Dr. Elena Marinova

‎Archaeobotanist
Elena Marinova
Contact
Phone:
+32 (0)2 788 76 65
Key Publications
A. Feurdean, Marinova, E. , Nielsen, A. B. , Liakka, J. , Veres, D. , Hutchinson, S. M. , Braun, M. , Timar-Gabor, A. , Astalos, C. , Mosburgger, V. , and Hickler, T. , Origin of the forest steppe and exceptional grassland diversity in Transylvania (central-eastern Europe), Journal of Biogeography, p. n/a-n/a, 2015.
Key Projects
  • 2015-2017: Subsistence economy and land use in the Late Bronze Age, Iron Age and the Roman Period (1600 BC-400 AD) in Southeastern Bulgaria: bio-archaeological perspectives
  • 2014-2016: Late Pleistocene Environments and Human Adaptations to Climate Change in the Balkans
  • 2011: Quantitative reconstruction of climate change in the Black Sea – Mediterranean corridor using Biomisation
  • 2009: Bioarchaeological research on animal dung: possibilities and limitations
  • 2005-2007: Changes of the vegetation and climate in Southwestern Bulgaria during the Holocene, based on plant macrofossils from peatbogs and archaeological sites
  • 2003-2005: Vegetation history of Kumtepe and Troy, Turkey
  • 2001-2003: Plant economy of the Earliest Neolithic sites in Southeastern Europe
Professional experiences

01/03/2013 > ongoing: Archaeobotanist

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS)

Archaeobotanist at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Brussels, as part of a convention between the Brussels-Capital Region and the RBINS, Belgium

01/01/2007 > ongoing: Post-doctoral research fellow

Center for Archaeological Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

01/10/2001 > 31/12/2006: Assistant Professor at Laboratory of Palynology

Department of Botany at Sofia University, Bulgaria

01/10/1995 > 30/09/1996: Research fellow at Department of Flora and Flora Genesis

Institute of Botany at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Academic training

01/10/2010 > 31/07/2012: Privat Dozent (Habilitation)

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Tübingen University, Germany

01/07/1998 > 31/07/2001: Dr. rer. Nat. in Paleobotany

Institute of Paleontology, Bonn University, Germany

01/10/1996 > 30/09/1997: specialization in Archaeobotany and Paleoecology

Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coast Studies, Wilhelmshaven, Germany

10 months specialization in Archaeobotany and Paleoecology

01/10/1990 > 31/07/1995: Master of Biology(Botany)

Faculty of Biology, Sofia University, Bulgaria

2016

S. Ivanova, Gurova, M. , Spassov, N. , Hristova, L. , Tzankov, N. , Popov, V. , Marinova, E. , Makedonska, J. , Smith, V. , Ottoni, C. , and Lewis, M. , Magura Cave, Bulgaria: A multidisciplinary study of Late Pleistocene human palaeoenvironment in the Balkans, Quaternary International, p. -, 2016.
S. Ivanova, Gurova, M. , Spassov, N. , Hristova, L. , Tzankov, N. , Popov, V. , Marinova, E. , Makedonska, J. , Smith, V. , Ottoni, C. , and Lewis, M. , Magura Cave, Bulgaria: A multidisciplinary study of Late Pleistocene human palaeoenvironment in the Balkans, Quaternary International, 2016.
F. Braadbaart, Marinova, E. , and Sarpaki, A. , Charred olive stones: experimental and archaeological evidence for recognizing olive processing residues used as fuel, Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, pp. 1-16, 2016.

