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Dr. Alexey Gotsev Associate Professor

Address: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2 Saborna St., 1000 Sofia
Phone: +359 2 71 93 02
E-mail: alexaim@abv.bg
Employment, academic and research positions
Since 2004: Senior Research Associate 2nd degree, Department of Thracian Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - BAS
1995-2004 Research Associate 1st degree, Department of Thracian Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - BAS
1992-1995 Research Associate 2nd degree, Department of Thracian Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - BAS
1989-1992 Researcher, Department of Thracian Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - BAS
1984-85 Curator, Department of Archaeology, Museum of History, Pazardzhik.

Education and additional qualification
1990 PhD; PhD thesis: The Early Iron Age Culture in southeast Bulgaria 1985-1989 PhD student, Department of Thracian Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - BAS
1983 MA in History, specialization in Archaeology, St Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia
1976 Graduate of the Mathematics High School, Sofia

Organizing experience
Since 2004 Director of “Emporium Pistiros. Archaeological Excavations at Emporium Pistiros. Emporium Pistiros and its Territory. Archaeological Survey of West Rhodope Mountains and Upper Maritsa River Valley” International Project (Bulgarian, Czechoslovakian, English and French participants) (Bulgaria);
Since 1998 Director of the Bulgarian part of a Bulgarian-French project for an archaeological survey of the West Rhodope Mountains and the Upper Maritsa River valley (Bulgaria)
Director of “Complete Survey of Thracian ritual centers in the West Rhodope” (joint project with Neophit Rilski Southwest University, Blagoevgrad)

Languages
English, Russian – fluent
French – speaking

Computer and technical skills
Word for DOS, Windwos Write, MS Excel.

Research
Areas of research interest:
Thracian archaeology; ritual centers; site archaeology; archaeological surveys; pottery

Archaeological excavations and projects:
2004 Excavations at Emporium Pistiros (joint Bulgarian-Czechoslovakian-English expedition), field director
2004 Rescue excavations at the 1 mill. BC Thracian ritual site in the Yadenitsa dam lake, Belovo region (Bulgaria)
2004 Rescue excavations at site № 2 on the Plovdiv-Svilengrad railway near the village of Popovitsa, Plovdiv region (Bulgaria)
2003 Rescue excavations at a Thracian site near the village of Dragantsi, Karnobat region (Bulgaria), deputy director
2003 Trench excavations at a Thracian site near the village of Debrashtitsa, Pazardzhik region (Bulgaria), consultant
2002 Bulgarian-French team excavating at a Thracian cult site in Dolna Vesselitsa locality near the village of Semchinovo, Septemvri region (Bulgaria), director
2001 Rescue excavations of a burial mound near the village of Kalugerovo, Plovdiv region (Bulgaria), director
2000 Rescue excavations of a burial mound near the village of Krivnya, Provadia region (Bulgaria), director
2000 Rescue excavations at prehistoric and a Ist millennium BC site near the village of Rossen (Bulgaria), director
2000 Rescue excavations at the Ist millennium BC site near Zavet, Ruen region (Bulgaria), director
2000 Bulgarian-French team excavating a Thracian cult site in Chereshite locality near the village of Malko Belovo (Bulgaria), director
2000 Trench excavations at a Thracian sanctuary in Turlata locality near the town of Troyan (Bulgaria)
1999 Rescue excavations at a Ist millennium BC site near the village of Graf Ignatievo, Plovdiv region (Bulgaria), director
1999 Rescue excavations at a Ist millennium BC site near the village of Vrachantsi, Dobrich region (Bulgaria), deputy director

Books:
Гоцев А. 2003. Тракийски култови центрове от І хил. пр.н.е. в Западни Родопи. І Светилището при с. Бабяк 120 м.с. /под печат/
Гоцев А. 1990. Културата през ранножелязната епоха в Югоизточна България. Автореферат на дисертация. София 1990

