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Dr. Krassimir Nikov Associate Professor

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

Education and additional qualification
2000 PhD in Archaeology, St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University; PhD thesis: Cultural Relations Between South Thrace and the Aegean World in the Early Iron Age Based on Pottery Evidence
1995-1998 PhD student, Archaeology Department, St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University; Sasakava scholarship;
1992 MA in History and Archaeology, St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University; MA thesis: Cultural Relations in Southeast Thrace in the Early Iron Age Based on Pottery Evidence; supervisor, Dr. T. Stoyanov

Organizing experience
Since 2003 Secretary, Department of Thracian Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - BAS
1996-2004 Excavations at the Early Iron age ritual site in Maritsa Iztok Power Complex (Bulgaria), Field Director

Languages
English, Russian

Research
Areas of research interest:
Late Bronze age; Early Iron age; Greece, Anatolia and East Mediterranean; pottery, rituals.

Archaeological excavations and projects:
1995-2004 Field with Early Iron age ritual pits at the village of Polski Gradets, Radnevo region, Field Director
2003-2004 Field with ritual pits at the village of Malko Tranovo, Chirpan region, Assistant Field Director
1992-2005 Thracian urban center in Sboryanovo Historical and Archaeological Reserve, Isperih region; team member; since 2003 – Assistant Field Director
1999-2000 Field with ritual pits and a ditch at the town of Lyubimets, Field Director
1998 Burial mound near the village of Prilep, Karnobat region, team member
1997 Megalithic grave at the village of Glavan, Radnevo region, Assistant Field Director
1994 Medieval settlement at the village of Polski Gradets, Radnevo region, team member
1993 Early Iron age settlement and ritual site at the village of Rogozinovo, Harmanli region, Assistant Field Director
1992 Late Iron age ritual pits and Medieval cemetery at the village of Iskritsa, Radnevo region, team member
1990 Field with ritual pits at the village of Staroselets, Radnevo region, trainee

Articles, studies:
К. Ников. Сивата керамика от Асеновец. В: Сборник 75 години исторически музей гр. Нова Загора. 2005 (под печат).
К. Ников. Гроб от ранната желязна епоха край с. Главан. В: Сборник 75 години исторически музей гр. Нова Загора.2005 ( в съавторство с Р. Георгиева) (под печат).
К. Ников. За една група сиви съдове от Югоизточна България. Сборник в чест на Л. Огненова-Маринова. 2005 (под печат).
K. Nikov. Late Archaic and Classical Monochrome Pottery from the Thraco-Pontic Area: Proceedings of Iternational conference Les productions ceramique du Pont-Euxin a l`epoque grecque – Букурещ-Тулча-Констанца 2004 (in coauthorship with A. Bozkova).
К. Ников. Спасителни археологически проучвания на селище и светилище от ранната желязна епоха край с. Рогозиново, община Харманли. В: ГСУ-ИФ, Специалност Археология, т. 2, 2003, 7-92 (в съавторство с Т. Стоянов).
К. Ников. Изображения на птици върху керамиката от ранната желязна епоха в Югоизточна България. Сборник изследвания в чест на проф. А. Милчев. Studia Archaeologica, Suppl. II., 2003, 45-53.
K. Nikov. Stamped Decoration Pithoi in Southern Thrace from the Early Iron Age. In: Archaeologia Bulgarica, 2002, 1, 19-44.
К. Ников. Керамика, метал или текстил? (или за “пътуването” на информацията през ранната желязна епоха в Тракия). В: Сборник в чест на проф. Ив. Маразов, 2002, 479-485.
K. Nikov. Macedonia, Southern Thrace and the Geometric Pottery Koine. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Simposium on Ancient Macedonia. Thessaloniki, 2002 (in press).
K. Nikov. Cultural interrelations during Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age in the area of Power Complex Maritsa-Iztok. In: Maritsa Iztok. Archaeological Reports, vol. 5. 2001, 69-81.
K. Nikov. Gray Thracian or Gray Anatolian Ware? In: Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities, Ankara 2001 (in press)
K. Nikov. Table and domestic pottery (Preliminary observations) in: Thracian City of Sboryanovo. Economics, household and culture. Ed. T. Stoyanov. Sofia 2001 (in press)
K. Nikov. East Trench (Sector 158) in: Thracian City of Sboryanovo. Economics, household and culture. Ed. T. Stoyanov. Sofia 2001 (in press)
K. Nikov. Early Iron Age Pottery with Birds’ Images from South-Eastern Thrace. In: Thehnology, Style and Society Contributions to the Innovations between the Alps and the Black Sea. BAR, International Series 854, Oxford 2000, 303-308.
K. Nikov. “Aeolian” Bucchero in Thrace? in: Archaeologia Bulgarica, 2, 1999, 31-42.
K. Nikov. Rescue Trench Exavations of the Early Iron Age Settlement and Sanctuary Near the Village of Rogozinovo, Harmanli District (Preliminary Report). In: Maritsa Project, vol. 1, Sofia 1997, 171-240 (in coauthorship with í. Stoyanov)
К. Ников. Украса на керамиката от ранножелязната епоха от м. “Градището” край село Главан. В: “Марица Изток” Археологически проучвания, т. 3, Раднево 1995, 115-123.
К. Ников. Керамиката от разрушеното селище от ранножелязната епоха в гр. Раднево. В: “Марица Изток”. Археологически проучвания, т. 2, София 1994, 143-150.
К. Ников. Спасителни археологически проучвания на обект “Староселец” през 1990 г. В: “Марица Изток. Археологически проучвания, т. 1, София 1991, 307-358 (в съавторство с Г. Данкова и К. Велков).

Editorial Boards
Since 2003 Arheologicheski otkritiya i Razkopki

Teaching experience
1998-2005 St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University
2003-2004 New Bulgarian University, Sofia

Invited Presentations
2004 Thracians and the Surrounding World International Conference in Shumen: New data about local pottery production at the Getae capital at Sboryanovo
2004 International Symposium “Les productions céramiques du Pont-Euxin à l\'époque grecque” in Bucharest-Tulcea-Constanţa: Late Archaic and Classical Monochrome Pottery from the Thraco-Pontic Area (together with A. Bozkova)
2002 Exploratory Workshop Early Symbolic Sistems for Communication in Southeast Europe in Karlovo: The meaning of Regionalism in South Thracian Pottery Decoration during Early Iron Age
2002 A decade of the Maritsa-Iztok Archaeological Museum, Radnevo: Early Iron Age Burial at Glavan, near Stara Zagora (together with R. Georgieva)
2002 VIIth International Symposium on Ancient Macedonia in Thessaloniki: Macedonia, Southern Thrace and the Geometric Pottery Koine
2001 Second International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities in Ankara: Gray Thracian or Gray Anatolian Ware?



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