use-wear analysis: fiction, necessity or luxury. Lecture at the SEMINARIUM ARCHAEOLOGICUM TIRNOVENSE, University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
December 1999
Analise tracéologique des assemblages du néolithiqyue ancient de la Bulgarie. Lecture at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbоnne), Paris, France
November 1999
Analyse fonctionnelle d’assemblages en silex de Thrace (Bulgarie du sud). Lecture at the Laval University (Departement of Archaeology), Quebec, Canada
September 1999
Activités agricoles néolithiques de la Bulgarie du sud. Lecture at the Laboratory of Archaeology at the Institute Mila i Fontanals (CSIC), Barcelone, Spain
November 1997
Use-wear analysis: a case study from Bulgaria. Lecture at the Department of Anthropology, Masaryk Unicersity, Brno, Czech republic

Symposia Presentations
2013
- 20th Neolithic Seminar: “The transition to farming in Eurasia: Changing Interpretative paradigms”, 8-9 November, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Со-author presentation (with C. Bonsall): Pre-Neolithic in Bulgarian perspective: absence vs evidence?
- EAA 19th Annual Meeting, 4-8 September 2013, Pilzen, Czech Republic. Presentation: A particular Neolithic toolkit from Bulgaria: raw material, techno-typological and functional connotations”
- 5th Arheoinvest Symposium ‘Stories Written in Stone, 20-24 August 2013, Iasi, Romania. Member of the Scientific Committee of the symposium and contributor with paper “A distinctive type of flint in Early Neolithic Balkans: Balkan Flint in Bulgarian context” and co-author poster (with. P. Andreeva and E. Stefanova) “Flint raw materials and artifacts from NE Bulgaria: a combined petrographic and LA-ICP-MS study”
- 78th SAA Annual Meeting, April 3-7, 2013, Honolulu, Hawaii (USA). Со-author presentation (M. Gurova, C. Bonsall, B. Bradley, E. Anastassova): Experimental approach to prehistoric drilling and bead manufacturing
- Second postgraduate conference “Investigations of the cultural heritage: challenges and perspectives”, 28-29.11.2013, NIAM, Sofia. Presentation: Holocene flint assemblages from Bulgaria: diachronic perspective and diagnostic categories
- LII National Archaeological Conference, Hisaria, 28-31.05.2013. Presentation: Survey for identification of archaeological sites and associated flint outcrops

2012
- Use-Wear 2012, International conference on Use-Wear analysis, University of Algarve (Faro, Portugal), 10-12.10.2012. Presentation: „Cereal polish: diagnosis, challenge or confusion”
- First International Symposium: Ancient Cultures in South-east Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. Megalithic Monuments and Cult Practices, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, October 11-14. Co-author (with G. Kabakcheva and R.I. Kostov) poster presentation: Three Amphibole-bearing (including glaucophane) Artifacts from the Region of Ivailovgrad (Еastern Rhodopes, Southern Bulgaria)
- 77th Annual Meeting of Society of American Archaeology, Memphis, Tennessee (USA), April 18-22.04.2012. Со-author presentation (C. Bonsall, C. Pickard, P. Groom, L. Bartosiewicz and M. Gurova): „What’s in a Midden? Changing perceptions of the Mesolithic in Western Scotland”
- LI National Archaeological Conference, Burgas, 29.05-1.06.2012

2011

- First doctoral conference “Scientific aspects of the cultural heritage: challenges and perspectives”, 27-28.11.2011, NIAM, Sofia. Presentation: Experiment as cognitive approach in Archaeology
- International Conference "Culture and Civilization in the Lower Danube. East and West”. Calarasi-Rousse, 12-14.10.2011. Presentation: Prehistoric Flint Assemblages from Bulgaria: a Raw Material Perspective
- EAA 17th Annual Meeting, Oslo, Norway, 14-18.09.2011, Presentation: Bonsall. M. Gurova: Lithic scatters in the Mesolithic of Northern Britain: a valuable archaeological resource or just a load of rubbish
- XVI International Congress of UISPP, Florianopolis, Brazil, 4-10.09.2011, Presentation: M. Gurova. C. Bonsall, et al.: Approaching prehistoric skills: experimental drilling in the context of bead manufacturing
- International Table Round “Neolithisation of the Struma valley and neighbouring regions”, 8 -10. 06. 2011, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Presentation: Flint factor in the Neolithisation of Strimon valley: Case study of the EN site of Kovacevo
- L National Archaeological Conference, Sofia, 26-28.05.2011