Papers:
Гоцев, А. 1992. Керамика от ранножелязната епоха от крепостта Малкото кале при с. Равадиново, общ. Созопол. Археология 34: 4, 29-42. /с Домарадски, М., Карайотов, И./
Гоцев А. 1992. Проучвания на селищната система през ранножелязната епоха в Североизточна България. /in/ Хелис І. Гетските земи през бронзовата и желязната епоха. София 1992, 70-81
Гоцев, А. 1993. Проучвания на ранножелязната епоха във водосборния район на р. Сазлийка - резултати и проблеми. /In/ Б. Борисов (ed.) Марица Изток. Археологически проучвания, т. II, София 1994, 137-142.
Гоцев А. 2001. “Тракийска археология” - в “Археология”, ХLII, 2001, кн. 3-4, 88-91
Гоцев А. 2002. Проучване на тракийската култура по поречията на Струма и Места през I хилядолетие пр.н.е. и перспективите на новото време. /В/ Културата и предизвикателствата на новия век.Годишник на Югозападен Университет. Факултет по изкуствата, Том първи. Благоевград 2002. 89-93
Гоцев А. 2003 /рец./ Г. Китов, Д. Агре. Въведение в тракийската археология. София, 2002, 430 с. Археология 2003, кн. 1, 60-64
Гоцев А. 2003. Проучване на тракийски култови центрове от І-во хилядолетие пр.н.е. в Западни Родопи /по археологически данни/. Сакрално пространство в Древна Тракия. Университетско издателство “Неофит Рилски”. Благоевград 2003, 7- 46
Гоцев А. Тракийски култов обект на връх Турла до гр. Троян. Археология 2003, 3, 21-30 /съвместно с И. Христов/
Gotzev A. 1990. Asezarea preistorica de la Hotovo /Bulgaria de sud-vest/. THRACO-DACICA, t. XI, 1-2, 21-32, /заедно със Стефан Александров/
Gotzev A. 1991. L\'Habitat du premier Age du Fer de Malkoto kale. Thracia Pontica 4, Sofia, 119-132, /with Domaradzki M., Karaiotov I./
Gotzev A. 1992. New Data about thracian cult practices at the West to Rhodopa Mountain in the I Millennium B.C. /in /ed. P. Roman & M. Alexianu. Relations Thraco-Illyro-Helleniques. Actes du XIVe Symposium national de Thracologie /a participation internationale/. Baile Herculane /14-19 septembre 1992/. Bucarest 1994, 266-274.
Gotzev A. 1994. Contacts and interactions across the Eastern Balkan Range during the Early Iron Age. /in/ Култура и религия в Североизточна Тракия. Helis III, част I София 1994, 43-68
Gotzev A. 1994. Decoration of the Early Iron Age Pottery from South-East Bulgaria. /in/ Horia Ciugudean and Nikolaus Boroffka (eds.). The Early Hallstatt Period /1200-700 B.C./ in South-Eastern Europe. Proceedings of the International Symposium from Alba Iulia 10-12 June 1993. Bibliotheca Musei Alvlensis I. Alba Iulia 1994, 97-127
Gotzev A. 1995. Problems of Research on the Early Iron Age /in/ Prehistoric Bulgaria edd.by D. Bailey and I. Panayotov. Monographs in Word Archaeology N 22. Prehistory Press 1995, 327-344 /with Shalganova T./
Gotzev A. 1995. Early Iron Age Pottery from the Sanctuary near the village of Babyak /Southwest Bulgaria/. /in/ Trans Europam. Beitrage zur Bronze- und Eisenzeit zwischen Atlantic und Altai. Festschrift fur M. Primas. edd. by B. Schmidt-Sikimic and P. Della Casa, Dr. Rudolf Habelt GMBH Bonn 1995, 235-244
Gotzev A. 1997. Characteristics of the settlement system during the Early Iron Age in Ancient Thrace. /in/ Urbanization in the Mediterranean in the 9th to 6th Centures BC. edd. by H. Andersen, H. Horsnaes, S. Houby-Nielsen & A. Rathje. Acta Hyperborea 7. Kobenhagen 1997, 407-421
Gotsev A. 1997. New Data on the Dolmens in the Sakar Mountain Region. /in/ James Harvey Gaul IN MEMORIAM edd. by M. Stefanovich, H. Todorova, H. Hauptman . In the Steps of James Harvey Gaul. vol. 1, Sofia 1998, 247-254
Gotzev A. 2002 Pistiros et son environnement: Les premiers resultats de la prospection Franco-Bulgare. - In Bouzek J., Domaradzka L., Archibald Z. Pistiros II. Excavation and studies.Praha 2002, 271-282 /avec Veronique Chankowski/
Gotzev A. 2004 Thracian Cult Places in West Rhodopa Montain during the I millennium B.C. Some aspects of their Surveys. /in/ Art and Culture with no Limits 1. Blagoevgrad, 15-24

Papers in print:
Gotzev А. The Prospects of Thracian First millenium B.C. Regional Studies: The “Emporium” of Pistiros and the Upper Maritsa River Valley. Archaeologia Bulgarica, 9
Gotzev A. Contributions to the study of the Thracian cult practices of the I millennium BC in the West Rhodopes. /in/ Miechislav Domaradzki - In Memoriam. Seuthopolis II BAR IS.
Гоцев А., Д. Владимирова, В. Христова - Спасителни археологически проучвания на обект от I хил. пр.н.е. до гара Завет. - в “Старопланински проучвания” т. 2
Gotzev A. Investigations of Thracian Cult Place in Dolna Veselitza Locality, Semchinovo village. in BCH 128. 2003
Gotzev A. Les recearces a sondages a “Milchovetz” au environs de la ville Belovo /avec G. Nekhrisov/ BCH 128
Гоцев А. и Т. Шалганова. Керамичния комплекс на теменоса “Камен рид” в археологическия резерват Сборяново. (Предварително съобщение). Юбилеен сборник „20 години от откриването на Свещарската гробница”.
Гоцев А. Тракийски култови центрове. Проблеми на проучванията в Западните Родопи. /в/ Земите на България - люлка на тракийската култура.

Teaching experience
Since 1993 Lecture course “Thrace in the Early Iron Age” at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia
Since 1993 Lecture course “Pottery Groups from the Early Iron Age on the Balkans” at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia
Since 1993 Lecture course “The Dark Ages and the Sea People” at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia
Since 1993 Lecture course “Thracian Cult Centers” at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia

Editorial Boards Membership
Member of the Editorial Board of Reports of Prehistoric Research Projects



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