2015

Y. Devos, Nicosia, C. , Vrydaghs, L. , Speleers, L. , Boffin, C. , Marinova, E. , Modrie, S. , and Degraeve, A. , An integrated approach to study complex urban site stratigraphy in Brussels: a state of the art., in Conference on the Environmental Archaeology of European Cities (CEAEC). May 27th-29th 2015, Brussels, 2015, p. 25.
P. Vermeersch, Linseele, V. , Marinova, E. , Van Neer, W. , Jan, M. , and Rethemeyer, J. , Early and Middle Holocene human occupation of the Egyptian Eastern Desert: Sodmein Cave, African Archaeological Review, 2015.
P. M. Vermeersch, Linseele, V. , Marinova, E. , Van Neer, W. , Moeyersons, J. , and Rethemeyer, J. , Early and Middle Holocene human occupation of the Egyptian Eastern Desert: Sodmein Cave, African Archaeological Review, 2015.
M. Lazarova, Marinova, E. , Tonkov, S. , and Snowball, I. , A 5000-year pollen and plant macrofossil record from the Osogovo Mountain, Southwestern Bulgaria: Vegetation history and human impact, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, vol. 223, pp. 1 - 9, 2015.
A. Feurdean, Marinova, E. , Nielsen, A. B. , Liakka, J. , Veres, D. , Hutchinson, S. M. , Braun, M. , Timar-Gabor, A. , Astalos, C. , Mosburgger, V. , and Hickler, T. , Origin of the forest steppe and exceptional grassland diversity in Transylvania (central-eastern Europe), Journal of Biogeography, p. n/a-n/a, 2015.
J. Poblome, Uleners, H. , Uytterhoeven, I. , Marinova, E. , and De Cupere, B. , The 2012 to 2014 excavation campaigns at Site LE, Sagalassos. The structural remains and general phasing, Anatolica, vol. 41, 2015.

2014

A. Chevalier, Marinova, E. , and Pe\ña-Chocarro, L. , Plants and people: choices and diversity through time, vol. 1. Oxford: Oxbow, 2014.
A. Chevalier, Marinova, E. , and Pe\ña-Chocarro, L. , Factors and Issues in Plant Choice (introduction), in Plants and people: choices and diversity through time, vol. 1, A. Chevalier, Marinova, E. , and Pe\ña-Chocarro, L. Oxford: Oxbow, 2014, pp. 3-11.
A. Chevalier, Marinova, E. , and Pe\ña-Chocarro, L. , Factors and Issues in Plant Choice (introduction), in Plants and people: choices and diversity through time, vol. 1, A. Chevalier, Marinova, E. , and Pe\ña-Chocarro, L. Oxford: Oxbow, 2014, pp. 3-11.
E. Marinova and Deforce, K. , Anthracologisch onderzoek van houtskoolbranderskuilen, in Veldhoven, Zilverackers. Archeologisch onderzoek ter plaatse van de Westelijk Ontsluitingsroute (fase 1)., Vder Veken B. Amersfoort: ADC, 2014, pp. 201-206.
E. Marinova and Valamoti, S. - M. , Crop diversity and choices in the prehistory of SE Europe: the archaeobotanical evidence from Greece and Bulgaria, in Plants and People: Choices and Diversity Through Time, vol. 1, A. Chevalier, Marinova, E. , and Pena-Cocharro, L. Oxbow Books, 2014, pp. 64-74.
E. Marinova and Valamoti, S. - M. , Crop diversity and choices in the prehistory of SE Europe: the archaeobotanical evidence from Greece and Bulgaria, in Plants and People: Choices and Diversity Through Time, vol. 1, A. Chevalier, Marinova, E. , and Pena-Cocharro, L. Oxbow Books, 2014, pp. 64-74.
Y. Devos, Nicosia, C. , Vrydaghs, L. , Speleers, L. , Marinova, E. , van der Valk, J. , Modrie, S. , and Degraeve, A. , The shaping of Brussels' urban landscape: an interdisciplinary perspective, in Open PAGES 2014 Focus 4 workshop, Leuven, 2014.
Y. Devos, Nicosia, C. , van der Valk, J. , Court-Picon, M. , Doutrelepont, H. , Vrydaghs, L. , Marinova, E. , and Claes, B. , Intergrating micromorphology and archaeobotany to unravel the function of archaeological structure. The example of the Petite Rue des Bouchers (Brussels, Belgium), in International Workshop on Archaeological Soil Micromorphology 2014, 2014.
L. Vrydaghs, Speleers, L. , van der Valk, J. , Marinova, E. , Court-Picon, M. , Doutrelepont, H. , Nicosia, C. , and Devos, Y. , Facing complexity: archaeobotany and Dark Earth. Towards an integration of botanical and geoarchaeological data, in 9TH International Meeting for Phytolith Research. Toward Integrative Phytolith Research, Brussels, 2014.
L. Speleers, Goffette, Q. , Marinova, E. , van der Valk, J. , Court-Picon, M. , Claes, B. , and Devos, Y. , Étude interdisciplinaire du paysage médiéval de la vallée de la Senne à Bruxelles : le site de petite rue des Bouchers, in 10e Rencontres d'Archéobotanique, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac (Dordogne, France), 2014.
Y. Devos, Nicosia, C. , van der Valk, J. , Speleers, L. , Court-Picon, M. , Doutrelepont, H. , Vrydaghs, L. , Marinova, E. , and Claes, B. , Integrating micromorphology and archaeobotany to unravel the function of an archaeological structure. The example of the site of Petite Rue de Bouchers (Brussels, Belgium), in Workshop Archaeological Soil Micromorphology, Amersfoort, 2014.
S. Riehl, Marinova, E. , Deckers, K. , Malina, M. , and Conard, N. , Plant use and local vegetation patterns during the second half of the Late Pleistocene in southwestern Germany, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 2014.
A. Kreuz, Märkle, T. , Marinova, E. , Meurers-Balke, J. , Rösch, M. , Schäfer, E. , Schamuhn, S. , and Zerl, T. , The Late Neolithic Michelsberg culture - just ramparts and ditches? A supraregional comparison of agricultural and environmental data, Praehistorische Zeitschrift, vol. 88, pp. 72-115, 2014.
S. Tonkov, Marinova, E. , Filipova-Marinova, M. , and Bozilova, E. , Holocene palaeoecology and human-environmental interactions at the coastal Black Sea Lake Durankulak, northeastern Bulgaria, Quaternary International, vol. 328-329, pp. 277 - 286, 2014.
A. Feurdean, Perşoiu, A. , Tanţău, I. , Stevens, T. , Magyari, E. K. , Onac, B. P. , Marković, S. , Andrič, M. , Connor, S. , Fărcaş, S. , Gałka, M. , Gaudeny, T. , Hoek, W. , Kolaczek, P. , Kuneš, P. , Lamentowicz, M. , Marinova, E. , Michczyńska, D. J. , Perşoiu, I. , Płóciennik, M. , Słowiński, M. , Stancikaite, M. , Sumegi, P. , Svensson, A. , Tămaş, T. , Timar, A. , Tonkov, S. , Toth, M. , Veski, S. , Willis, K. J. , and Zernitskaya, V. , Climate variability and associated vegetation response throughout Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) between 60 and 8$\~$ka, Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 106, pp. 206 - 224, 2014.
E. Marinova, Hoogstraeten-Lalaing (BR 061): Anthracolgical study. Brussels Hoofstedelijk Gewest, 2014.

