Southeast Europe and Anatolia in prehistory
This collection of essays honors Professor Vassil Nikolov on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday. A distinguished scholar of southeast European prehistoric archaeology, Vassil Nikolov has been with the National Institute of Archaeology and Museum of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1984. He held the positions of the Director of Museums and Art Galleries Directorate of the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture (1991), Head of the Prehistory Department (1989-1999), Deputy Director (1999-2003) and Director (2003-2007) of the National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Chairman of the Academic Board of the Institute (2003-2015), Corresponding Member and Member of the Executive Board of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (since 2013). He has been awarded numerous fellowships and honors, notably Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowships (first in 1991-1993) and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2009). The 52 papers in the volume are contributed by Vassil’s friends and colleagues all over the world, former and present students. They reflect his wide range of research interests, from the Paleolithic to the Iron Age, from Central Europe to the Near East and beyond.