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Nadezhda Karastoyanova

(MSc, archaeozoologist)
phone: (+359 89) 5606305; e-mail:

Born: 7 March 1984, Dupnitsa.
Foreign languages: English, French.

Education:
2012 — PhD student in on theme of research: ‘Development of hunt and animal husbandry in Eastern Balkans: The role of wild and domestic species in paleoeconomyand changes in natural environment from Late Neolithic to Late Chalcolithic period’. Advisor: Prof. Dr Nikolai Spassov; National Museum of Natural History — BAS, Sofia
2011 — MA degree in Archaeology, on theme ‘Late Neolithic faunal remains from a pit deposit excavated near Sarnevo, Stara Zagora region, in Southeast Bulgaria’; New Bulgarian University, Sofia
2009 — Bachelor degree in Archaeology, on theme ‘Archaeological documentation of hill-top sites’; New Bulgarian University, Sofia

Experience in excavations


Participation in the excavations of the following sites in Bulgaria:
Since 2006: Paleolithic site cave Kozarnika, head of excavations N. Sirakov and J.-L. Guadelli
Since 2006: Paleolithicsite cave Redaka II, head of excavations A. Guadelli, J.-L. Guadelli
Since 2006: Late antiquity fortress near Gorno Novo Selo, Chirpan, head of excavations B. Dumanov
2007: Antiquity site — necropolis Apolonia Pontica (Kavacite, Sozopol), head of excavations K. Panajotova, M. Nedev, A. Petrova
2007: Late Neolithic site — Gradeshnica, Vraca, head of excavations B. Atanasov
2009—2010: Late Neolithic, Late Iron age, Roman period pit site near Sarnevo, Stara Zagora, head of excavations K. Bacvarov, P. Leshtakov
2009—2011: ChalcolithicsettlementVarhari, head of excavations Y. Boyadziev, K. Boyadziev
2010: Tell Targovishte (Chalcolithic), head of excavations K. Bacvarov
2011: Late Iron age necropolis, Delyan (near Dupnitsa), head of excavations A. Bakamska
2012: Apolonia Pontica excavation project, island St Kirik. Balkan heritage field school. Paticipation as a supervisor
2013: Chalcolithic settlement Yunatzite, head of excavations Y. Boyadziev, K. Boyadziev
2014—2015: Participation as a deputy head of excavations in Tracian Necropolis from I millennium BC between villages Dren and Delyan. Head of the excavations Ph. Mihaylov

Participation as an archaeozoologist in excavations


2012: archaeozoological analysis of faunal remains from ancient medieval capital Pliska — Palace complex — east. Head of excavations V. Grigorov
2012—2013: archaeozoological analysis of faunal remains from late chalcolithic settlement Petko Karavelovo. Head of excavations A. Chohadziev
2013: archaeozoological analysis of faunal remains from Late Neolithic pit deposits in Kapitan Andreevo. Head of the excavations V. Nikolov
2013: archaeozoological analysis of faunal remains from Late Chalcolithic settlement Hotnitza. Head of the excavations S. Chohadziev
2012—2013: archaeozoological analysis of faunal remains from Late Chalcolithic settlement Ivanovo. Head of the excavations S. Venelinova
2014—2015: archaeozoological analysis of faunal remains from Late Neolithic settlement in area of Chavdar Cheshma, Simeonovgrad
2009: Participation in surface surveys in the territory of river Struma valley — ARCITEC project (Archaeological and interdisciplinary technologies for documentation and interpretation of cultural heritage), head of project B. Atanasov
2014: Participation in surface surveys in the territory of Chirpan and Stara Zagora valley. Project SARCUS — AIR. Head of the project: B. Dumanov
2016: Participation in surface surveys in the territory of Tran, Pernik. Head of the project: Ph. Mihaylov

Participation in symposiums and projects


‘Late Neolithic faunal remains from a pit deposit excavated near Sarnevo, Stara Zagora region, in Southeast Bulgaria’ in Visegrad, Hungary, May 2011
‘Human — animal relationships in prehistory: Principles of archaeozoological research‘, American research center in Sofia; June 2013
Archaeological and paleontological exploring of cave Manastira, Veliko Tarnovo: Head of the project: J.-L. Guadelli, A. Guadelli. French-Bulgarian project; June 2013
OF GAME AND MAN: An attempt to identify hunting weapons and techniques through use-wear analysis of faunal remains — PACEA/PPP-UMR 5199 CNRS, Bordeaux, France; December 2014
Participation as an explorer in ‘Explore Bulgaria’, project of National Geographic Channel; 2013—2016

Specialisations


2011: specialisation in archaeozoology and paleontology in Bordeaux, France. Laboratory: PACEA, University of Bordeaux 1, UMR 5199
2014: specialisation in archaeozoology and paleontology in Bordeaux, France. Laboratory: PACEA, University of Bordeaux 1, UMR 5199

Publications


Вайсов, И., Зидаров, П., Евлогиев, Й., Карастоянова, Н., 2016. Неолитно селище Извор (Обект 10В от междусистемна газова връзка България — Сърбия). — Археологически открития и разкопки през 2015, София, 82—85.

Spassov, N., Iliev, N., Karastoyanova, N., Chohadziev, S., 2015. The Remains of Wild and Domestic Animals from the Late Chalcolithic Tell Settlement of Hotnitsa (Northern Bulgaria). — Archaeologia Bulgarica, IXI, 2, 1—21.

Чохаджиев, А., Атанасов, А., Гюрова, М., Карастоянова, Н., 2015. Археологически разкопки на селищна могила Петко Каравелово, община Полски Тръмбеш. — Археологически открития и разкопки през 2014, София, 82—84.

Вайсов, И., Карастоянова, Н. и др., 2015. Мурсалево, Турската воденица (Пълно археологическо проучване). — Археологически открития и разкопки през 2014, София, 147—150.

Чохаджиев, А., Атанасов, А., Карастоянова, Н., 2014. Археологически разкопки на селищна могила Петко Каравелово, община Полски Тръмбеш. — Археологически открития и разкопки през 2013, София, 83—84.

Гуадели, А., Бояджиев, К., Карастоянова, Н. и др., 2014. Проучване на пещера Манастира, Великотърновско. — Археологически открития и разкопки през 2013, София, 29—31.

Венелинова, С., Гюрова, М., Карастоянова, Н., 2014. Археологически разкопки на селищна могила при с. Иваново, Шуменско. — Археологически открития и разкопки през 2013, София, 79—82.

Венелинова, С., Гюрова, М., Карастоянова, Н., 2013. Археологически разкопки на селищна могила при с. Иваново, Шуменско. — Археологически открития и разкопки през 2012, София, 69—71.

Bacvarov, K. (ed.), Zidarov, P., Karastoyanova, N., (in press). Faunal remains from late Neolithic pit deposit. — In: Sarnevo: Ritual site from the late Neolithic, the Iron Age and the Roman period. Sofia: National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, 2011.