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Dr. Tsvetana Popova Associate Professor

Address: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS, 2 Saborna Str., 1000 Sofia
Employment, academic and research positions
1996 Research Associate 1st degree, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS
1986 Research Associate 2nd degree, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS

Education and reaearch fellowships
2001 Specialization at the French School in Athens
1999 Specialization in London, UK
1990 Grant of the Ministry of Education of France to specialize on charcoal remains in Montpellier, France
1995 Grant of the Ministry of Education of France to specialize on micromorphologic methods in Montpellier, France
1985 PhD; thesis: The Botanical Remains from the Early Settlements in Bulgaria
1982-1985 PhD student in Kiscinev, specialized in Palaeobotany
1980 MA in Biology, specialization in Ecology, St. Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia

Languages
Russian and French – fluent
English and Spanish – working level

Computer skills
I use PC

Research
Areas of research interest:
Palaeobotany, palaeoclimatology, environmental archaeology, pollen analysis, dendrochronology, studies on archaeobotanical samples from prehistoric sites on the territory of Bulgaria, studies on archaeobotanical samples from sanctuaries, studies on archaeobotanical sites dated to the Roman period

Archaeological excavations and projects:
Maritsa-Iztok – the village of Madrets (Bulgaria), Project Director K. Leshtakov;
Galabovo (Bulgaria), Project Directors I. Panayotov and K. Leshtakov;
Gledachevo, Dvora locality (Bulgaria), Project Director M. Tonkova;
Gledachevo, Kumsala locality (Bulgaria), Project Director M. Tonkova;
Yunatsite (Bulgaria), Project Director Y. Boyadzhiev:
Nicopolis ad Istrum (Bulgaria): Bulgarian-British team, Project Director V. Dinchev;
Vetren (Bulgaria): international team, Project Director A. Gotsev;
Koprivlen (Bulgaria), Project Director A. Bozhkova;
Yabalkovo (Bulgaria), Project Director K. Leshtakov;
Ada tepe – Krumovgrad (Bulgaria), Project Director G. Nehrizov;
Orlitsa – Kirkovo (Bulgaria), Project Director Y. Boyadzhiev;
Vratitsa – Aytos (Bulgaria), Project Director V. Ignatov;
M. Tranovo (Bulgaria), Project Director M. Tonkova;
Yazdach (Bulgaria), Project Director I. Panayotov;
Vinitsa (Bulgaria), Project Director I. Panayotov;
Sozopol (Bulgaria), Project Director K. Panayotova;
Dyadovo (Bulgaria), Project Director D. Gergova.

