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Dr. Georgi Nehrizov Associate Professor

Address: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2 Saborna St., 1000 Sofia
Employment, academic and research positions
Since April 2012 Assoc. Prof. at Department of Thracian Archaeology, National Archaeological Institute with Museum-BAS, Sofia
Since 1998
Archaeologist-Researcher, Department of Thracian Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum-BAS, Sofia
1996
Head of the “Immovable Monuments of Culture” Department, Ministry of Culture (development of the state politics related to the preservation of the cultural heritage, monuments of culture in particular)
1994-1998
Senior Expert at “Immovable Monuments of Culture” Department, Ministry of Culture
1990-1994
Head of Archaeology Group, National Institute of Monuments of Culture (inquiry and preservation of archaeological monuments)
1984-1990
Archaeologist-Researcher, National Institute of Monuments of Culture
1984 History teacher, technical school of electronics, Sofia

Education
1983 MA in History and Archaeology, St. Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia

Organizing experience
2012 Coordinating the activities for the project "Investigation of archaeological sites along the" South Stream"
2011-2012 Coordinating the activities for the project "Investigation of archaeological sites along the pipeline "Nabucco"
2011 Member of the working group preparing the draft Ordinance № H-00-0001 from 14.02.2011, the Ministry of Culture to perform archeological excavations in Bulgaria. (SG. 18 of 01.03.2011)
2011 Chairman of the working group preparing the draft Ordinance № H-2 of 6.04.2011 of the Ministry of Culture to create, maintain and provide information on AIS "Archaeological Map of Bulgaria" (SG. 32 of 19.04.2011)
Since 2010 Archaeological Map of Bulgaria, National Administrator
Since 2008 Association of Bulgarian Archaeologists, Member of the Board
Since 2006 Committee member for infrastructure projects to NIAM-BAS
Since 2000 Coordinating the activities for the protection of archaeological sites along the routes of railroads is reconstructed
1998-2001 Coordinating the activities for protection of archaeological sites along the routes of pipelines
1997 Council member field studies at NIAM-BAS
1996-1997 Member of the working group on the Rules for Conducting archeological excavations in Bulgaria
1995-1996 Chairman of the working group for the preparation of Ordinance № 26 of 10.04.1996 on the development, use and management of automated information system "Archaeological Map of Bulgaria"

Languages
English, French, Russian – working level

Computer and technical skills
I use PC
Photography

Research
Areas of research interest:
Thracian culture; megaliths; East Rhodope Mountains

Participated in 39 scientific fora: national – 21, international – 18.

Participation in research projects:

2013-2016 Project "Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe (ARIADNE)" partners: 25 organizations from 24 European countries
2012-2013 Project "Federated Archaeological Information Management System (FAIMS). Creating eResearch tools for archaeologists " partners: University New South Wells, Sidney with 41 organizations from Australia, USA, England and Bulgaria
2011-2013 Project “Prototype GIS for research and protection of the archaeological heritage in Bulgaria – ARCHGIS", financed by the Fund "Scientific Research "of the Ministry of Education and Science
2010-2012 Grant Agreement № ARCS 11 ICAB1 between American Research Center – Sofia and University of California, Davis, USA for Bulgarian-American archaeology project: "Rock-cut Sanctuaries in the Eastern Rhodope Mountain: The Gloukhite Kamani Cult Complex"
2008-2012 Project "Cadastral policy and geographic information system (GIS) of cultural heritage in Kyustendil Region" funded by the Fund "Scientific Research" of the Ministry of Education and Science
2007 Project "The magnetism of the rock monuments in the Eastern Rhodopes PHARE CBC Bulgaria – Greece. "Promoting cultural tourism and human resources in border areas"
2006, 2007 Project "Pathways to the Soul of Stone", PHARE CBC Bulgaria – Greece. "Promoting culture, tourism and employment in border areas"
2004 Project "Cultural and historical mysteries in the Eastern Rhodopes", financed by PHARE – "Development of cultural tourism in Bulgaria"
1999, 2000 Project "Arch Terra" for constructing a museum information system for Bulgaria, Romania and Poland
1998-2002 Bulgarian-French research project "Research areas related emporion Pistiros (Upper Maritsa Basin and the Western Rhodopes)"