2013

J. Richard, Waelkens, M. , De Cupere, B. , and Marinova, E. , Het Macellum. Vlees op bestelling, in Sagalassos - Jaarboek 2013. Vijfentwintig jaar graven. De onerzoeks- en opgravingscampagne van 2013., Wen het Sag M. Team Leuven: Peeters, 2013, pp. 38-51.
M. Waelkens, Music, B. , Dirix, K. , Muchez, P. , Degryse, P. , Marinova, E. , De Cupere, B. , Van Neer, W. , Goffette, Q. , and Theelen, J. , The 2011 archaeometric research at Sagalassos, Arkeometri Sonuçkları Toplantısı, vol. 28, pp. 177-190, 2013.
V. Linseele, Riemer, H. , Baeten, J. , De Vos, D. , Marinova, E. , and Ottoni, C. , Species identification of archaeological dung remains. A critical review of possible methods, Environmental Archaeology, vol. 18, pp. 5-17, 2013.

2012

M. Waelkens, Music, B. , Corremans, M. , Degryse, P. , De Laet, V. , Bakker, J. , Dusar, B. , D'Haen, K. , Notebaert, B. , Verstraeten, G. , Marinova, E. , Van Neer, W. , Goffette, Q. , De Cupere, B. , Baeten, J. , and Devos, D. , The 2010 archeometric research at Sagalassos, Arkeometri Sonuçkları Toplantısı, vol. 27, pp. 305-329, 2012.
B. T. Fuller, De Cupere, B. , Marinova, E. , Van Neer, W. , Waelkens, M. , and Richards, M. , Isotopic reconstruction of human diet and animal husbandry practices during the classical-Hellenistic, Imperial and Byzantine periods at Sagalassos, Turkey, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 149, pp. 157-171, 2012.

