Bulgarian Archaeologist Maria Gurova Reelected to Executive Board of European Association of Archaeologists
Assoc. Prof. Maria Gurova, an expert in Prehistory from Bulgaria’s National Institute and Museum of Archaeology in Sofia, has been elected for a second consecutive term to the Executive Board of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA).
The results of the 2016 elections of the European Association of Archaeologists have been made public during the 22nd EAA Conference, which took place in Vilnius, Lithuania, on August 31 – September 3, 2016, the Museum has announced.
Gurova, who is part of the Department of Prehistory of the National Institute of Archaeology, a body of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, was first elected to the Executive Board of the European Association of Archaeologists back in 2014.
She has been working in the Department of Prehistory of the National Institute and Museum of Archaeology in Sofia since 1992 specializing in the study of Pleistocene and Holocene flint assemblages from Bulgaria, Northwest Anatolia and the Levant, including use-wear analysis.
Her research interests include the origins and dispersal of early hominins in Europe; the Neolithization of the Balkans and related issues of identity; flint raw material procurement and distribution strategies in prehistory; the symbolic vs the utilitarian in archaeological interpretation; and experimentation in archaeology. Further information about Gurova’s academic work is available on her Academia.edu profile.
Assoc. Prof. Gurova is involved in various archaeological projects in Bulgaria, Turkey, Israel, Serbia, the UK, Russia, Belgium and Spain. She publishes regularly in several languages in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and edited monographs, her publications reflecting both the empirical and theoretical aspects of her research.
She sits on several editorial boards and a member of various scientific organizations including UISPP and SAA. She has served as the editor-in-chief of the first online peer-reviewed open-access Bulgarian journal of archaeology, the Bulgarian e-Journal of Archaeology, since it was started in 2011.