2010
- International Conference “The Lower Danube in prehistory: landscape changes and human-environment interactions”, 3-5.11.2010, Alexandria, Romania. Presentation: Late Chalcolithic Flint Asemblages from the site Kosharna, Russe District
- EAA 16th Annual Meeting, Hague, The Netherlands, 1-5-09.2010. Presentation: Flint toolkits as cultural hallmarks: Case studies from the Balkans and the Southern Levant
- 7th International Congress of the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE)- 12-16 of April, British Museum and the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Workshop N5: Near Easter Lithic Assemblages in the Bronze Age (Оrganizer: Рrof. S. Rosen, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Presentation: Dichotomy or convergence of prehistoric tribulum inserts: Trans-regional comparative analysis

2009
- International Workshop “Eastern Rhodopes: en la ruta de las migrationes humanas en Pleistoceno de Eurasia”, in the framework of the Spanish-Bulgarian project “Coordinación de estudios sobre las primeras ocupaciones humanas en Eurasia: intercambios científicos Bulgaria – España”. 30 October- 3 December 2009, CENIEH, Burgos, Spain. Presentation: Early humans remains from the Rhodopes: perspective of the research
- International conference “Golden V millennium BC. Thrace and neighbouring regions during Chalcolithic”, 27-30 October 2009, Yundola, Bulgaria. Presentation: Chalcolithic Flint Assemblages: Trajectory to the Regional Diversity/Similarity”
- EAA 15th Annual Meeting, 15-21 September 2009, Riva del Garda, Italy: Оrganiser of the session “Balkan Flint” in SE European Prehistory: Chronological, Cultural and Social Perspectives”, co-organisers Prof. C. Bonsall (UK), Dr. B. Voytek (USA), Dr. D. Borić (Serbia/UK). Presentations:”Introduction” and: “Archaeological background of the ‘Balkan flint’ problem: evidence from Bulgaria”
- XLVIII National Archaeological Conference, Kiustendil, Bulgaria, 18-21.05.2009
- Editorial meeting of team 2 of EARTH project (Early Agricultural Remnants and Technical Heritage – ESF), Juan-les-Pins, France, 26.02 – 04.03.2009

2008
- Co-organisers of the International conference Geoarchaeology and Archaeomineralogy. Impact of Earth Sciences in the Study of material Culture, Sofia, 29-30 October 2008. Presentations: Formal Early Neolithic Flint Toolkits: archaeological and Sedimentological aspects (co-author Ch. Nachev), and: The rock shelter of Arkata, Eastern Rhodopes: Preliminary archaeological report (co-author S. Ivanova)
- International conference “The Neo-Eneolithic Period in Ventral and South-Eastern Europe”. In honorem of the 85th Birth Anniversary of E. Comsa, Bucarest, 6-12 October 2008. Presentation: Toward the meaning of flint grave-goods: a case study from Bulgaria
- Organiser and participant at the Session “Cognition and the act of artifact production at 14th Annual Meeting 16-21 September 2008, Valletta, Malta. Co-irganisers Dr. G. Dimitriadis (Italy) & Dr. G. Nash (UK). Presentation: Resilience and revival of tribulum inserts production: cognitive insight of the prehistoric technology
- Participation as lecturer at ISSEP 2008 (International Summer School on European Prehistory) – Nurri, Sardinia. Titles of lectures:
- Continuity of the Neolithisation debate : Lithic Perspective from the Balkans;
- Could be flint tools conceived as diagnostic cultural indicators: case study from Bulgaria;
- Flint knapping experimentation: between archaeology, hobby and marketing
- Participation at the workshop in the frame of Spain-Bulgarian project “Coordinación de estudios sobre las primeras ocupaciones humanas en Eurasia: intercambios científicos Bulgaria – España”, Instituto Cervantes, Sofia, 15-19.04.2008
- EARTH Team 2 editorial meeting, Lipica, Slovenia, 20-23 June, 2008
- XLVII National Archaeological Conference, Shumen, 26-30.05.2008
- Participation at the table rounded “Stone messages”, organised by Dr. A. Raduncheva & S. Ivanova, Sofia, 17.01.2008

