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Ralitsa Bogdanova. Photo: (с) Assen Ignatov
Ralitsa Bogdanova. Photo: (с) Assen Ignatov

Ralitsa Bogdanova

(MSc, anthropologist)
phone: (+359 2) 9885116, ext. 652; e-mail:

Born on 22 August 1988 in Sofia.

Education — higher education: Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski; speciality:
2017 — Archaeometry — Dept of Archaeology, Faculty of History
2020 — Palaeoanthropology — Dept of Zoology and Anthropology, Faculty of Biology

Research interests

Palaeoanthropology, palaeoprimatology, vertebrate palaeontology, sedimentology, conservation and restoration of fossils.

Scientific projects

2019 — National program Young scientists and postdoctoral students Comparative locomotor adaptation of the Late Miocene monkey Mesopithecus (Cercopithecidae) and evolution of the Late Miocene natural environment in the Balkans.(running)
2017 — Bulgarian-Macedonian palaeontological excavations near Dolni Disan, Negotino region (R. of N. Macedonia) at the same age as those of the first potential hominin — Graecopithecus. (running)
2017 — Project in collaboration with National Museum of Natural History, BAS, Sofia and Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany. Palaeontological excavations in the late — Miocene locality — mine Staniantsi. (running)
2017 — Project of the NMNHS-BAS. In search of the Bulgarian dinosaurs. Palaeontological excavations and research. (running)
2014 — Project of the NMNHS-BAS. In search of the latest prehuman hominids in Europe and a study of their environment. (running)
2014—2017 Project of the NMNHS-BAS in collaboration with the Inst. of Archaeology-BAS. Excavations and investigations in the cave of Mishin Kamik. (completed)


2015 — Specialisation on isotope analysis and bone collagen extraction. Center for Archaeological Sciences, GEO — Instituut, Belgium Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
2018 — Training in applying a modern methodology (functional multivariate analysis) in comparative quantitative and qualitative mophological studies of long bones for locomotor evaluation. Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Erasmus +.


Yaneva, M., Konyovska, R., Garevska, B., Hristova, L., Spassov, N., 2020. Sedimentary study of the Upper Miocene fossiliferous deposits in the Tikvesh Basin, Republic of North Macedonia. — Comptes rendus de l’Académie bulgare des Sciences, 73 (4): 516—520. doi:10.7546/CRABS.2020.04.10

Nikolov, V., Yaneva, M., Dochev, D., Konyovska, R., Sergeeva, I., Hristova, L., 2020. Bone histology reveals the first record of titanosaur (Dinosauria; Sauropoda) from the Late Cretaceous Bulgaria. — Palaeontologia Electronica, 23 (1): a10. doi:10.26879/879

Nikolov, V., Dochev, D., Pavlishina, P., Brusatte, S., Yaneva, M., Konyovska, R., Vergilov, V., Simov, N., Spassov, N., Hristova, L., 2020. Welcome to “Cretaceous Park”: Three years of research at the Late Cretaceous tetrapod fossil site near the town of Tran, Western Srednogorie. — Review of the Bulgarian Geological Society, 81 (3): 141—143.

Frémondeau, D., Ottoni, C., Ivanova, S., Marinova, E., Spassov, N., Hristova, L., Konyovska, R., Van Neer, W., Lupianez, N, Gurova, M., 2020. New mtDNA and Isotopic Evidence on Late Pleistocene Cave Bears in the Balkans: the Case-study of Magura Cave, NW Bulgaria. — Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 72 (3): 461—478.

Pavlishina, P., Dochev, D., Nikolov, V., Yaneva, M., Konyovska, R., 2019. Palynostratigraphy of dinosaur bone-bearing deposits from the Upper Cretaceous of Western Bulgaria. — Acta Geologica Polonica, 69 (4): 617—626. doi:10.24425/agp.2019.126443

Nikolov, V., Pavlishina, P., Yaneva, M., Dochev, D., Konyovska, R., Hristova, L., 2018. Late Cretaceous dinosaur remains and other tetrapod fauna from the vicinity of Tran town (Western Srednogorie). — National Conference with international participation ‘GEOSCIENCES 2018’. Review of Bulgarian Geological Society, 79 (3): 99—100.