Archaeological excavations and projects:
Archaeological investigations in Bulgaria – director of 40 expeditions for archaeological surveys and excavations on 70 archaeological sites

Surveys
:
2004 Kirkovo municipality, Krumovgrad and Ivaylovgrad (Bulgaria)
2003
Kirkovo municipality (Bulgaria)
2002
Momchilgrad and Krumovgrad municipalities (Bulgaria)
2001 Ivaylovgrad and Krumovgrad municipalities (Bulgaria)
1999-2000 Septemvri and Ivaylovgrad municipalities (Bulgaria)
1998 Septemvri, Ivaylovgrad and Madzharovo municipalities (Bulgaria)
1997 Ivaylovgrad and Madzharovo municipalities (Bulgaria)
1994 Kardzhali municipality (Bulgaria)
1991 Haskovo and Krumovgrad municipalities (Bulgaria)
1990 Kostenets, Madzharovo and Krumovgrad municipalities (Bulgaria)
1989 Stambolovo and Krumovgrad municipalities (Bulgaria)
1988 Lesichovo, Stambolovo and Momchilgrad municipalities (Bulgaria)
1987 Mineralni bani and Momchilgrad municipalities (Bulgaria)
1986 Simeonovgrad and Dzhebel municipalities (Bulgaria)
1984-1985 Haskovo and Kardzhali municipalities (Bulgaria)

Archaeological excavations:
2004 Pit sanctuary near Svilengrad (Bulgaria)
2004 Dolmen near the village of Vaskovo (Bulgaria)
2003 Prehistoric settlement near the village of Orlitsa (Bulgaria)
2001-2002 Late Roman/Early Byzantine and Mediaeval town of Perperikon near the village of Gorna Krepost (Bulgaria)
2001-2002 Thracian sanctuary Ada Tepe near Krumovgrad (Bulgaria)
2001 Thracian dolmen near the village of. Zhelezino (Bulgaria)
2001 Two burial mounds near the village of Kalugerovo (Bulgaria)
2000 Burial mounds near the village of Lozenets (Bulgaria)
2000 Burial mounds near the village of Krivnya (Bulgaria)
2000 Burial mounds and dolmens near the village of Pelevun (Bulgaria)
1999 Thracian dolmen near the village of Pelevun (Bulgaria)
1999 Burial mound near the village of Zhelezino (Bulgaria)
1999 Thracian ritual assemblage near the village of D. Glavanak (Bulgaria)
1998 Pit sanctuary near the village of Boliarino (Bulgaria)
1997 Thracian sanctuary near the village of Kralevo (Bulgaria)
1997 Thracian sanctuary near the town of Madzharovo (Bulgaria)
1996 Antique grave near the village of Krilatitsa (Bulgaria)
1995 Inhabited cave near the village of Ribino (Bulgaria)
1995 Burial mound near the village of Dolno Lukovo (Bulgaria)
1994-1995 Early Iron age necropolis near the village of Katrishte (Bulgaria)
1994 Thracian sanctuary in Kardzhali (Bulgaria)
1992 Thracian tomb near the village of Dolno Lukovo (Bulgaria)
1990 Dolmen necropolis near the village of Chernichevo (Bulgaria)
1989, 1996 Thracian settlement near the village of Kralevo (Bulgaria)
1989 Rock tomb near the village of Pchelari (Bulgaria)
1988 Thracian sanctuary near the village of Stomantsi (Bulgaria)
1985 Roman tomb near the village of Staro selo (Bulgaria)

