Elka Anastassova

Address: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2 Saborna St., 1000 Sofia
Phone: +359 2 988 24 06
Employment, academic and research positions
2003-present Researcher at the Department of Prehistory, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS

Education and additional qualification
1995–1997 French Language study at the French Institute of Culture, Sofia
1991–1997 MA in Archaeology at the New Bulgarian University (NBU), Department of Archaeology; MA thesis: “Algorithm of Preparation and Exploitation of Nuclei of the Flint Assemblage of the Late Paleolithic Transformatora Site (West Rhodope Mountains) and Analysis of the Characteristic Features of the Chips Being a Waste Product of the Production and Semi Products for Tool Making”
1991–1992 Management and Trade Law at the at the NBU
1986–1990 Technical School of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Sofia; specialty – production automation

Areas of research interest: Prehistory; Paleolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Early Bronze age; flint and stone tools

Archaeological excavations and projects
2004 Tell Karanovo (Bulgaria); from early Neolithic to early Bronze Age; team member
2004 Tell Kapitan Dimitrievo (Bulgaria); from early Neolithic to early Iron Age; team member
2004 Tell Kran (Bulgaria); late Neolithic and early Bronze Age; team member
2004 Slatina-Sofia (Bulgaria); early Neolithic; team member
2003-2004 Golema Pesht Cave near Zdunye (Republic of Macedonia); middle and late Paleolithic, Epipaleolithic (?); team member
1996-2004 Kozarnika Cave (Bulgaria); early, middle and late Paleolithic, Neolithic, early Bronze age, Iron Age; team member
1999 Drama near Yambol (Bulgaria); from late Neolithic to Roman Period; trainee
1995 underwater excavations in Sozopol (Bulgaria); Early Bronze age; trainee
1995 Apollonia Necropolis in Sozopol (Bulgaria); trainee
1995-1996 Slatina-Sofia (Bulgaria); early Neolithic; trainee
1994 Temnata Cave near Karlukovo (Bulgaria), middle and late Paleolithic; trainee
1994 Koprivets near Russe (Bulgaria); Early Neolithic; trainee
1994 Magura Cave (Bulgaria); Pleistocene and Holocene periods; trainee
1994 Tsarevets near Mezdra (Bulgaria); prehistory, Iron Age, Middle Ages and Mediaeval Graffiti; trainee
1993 Durankulak (Bulgaria); Chalcolithic; trainee
1992 Kozareva mogila near Kableshkovo (Bulgaria), early and late Chalcolithic; trainee

Organizing experience
2004 Member of the Organizing Committee of the XLIII National Archaeological Conference, Sandanski, 25-28 May, 2004

French, Russian, English, Macedonian - reading only

Computer and technical skills
Word for Windows, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe IdDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Power Point, Corel Draw.

E. Anastasova. The stones ensembles from the early Neolithic settlement Galabnik, near by Pernik, SW Bulgarian. - In: Древнейшие общности земледельцев и скотоводов Северного Причерноморья (V тыс. до н.э. – V век н.э.). Материалы III Международной конференции Тирасполь, 5-8 ноября 2002 г., 2002, 29-33
E. Anastasova, J. Pavuk. Die Felssteingeräte aus der neolithishen in Gǎlǎbnik, Westbulgarien. Slovak Geological Magasin, 7, 2001, 4, 397-407.
С. Иванова, Н. Сираков, А. Лавил, В. Попов, Е. Анастасова, Ц. Цанова. Нови данни за средния и късния палеолит в карлуковския карст – пещера Скандална. - В: Годишник на Департамент Археология – НБУ/НАИМ, 4-5, 2000, 7-29.

Numismatics, Sphragistics & Epigraphy
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