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Dr. Hristo Popov Associate Professor

Address: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS, 2 Saborna Str., 1000 Sofia
Employment, academic and research positions
Since 2005: Research Associate 1st degree, Department of Thracian Archaeology - National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS
2004-2005: Acting Administrator, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS
Since 2004: Assistant Scholarly Secretary, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS
2002-2005: Research Associate 2nd degree, Department of Thracian Archaeology - National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS
2002: Secretary, Department of Thracian Archaeology - National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS

Education and research fellowships
2003-2004: Research Fellow of the Hertie and Alexander von Humboldt Foundations (Roman Herzog-Stipendium für Anfangswissenschaftler); Research Fellowship of archaeometalurgy at the Seminar für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster (Host: Prof. Dr. Albrecht Jockenhövel)
2001: PhD, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Thesis: Urbanization in Inner Thrace and Illyria, 6th-1st cent. BC. Supervisors: Dr. Mjeczislav Domaradzki, Senior Reseacr Associate † and Associate Professor Dr. Peter Delev
1999: Research Fellow of the Austrian Program for Academic Exchange; PhD student Research Fellowship at Institut für Klassische Archäologie, Universität Wien (Host: Prof. Dr. Werner Jobst)
1996-2000: PhD Student, Department of Thracian Archaeology - National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS
1995: MA in history, specialization in Ancient History, Palaeobalkan and Thracian Studies, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. Thesis: Road System and Communications in Thrace from early 4th cent. BC to the end of the early Hellenistic Period; Supervisor: Associate Professor Dr. Peter Delev
1990: Ernst Telman German Language Hight School, Lovech

Languages
German, Russian: fluent
English: working level

Research
Areas of research interest:
Settlement patterns from the late Bronze Age to the early Roman Period; urbanization processes in the Iron Age; ancient mining and metal extraction from the late Bronze age to the Roman period; Iron metallurgy, 1st mill. BC; group of the so-called Macedonian bronzes in southwest Bulgaria

Archaeological Excavations:
2005 Kush Kaja, Valche Pole village, near Lyubimets; late Bronze and early Iron Age site; Director
2005 Valche Pole village, near Lyubimets; Survey, ancient mining and metal extraction remains; Director
2005 Kapitan Andreevo village, near Svilengrad; early Iron Age pit field and early Middle Age site; Director
2005 Ada Tepe west slopes, near Krumovgrad; late Bronze and early Iron Age mines; Director
2004 Lyubimets; survey; Director
2004 Malko Tranovo village; Iron Age pit field; team member
2003 Haiger, Germany; iron mining surveys from the Iron and Middle Ages (excavations in the framework of my Archaeometalurgy Reseacrh Fellowship)
2003 Lüderich, Germany, silver and lead mining surveys, from the early Roman period (excavations in the framework of my Archaeometalurgy Research Fellowship)
2002 Koprivlen village, near Hadzhidimovo; trench excavations of an early Iron Age site; Assistant Director
2001 Harmanli, Lyubimets, Svilengrad Municipalities; surveys on the railroad Plovdiv-Svilengrad; Assistant Director
1996-2001 Koprivlen village, near Hadzhidimovo; Iron Age site, Iron Age pit field; late Roman and early Middle Ages cemetery; team member
1996-1998 Pistiros, near Septemvri; Greek emporium, 5th-3th cent. BC; team member
1999 Pistiros, near Septemvri; trench excavations of Sector Pistiros III, Director
1998 Septemvri Municipality; surveys in Pistiros vicinity; team member
1994-1995 Isperihovo village; Iron Age and Roman period tumulus cemetery; team member
1994 Isperihovo village; surveys; team member
1992 Devetaki Cave, near Lovech; trainee
1989 Smochan village, near Lovech; Roman villa

Publications:

Books:
Попов 2002: Х. Попов. Урбанизация във вътрешните райони на Тракия и Илирия през VІ-І в.пр.Хр. - София.

Рецензии:
Т. Стоянов 2003: Х. Попов. Урбанизация във вътрешните райони на Тракия и Илирия през VІ-І в. преди Христа. София, NOUS, 2002, 378 стр. с ил. – Археология, XLIV, 64-66.

Articles, Book Chapters (abroad):
Popov 2000: Ch. Popov. Philppopolis – Archäologie und Geschichte. - In: “Pistiros et Thassos. Structures économiques dans la péninsulae balkanique aux VII-II siècles avant J., Opole, 123-133.
Domaradzki †, Popov 2001: M. Domaradzki, Ch. Popov. Strassen und Wege in Thrakien während der Späteisenzeit (6.-1. Jh.v.Chr.). In: Michael Wendel (Hrsg.), KARASURA. „Untersuchungen zur Geschichte und Kultur des alten Thrakien“, I, 15 Jahre Ausgrabungen in Karasura, Internationales Symposium, Čirpan 1996, Weissbach 131-141.
Popov 2005: H. Popov. Urbanisierungsprozesse bei Thrakern und Illyrern – Modelle der Stadtwerdung - In: J. Biel, D. Krausse (Hrsg.). Frühkeltische Fürstensitze. Älteste Städte und Herrschaftszentren nördlich der Alpen ?. Internationaler Workshop zur keltischen Archäologie in Eberdinger – Hochdorf 12. Und 13. September 2003, Archäologische Informationen aus Baden-Württemberg, Heft 51, 71-77, 120-124.
Delev, Popov 2005: P. Delev, H. Popov. Das antike Strassennetz im mittleren Mestagebiet.“ . – BAR International Series 1350, 103-107.