Selected bibliography:
1. Archaeological GIS: Kazanlak Surface Survey in 2009-2011. – European SCGIS Conference with International Participation “Best practices: Application of GIS technologies for conservation of natural and cultural heritage sites” May 21-23, 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria. (co-publication with J. Tzvetkova and N. Kecheva).
2. The Gloukhite Kamani Site: Old Questions and new Approaches. – Thracia 20, 2012, 215-233. (co-publication with L. E. Roller, M. Vassileva, J. Tzvetkova, N. Kecheva)
3. Ritual Pit Complexes in Iron Age Thrace. The Case Study of Svilengrad-site. – Anatolian Iron Ages 7. The Proceedings of the Seventh Anatolian Iron Ages Colloquium (Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplement Series, 39, 2012, 177-209. (co-publication with J. Tzvetkova)
4. A bronze socketed axe from the region of Haskovo – Bulgarian e-Journal of archaeology,1, 2012, 73-78  (co-publication with S. Ivanova, D. Lesigyarski)
5. Burial mound with a tomb near Dolno Izvorovo village, Kazanlak district. – Bulgarian e-Journal of Archaeology, 1, 2011. (co-publication with M. Parvin) (in Bulgarian)
6. East-Rhodopean Dolmens. Megalithic Burial Structures in the Basin of Byala reka. – Southeast Bulgaria during II-I millennium BC. Varna, 2010, 85-95. (in Bulgarian)
7. Tundzha Regional Archaeological Project Kazanluk Survey: Preliminary Report. Spring 2009 and 2010”. – In: Jan Bouzek, editor, Studia Hercynia XIV. Charles University Press, 2010, 56-66, Pl. 24-27. (co-publication with A. Sobotkova, S. Ross and B. Weissova)
8. A Necropolis of Early Iron Age near the Village of Stambolovo, Haskovo District. – In: Archaeological Discovery and Excavation during 2008, Sofia 2009, 266-271. (in Bulgarian)
9. Archaeological Map of Bulgaria in the Period 2000–2007. – Izvestiya na Regionalen istoricheski muzei Blagoevgrad, 5, 2009, 9-12. (in Bulgarian)
10. Observations on the Formation and the Development of the Settlement Pattern in Tsarichina Area, East Rhodope Mountains. – Izvestiya na Regionalen istoricheski muzei Blagoevgrad, 5, 2009, 124-139. (in Bulgarian)
11. Mineralogical peculiarities of the heavy mineral fraction from pottery fragments and the sediments from the archaeological site “Ada Tepe”, Krumovgrad District. – In: Geoarchaeology and Archaeomineralogy. Proceedings of the International Conference 29-30 October 2008, Sofia, 2008, 83-92 (co-publication with G. Ajdanlijsky, E. Ilieva and D. Zlatanov).
12. The foraminiferal analysis as a method for determination of source material for the pottery fragments from the “Ada Tepe” archaeological site, Krumovgrad District (Eastern Rhodopes). – In: Geoarchaeology and Archaeomineralogy. Proceedings of the International Conference 29-30 October 2008, Sofia, 2008, 282-287 (co-publication with G. Ajdanlijsky, B. Valchev and D. Zlatanov).
13. Environment changes in the area of the archaeological site “Ada Tepe” Eastern Rhodopes, as result of the anthropogenic influence. Fourth international conference “Global changes and problems theory and practice”, 20-22 April 2007, SU “St. Kl. Ohridski”, 2008. (с. 489 – 494). (co-publication with R. Кenderova, S. Pristavova and A. Sarafov).
14. Iron Age Ritual Pits near the Town of Svilengrad. – In: The rescue archaeological excavations on the railroad Plovdiv – Svilengrad in 2005. Veliko Tarnovo, 2008, 331-493. (co-publication with J. Tzvetkova). (in Bulgarian)
15. Classification Scheme of the Early Iron Age Table Ware from the Eastern Rhodope Mountains. – Phosphorion. Studia in honorem Mariae Cicikova, Sofia, 2008, 114-132. (in Bulgarian)
16. Ein Bronzeschwert aus der Zeit um 1000 v. Chr. Aus Nordwestbulgarien. – Archaeologia Bulgarica, XII, 2008, 2, 13-24. (co-publication with T. Hristova)