2011

G. Verstraeten, De Laet, V. , Dusar, B. , D'Haen, K. , Degryse, P. , Neyt, B. , Muchez, P. , Dirix, K. , Kaniewski, D. , De Cupere, B. , Van Neer, W. , Thys, S. , Udrescu, M. , Marinova, E. , De Vos, D. , Baeten, J. , Corremans, M. , Wielgosz-Rondolino, D. , Bakker, J. , and Waelkens, M. , The 2008 and 2009 archaeometrical research at Sagalassos, in Arkeometri sonuçlari toplantisi 26. Istanbul, 24-28 May 2010, 2011, pp. 117-138.

2010

M. Waelkens, Vanhaverbeke, H. , Poblome, J. , Vyncke, K. , De Cupere, B. , Marinova, E. , Music, B. , Jacobs, I. , Claeys, J. , Lefere, M. , Van Neer, W. , Corremans, M. , Baeten, J. , Richard, J. , Uytterhoeven, I. , Uleners, H. , Willet, R. , Van Oyen, A. , Lauwers, V. , Torun, E. , Risser, E. , and Ercan, S. , De onderzoeks- en opgravingscampagne in 2009, in Sagalassos-Jaarboek 2009. De Late Oudheid (ca. 200-450/455 n. Chr.). Het jaarverslag van de campagne van 2009, W. M. Peeters, 2010, pp. 173-333.
H. Vanhaverbeke, Waelkens, M. , Vyncke, K. , De Laet, V. , Aydal, S. , Music, B. , De Cupere, B. , Poblome, J. , Braekmans, D. , Degryse, P. , Marinova, E. , Verstraeten, G. , Van Neer, W. , Šlapšak, B. , Medarič, I. , Ekinci, H. , and Erbay, M. , {`}Pisidian' culture? The Classical-Hellenistic site at Düzen Tepe near Sagalassus (southwest Turkey), Anatolian Studies, vol. 60, pp. 105-128, 2010.
V. Linseele, Marinova, E. , Van Neer, W. , and Vermeersch, P. M. , Sites with Holocene dung deposits in the Eastern Desert of Egypt: visited by herders?, Journal of Arid Environments, vol. 74, pp. 818-828, 2010.

2009

H. Willems, Vereecken, S. , Kuijper, L. , Vanthuyne, B. , Marinova, E. , Linseele, V. , Verstraeten, G. , Hendrickx, C. , Eyckerman, M. , Van den Broeck, A. , Van Neer, W. , Bourriau, J. , French, P. , Peeters, C. , De Laet, V. , Mortier, S. , and De Kooning, Z. , An Industrial Site at al Shaykh Sa'id/Wadi Zabayda, Ägypten und Levante: Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Archäologie und deren Nachbargebiete, vol. 19, pp. 293-331, 2009.

2008

K. Romanus, Van Neer, W. , Marinova, E. , Verbeke, K. , Luypaerts, A. , Accardo, S. , Hermans, I. , Jacobs, P. , De Vos, D. , and Waelkens, M. , Brassicaceae seed oil identified as illuminant in Nilotic shells from a first millennium AD Coptic church in Bawit, Egypt, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, vol. 390, pp. 783-793, 2008.
P. Vermeersch, Linseele, V. , Marinova, E. , Van Neer, W. , Jan, M. , and Rethemeyer, J. , Early and Middle Holocene human occupation of the Egyptian Eastern Desert: Sodmein Cave, African Archaeological Review.
01/04/2012 to 30/09/2017

CORES: Comparing regionality and sustainability in Pisidia, Boeotia, Picenum and NW Gaul between Iron and Middle Ages (1,000 BC - AD 1,000)

The aim of the project is to approach the concepts of regionality and sustainability in four ancient regions, Pisidia, Boeotia, Picenum and NW Gaul, from 1000 BC to 1000 AD, through the interdisciplinary study of long-term waves of regional change and development in a comparative framework.
01/01/2007 to 31/12/2014

Archaeosciences applied to sites in the Brussels Capital Region

Archaeozoological, archaeobotanical and anthropological analyses on sites from the Brussels-Capital Region in order to reconstruct the former environment, agricultural practices, human diet and health, and funerary practices.
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