Articles, Book Chapters (In Bulgaria):
Попов 1996: Отново за тракийския поход на Александър ІІІ Македонски през 335 г. пр. н.е. – In: Стипендианти на фондация “Отворено общество” 1995, София, 1996, 7-35.
Delev, Popov 2002 : P. Delev, Ch. Popov. The Ancient Road Network in the Middle Mesta Region. - In: Koprivlen. Rescue Arcaeological Investigations along the Road Gotse Delchev – Drama 1998-1999, vol. I, Sofia, 57-63.
Popov 2002: Ch. Popov. Strainers. - In: Koprivlen. Rescue Arcaeological Investigations along the Road Gotse Delchev – Drama 1998-1999, vol. I, Sofia, 207-212.
Popov 2002: Ch. Popov. Construction Ceramics. - In: Koprivlen. Rescue Arcaeological Investigations along the Road Gotse Delchev – Drama 1998-1999, vol. I, Sofia, 227-231.
Делев, Попов 2002: П. Делев, Х. Попов. Античната пътна мрежа в района на Средна Места. - В: Копривлен. Спасителни археологически проучвания по пътя Гоце Делчев – Драма 1998-1999 г., т. І, София, 2002, 55-60.
Попов 2002: Х. Попов. Цедки. - В: Копривлен. Спасителни археологически проучвания по пътя Гоце Делчев – Драма 1998-1999 г., т. І, София, 2002, 169-170.
Попов 2002: Х. Попов. Строителна керамика. - В: Копривлен. Спасителни археологически проучвания по пътя Гоце Делчев – Драма 1998-1999 г., т. І, София, 2002, 186-190.
Popov 2004: Zur Frage der Siedlungskontinuität bei den Stadtzentren in Thrakien und Illyrien während der Eisenzeit. – Archaeologia Bulgarica, 1, 13-24.
Popov 2004: H. Popov. Gesetzmessigkeiten in der Konzentration und Besiedlung der Zentralorte in Alt-Thrakien während der Jüngen Eisenzeit. – In: V. Nikolov, K. Bačvarov (Hrsg.). Von Domica bis Drama. Gedenkschrift für Jan Lichardus. Sofia 2004, 231 – 235.
Попов 2004: Х. Попов. Археометалургия на желязната епоха в България – състояние и перспективи на проучванията. – Археология, XLV, 1-2, 33-42.
Попов 2005: : Х. Попов. Към проблематиката на строителната керамика от селищния обект при с. Копривлен, Гоцеделчевско. – В: Heros Hephaistos. Studia in honorem Liubae Ognenova-Marinova, В. Търново, 345-355.
Попов 2005: : Х. Попов. Една ранножелязна находка от Кюстендил. – Известия на Исторически музей Кюстендил, т. Х, 51-62.
Попов 2005: Х. Попов. Тракийски градове и римски градове. Има ли приемственост ? – In: Stephanos Archaeologicos in honorem Professoris Ludmili Getov. Studia Archaeologica Universitatis Serdicensis, Suppl. IV, 610-618, София.

Edited books:
Т. Стоянов, М. Тонкова, Х. Прешленов, Х. Попов. Heros Hephaistos. Studia in honorem Liubae Ognenova-Marinova, В. Търново,2005.

Editorial Boards
Since 2004 Bulletin of the Institute of Archaeology

Lecturing
1996-2002, 2004: Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
2005: New Bulgarian University, Sofia

Invited Presentations
2005: Metalurgy in southeast Europe from ancient times to the late 19th century International Symposium, Sozopol. Presentation: Ancient Metallurgy Finds from the Depositories of Museum of History - Haskovo
2005: Academic Conference in Honor of Maria Chichikova, Sofia. Presentation: New data about mudbrick usage in pre-Roman Thrace (together with Daniela Stoyanova)
2003: International symposium Frühkeltische Fürstensitze. Älteste Städte und Herrschaftszentren nördlich der Alpen? Internationaler Workshop zur keltischen Archäologie in Eberdinger – Hochdorf, Germany. Presentation: Urbanisierungsprozesse bei Thrakern und Illyrern – Modelle der Stadtwerdung
2002: Academic Conference in Honor of Lyuba Ognenova, Sofia. Presentation: To the problems of the imbrices and tegulae from the site at Koprivlen, near Gotse Delchev
1999: International Symposium in Honor of Mjeczislav Domaradzki, Kazanlak. Presentation: Das antike Strassennetz im mittleren Mestagebiet (together with P. Delev)
1998: International Symposium Pistiros and Tassos, Septemvri. Presentation: Philppopolis – Archäologie und Geschichte
1996: Academic Conference in Honor of Prof. Ivan Venedikov, Sofia. Presentation: Ivan Venedikov and the Bulgarian Archaeology

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