Publications:
Попова, Ц. 1986 Палеоетноботанические находки из поселение Дуранкулак в Болгарии. В: Ботанические исследования, 5, 69-74
Попова, Ц. 1986 Палеоэтноботанические находки в некрополе у с. Ветрен, Силистренского округа. ИИ, ХІV А, 237-258
Попова, Ц. 1990 Изследване на овъглени растителни останки от средновековна сграда в Силистра. ИИ, ХVІІ, 63-65
Попова, Ц. 1991 Селищната могила Гълъбово – късен халколит, ранна бронозова епоха – в съавт. с колектив: И. Панайотов, К. Лещаков, Т. Стефанова, Ст. Александров, И. Змейкова, Ц. Попова. В: ” Марица – Изток”, т. 1, София, 139-204
Попова, Ц. 1991 Палеоботанични изследвания от археологични обекти в Североизточна България, Археология, 2, 49-54
Попова, Ц. 1991 Палеоэтноботанические находки из посселение с. Дриново, Торговишкого округа. В: “Древнейшие общности земледельцев и скотоводов Северного Причерноморья (5000 до н.э. - 5в.н.э) ” , Киев. Материалы международ. Конф. Кишинев, 10-14 декабря, 35-38
Панайотов, И. И. Гацов, Ц. Попова 1992 “Помпена станция близ с. Малък Преславец” – Раннонеолитическое поселение с интрамуралъными погребениями. Studia praehistorica,11-12, 51-58
Попова, Ц. 1994 Археоботаничен анализ на селищната могила Мъдрец (Гуджова могила) и Искрица – предварителен анализ. В: “Марица – Изток”, т. ІІ,119-122
Попова, Ц. 1995 Палеоэтноботанические останки близ поселение Подгорица и Омуртаг на территории Болгарии. Извест. АН Молдавс. ССР, Сер. Биолг. и хим. наук., вып. 2, 68-70
Попова, Ц. 1999 Археоботанични данна за най- ранната употреба на наркотични вещества. В: “Билките - екохоризонти” - Международен симпозиум, София, юни, 1999, 211-224
Попова, Ц. 2001 Анализ на овъглени растителни останки. В: Ваксево. Праисторически селищ. В. Търново, 31-33
Попова, Ц. Палеоботаничниизследвания от селище от бронзовата епоха Нова Загора. Археология
Popova, Tz 1999 Etude carpologique et anthracologique de tell Kajmenska Cuka (Blagoevgrad) - bronze final. In The “Thracien World at the crossroads of civilization”. II, Proc. оf the VII Intern. Congres of Thracology. Constanza - Mangalia - Tulca, 477 -48
Popova, Tz. 1996 The archaeobotanical samples from the Clay oltar. In : Pistiros. Excavation and studies. J.Bouzek, M. Domaradzki, Z. Archibald (eds.), Charles Universisy, Prague, 173-175
Popova,Tz . 2002 Studies of carbonized vegetation remains from Pistiros. In: Bouzek, J. L. Domaradska ,Z. H.Archubald (eds.) Pisatiros II, 289-297
Попова, Ц. 2002 Археоботанични изследвания. В: Копривлен. Т. 1,София, А.Божкова, П. Делев (ред.)
Popova, Tz. 1989 Paleoethnobotanical study of the Neolithic and Neolithic epoch in the territory of Bulgaria. In: Palaeoethnobotany and archaeology. Acta Interdisciplinaria archaeologica VII Nitra – Nove Vozokany, 269-273
Popova, Tz. 1991 Palaeoetnobotanical investigations in South Bulgatia. In: Paleoecologia & Arquelogia II, Vila Nova de Famalicao, 187-191
Popova, Тz. 1991 Palaeoethobotanical study of the Junatsite Bronze age settlement – preliminary resoults. In: palaeovegetational development in Europe. Pan Europeen Palaeobotanical Conference, Vienna, 19-23. 10. 1991, 69-73
Popoova, Tz. 1992 Etude carpologique et anthracologique de cinq sites archeobotaniques de Bulgarie. Bull. Soc. Frans., 139, Actual. Bot. ( 2 /3 /4 ), 395-405
Popova, Tz. , E .Bojilova 1992 The role of Balkan Peninsula as a linkage between Asia Minor and Middle Europe in the spreading of early agriculture. Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Biol. 83, 2, 17-25
Popova, Tz. 1992 L’analyse des restes carbonises de tell Djadovo (Sud Bulgarie). In : Symp. Thracologie, Baile Herculane, 238-246
Popova, Tz. , E. Bojilova, S. Tonkov 1994 Forest clearance. land use and human occupation during the Roman colonisation in Bulgaria. In : Palaeoclimatic research.vol.10 ( special Issue: RSF Project European Palaeoclimate and man, vol. 5, B. Frenzel (ed.), 198-231
Popova,Тz. 1995 Plant remains from Bulgarian Prehistory ( 7000-2000 B. C. ). In: Prehistoric Bulgaria. D. Bailey, I.Рanajotov (eds.) Monographs in World Archaeology N 22, Prehistory Press, 193-208
Popova, Тz 1995 Palaeoethnobotanical remains from the early Bronze Age settlement of Galabovo (Souh Bulgaria )In: Res Archeobotanicae – 9th Symposium IWGP., H.Kroll,R.Pasternak (eds.) – Kiel, 261-266
Popova, Tz, P. Pavlova 1995 Palaeoethnobotanical study of the Yunatsite Bronze Age settlement, Pazardzik district. God. Sof. Univ. “Sv. Kliment Ohridski”, Biоl. Fac. 2, Botan. 84, 71-101
Popova, Tz., E. Bojilova 1998 Palaeocological and palaeobotanical Data from the Bronze Age in Bulgaria.In: J. H. Gaul. In memorium.M. Stefanovith,H.Todorova,H.Hauptmann (eds.), Sofia, 391-397
Popova, Tz. 1999 Etude Carpologiqie et anthracologique de tell Kajmenska cuka (Blagoebgrad) – Bronze final. In: “Thracian World at the crossroads of civilisation”. II, Procc. Of the VII Itern. Congress of Thracology. Constanza – Mangalia - Tulca, 477-481
Popova, Tz 1999 Palаeobotanical and anhracological analysis from roman town Nicopolis ad Istrum and late antique hillfort by village of Dichin (Northern Bulgaria). Arcaeologica Bulgarica III, 2, Sofia, 69-75
Popova, Tz., E. Marinova 2000 Archaebotanical and anthracological analysis of the roman and early roman Byzantine castle Abritus in North-eastern Bulgaria. Some Palaeoethobotanical Environmental Aspects. Arcaeologica Bulgarica IV, 2, Sofia, 49-58
Popova, Tz 2001 Archaeobotanical studies. In: Maritsa-Iztok Archaeological Research, vol.5, Radnevo, 211-219

Teaching experience
Lecture courses “Archaeobotany and palaeoclimatology” at the New Bulgarian
University and St. Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia.

Editorial Boards
Interdisciplinary Research Magazine

Membership in scientific organizations
Since 2002 European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)



Upcoming
Publications
Bulletin of the National Institute of Archaeology
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