2007
- XIV Neolithic Seminar, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 3-6.11.2007. Neolithic Mind, Populations and Landscape. Title presentation: Into the Neolithic Populations, Through the Neolithic Mind and Beyond the Neolithic Landscape: Flint Perspective from Bulgaria
- International lecture course of European University Centre for Cultural Heritage, Ravello (Italy), 22-27.10.2007
- EARTH Team 2 meeting “Crisis, resiliance and revival” - Melos (Greece), 28-30. 09.2007. Title Presentation: Prehistoric technology in the option of crisis and revival: case-study from Bulgaria
- Table ronde Internationale „L’Europe, déjà, à la fin des temps préhistoriques”, Orléans (France), 10.09.2007. Presentation: Connotations fonctionnelles des grandes lames: Exemples de la Bulgarie
- EAA 13th Annual Meeting, Zadar, Croatia, 18-22 September 2007. Co-oraganiser (with Dr. D. Boric (UK) & Dr. P. Miracle (UK) at the Session “Identities of the Early Neolithic Balkans”. Presentation: Early Neolithic Settlers: A Flint Perspective from Bulgaria
- International meeting at Mogosoaia, Bucharest (Romania), 28-29. 07. 2007, Organized by the National University of Arts in Bucharest with members of the UISPP Neolithic commission and the UISPP commission on “Gestures-Technology-Experiment”
- XLVI National Archaeological Conference 28- 31.05.2006, Smolian, Bulgaria. Chair of the Prehistory Department session
- Presentation of Atapuerca project in Bulgaria, in cooperation with Cervantes Institute in Sofia and CENIEH, Burgos, 15.02.2007, Sofia
- EARTH Plenary Workshop ”Society and Agricultures: Stabolity and Continuity” - Granada (Spain), 9-11.02.2007

2006
- International conference “L’avenir du passé. Modernité de l’archéologie” organisé par INRAP, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France , 23-24.11.2006
- International conference The functional value of funerary artefacts (La valeur fonctionnelle des objets sépulcraux), Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme, Aix-en-Provence, France, 25-27.10.2006. Presentation: Connotation fonctionnelle du mobilier en silex funéraire : cas d’étude de la Bulgarie
- XV UISPP Congress – 2-10.09.2006, Lisbon, Portugal. Presentation: Mobilier funéraire de nouveaux-nés et d’enfants:cas d’étude de la Bulgarie (co-author Yavor Bojadžiev, Maria Gurova)
- EARTH Team 2 meeting Local knowledge and technological stability, Tafraoute – Morocco, 26–28.05.2006. Presentation: Dichotomy of the harvesting tools: Conservatism versus innovation
- National conference Prehistoric studies in Bulgaria: a new challenges, Peshtera, 26-29.04.2006. Presentation: Prehistoric agricultural tools as indicators of the Neolithisation
- EARTH Plenary meeting Agricultural decision-making, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2-6.02.2006. Presentation: Early Neolithic crop husbandry practices: Comparative study of flint and crop assemblages from Bulgaria (co-author Elena Marinova, Maria Gurova)

2005
- International Congress Prehistoric Technology 40 years later: Functional Studies and the Russian Legacy, Verona, Italy. Presentation: Typology, function, use-wear and context: Where is the common vision?
- International workshop of the EARTH programme (ESF) “The social and cultural dimensions of tool use: perspectives on choice”, Nantes, France. Presentation: Tribulum in retrospection: A review
- 10th Annual Meeting of European Association of Archaeologists, Cork, Ireland. Presentation: Prehistoric flints as hoards: a case study from Bulgaria