17. Vaulted Tomb from the Late Antiquity in the Village of Staro Selo, Pernik District.  –Bulletin of the Museum of History Pernik, 1, 2008, 87-112. (co-publication with A. Todorova). (in Bulgarian)
18. Archaeological Excavation at “Izvora” site near the Town of Belovo. – In: Settlement Life in Thrace IV, Yambol, 2006, 177-188. (in Bulgarian)
19. Ritual Pits from the Early Hellenistic Age in “Milchovets” Locality near the Town of Belovo. – In: Settlement Life in Thrace IV, Yambol, 2006, 189-198. (co-publication with A. Gotzev). (in Bulgarian)
20. Test Excavation in Velkova Dupka Cave in the West Rhodope Mountains. – Arheologia (Sofia), 2006, 1-4, 7-18. (co-publication with S. Ivanova, M. Zlatkova, N. Spassov, B. Gyaurova,  V. Miteva, S. Taneva, R. Spassov). (in Bulgarian)
21. Iron Age Pit Sanctuary and Early Bronze Age Settlement near the Town of Svilengrad. – In: Rescue Archaeological Excavations over the Trace to Railway Plovdiv – Svilengrad during 2004. Veliko Tarnovo, 2006, 397-501. (in Bulgarian)
22. Clay Stamps for Pottery Decoration from the Early Iron Age in Thrace. – Helis, 5, 2006, 298-312. (in Bulgarian)
23. Ceramic komplex from the Early Iron Age in the Eastern Rhodopi Mountain. Sofia, 2005. (in Bulgarian)
24. Cult Places of the Thracians in the Eastern Rhodopes Mountains (end of the 2nd – 1st millennium BC). – In: International Symposium “The Culture of the Thracians and their Neighbors” In memoriam Mieczyslav Domaradszki and Round Table “Archaeological Map of Bulgaria”. BAR International Series 1350, Oxford, 2005, 153-158.
25. Carte archeologique de la Bulgarie (1994-2000). – In: International Symposium “The Culture of the Thracians and their Neighbors” In memoriam Mieczyslav Domaradszki and Round Table “Archaeological Map of Bulgaria”. BAR International Series 1350, Oxford, 2005, 267-268.
26. Relations commerciales dans le Rhodope de l’Est (5 eme-1er siecles av. J. - C.) – In: Pistiros et Thasos. Structures economiques dans la Peninsule Balkanique – 7 eme – 2 eme s. av. J.- C., Opole, 2000, 161-180. (co-publication with R. Mikov)
27. A cromlech near Dolni Glavanak in the Eastern Rhodopes. (preliminary communication) – In: Nikolova L. (ed.) Technology, Style and Society. Contributions to the Innovations between the Alps and the Black Sea in Prehistory. BAR International Series 854, Oxford, 2000, 319-324.
28. Zeolithic Rocks from the NE Rhodopes – Natural Buildings and Architectural Material. – Godishnik na Sofiiski universitet, 1, Geology, 2000, 92, 167-175. (co-publication)
29. Funeral practices in the Eastern Rhodopes in the First Millennium BC. – Rhodopicа, II, 1999, 1, 21-34. (in Bulgarian)
30. Tumular necropoleis in the Eastern Rhodope Mountain. – In: First International Symposium ‘Seutopolis’ “Burial Tumuli in the South East of Europe”, II, 1996, 7-18. (in Bulgarian)
31. Late Bronze Age Pottery in the Eastern Rhodopes. – In: Prehistoric Bulgaria. Monographs in World Archaeology No 22, Prehistory Press, Madison, Wisconsin, 1995, 309-325.
32. Rock tombs in the Eastern part of the Rhodope Mountain. – Minalo, I, 1994, 2, 5-11. (in Bulgarian)
33. Thracian tomb in Dolno Lukovo. – Rhodopi, XXVIII, 1993, 5, 10-11. (in Bulgarian)

Teaching experience
1996-2012 Graduate training (summer job) - students, MA students and PhD in archeology - an average of six people per year

Editorial boards membership
Bulgarian e-Journal of archaeology
2012 Archaeological Discovery and Excavation during 2011, Sofia
2011 Archaeological Discovery and Excavation during 2010, Sofia
2010 Archaeological Discovery and Excavation during 2009, Sofia
2008 The rescue archaeological excavations on the railroad Plovdiv – Svilengrad in 2005. Veliko Tarnovo
2006 The rescue archaeological excavations on the railroad Plovdiv – Svilengrad in 2004. Veliko Tarnovo


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