Dr. Elena Marinova

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven/Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels


Address: Celestijnenlaan 200e - bus 2409 B-3001 Leuven

Telephone: +32 (0)16 32 64 13



Research themes: Elena Marinova is an archaeobotanist with a main focus on research concerning human-environment interactions, human impact on the vegetation and ancient subsistence economy in Europe and the Near East. From 2001-2007 she was assistant professor at Sofia University, Bulgaria, and her research focussed on prehistoric agriculture in Bulgaria. Since 2007, she works in at the Center for Archaeological Sciences, KU Leuven. In the framework of this position she focuced on archaeobotanical research of several sites in Egypt (Sodmein, Dair el-Barsha, Hierakonpolis, Tell Iswid), Turkey (Sagalassos, Hacilar) and Syria (Tell Tweini). Since 2011 she is also Privat Dozent at Tübingen Üniversity and teaches several classes in Environmental Archaeology. Since 2013, she is also part of the bioarchaeological team of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS).


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