2004
- First Bulgarian-Greek symposium The Rhodopes – ancient and unknown mountain, Кardjali, Bulgaria. Presentation: Flint assemblage from Perperikon: symbolic and utilitarian connotations
- 10th Annual Meeting of European Association of Archaeologists, Lyon, France. Presentation: Tells in Bulgarian Thrace: Flint assemblages aspect

2003
- International symposium Prehistoric Thrace, Stara Zagora. Presentation: Evolution and Retardation: flint assemblages from Tell Karanovo
- International Exploratory workshop The Humanized Mineral World: towards social and symbolic evaluation of prehistoric tehnologies in South Eastern Europe, Sofia. Presentation: Metières premières et tracéologie: trajectoires implicites
- International symposium Cultural Heritage and Interregional Partnership in the Mediterranean, Palermo, Italy. Project proposal on behalf of the Director of the NIAM-BAS

2002
- 8th Annual Meeting of European Association of Archaeologists, Thessaloniki, Greece. Presentation: Functional Aspects of the Early Neolithic Flint Assemblages from Bulgaria and NW Anatolia

2001
- XIVème Congrès d’UISPP, Liège, Belgium. Presentation: Outils agricoles des assemblages néolithiques en silex de la Bulgarie - un contexte plus large

2000
- First International Conference Dedicated to the 100th Annivarsary of S. A. Semenov, St.-Petersburg, Russia. Presentation: Еléments du tribulum de la Bulgarie: accent sur le problème faucille-tribulum

1999
- National prehistoric conference “Thrace and the neighboring regions during the Neolithic and Chalcolithic”, Кaranovo, Bulgaria. Presentation: Sickle and tribulum inserts: prehistoric and ethnographic contexte
- Workshop Recherches actuelles sur le Néolithique/Chalcolithique Europeen at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbоnne), Paris, France. Presentation: Analise tracéologique des assemblages du néolithique ancient de la Bulgarie”
- Workshop Nouvelles recherches archéologiques at the Laval University (Departement of Archaeology), Quebec, Canada. Presentation: Analyse fonctionnelle d’assemblages en sileх de Thrace (Bulgarie du sud)
- Regional conference Prehistoric agricultute in Catalonia at Laboratoire d’Archéologie de l’Institut Mila I Fontanals (CSIC), Barcelone, Spain. Presentation: Activités agricoles néolithiques de la Bulgarie du sud

1998
- Constituent workshop of the EARTH (ESF), St.-Vallié, Valbonne, France. Presentation: Ethnographical and archaeological evidence of tribulum utilization in Bulgaria

1997
- Conference of the Prehistory Department of NIAM-BAS New Research on the Prehistory of Bulgaria, Sofia. Presentation: Use-wear analysis of the early Neolithic flint assemblages from Thrace, South Bulgaria
- International symposium Karanovo 1947-1997. Das Neolithikum in Südosteuropa, Каranovо. Presentation: Research Problems of the Early Neolithic Flint Assemblages from Thrace (Bulgaria)

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Haemus e-journal, Skopje
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Arheologicheski otkritiya i razkopki (AOR)
Since 2004
Razkopki i Prouchvaniya (RP), Sofia
Since 2004
Studia Praehistorica, Sofia
2001-2003
Arheologia (Sofia)
2001-2003
Arheologicheski otkritiya i Razkopki (AOR), Sofia

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Since 2013 Member of the Executive Board of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)
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Member of the Society of American Archaeologists (SAA)
Since 2009
Member (CHH status) of the Archaeometry team of “Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture”, Québec, Canada
Since 2008
Member of the Board of Bulgarian Association of Archaeologists
Since 2006
Member of 14th UISPP Commission: “Civilisation Néolithique en Europe”, Director – Prof. Jean Guilaine, Collège de France
Since 2005
Member of the NIAS Fellows Association (NFA)
Since 2002
Member of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)

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