Rousse Regional Museum of History
"All that I experienced afterwards had already been in Roustchouk". Elias Canetti
Dimitar Georgiev Chernakov

Born: Rousse, April 13th, 1977.
Curator at the “Archaeology” Department of the Rousse Regional Museum of History

Education and professional qualification:

2003 Contributor and member of the team of the “Pristan” magazine, “Epochs” column
2002 Curator at the “Archaeology” Department of the Rousse Regional Museum of History
2001 Teacher in History at the “Mayor Atanas Uzunov” Sports School, Rousse
Assistant of the “One Week in Rousse” magazine, author for the “Past” column
2001 “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo, Master’s Degree Specialization in Ancient History and Archaeology
2000 “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo, History
1996 “Hristo Botev” Secondary School, Rousse, humanitarian profile with English language

Activity in non-profit organizations:

2005 Union of the Scientists in Bulgaria, Rousse branch, History section. Member.

Participation in archaeological excavations:

2012 Bazovets tell, Dve mogili Municipality, District of Rousse, scientific director
2010 Kosharna tell and necropolis, District of Rousse, scientific director
2009 Kosharna tell and necropolis, District of Rousse, scientific director
2008 Kosharna tell and necropolis, District of Rousse, scientific director
2007 Kosharna tell and necropolis, District of Rousse, scientific director
2005 Rescue archaeological excavations of the Roman fort of Sexaginta Prista (member of the research team)
2005 Participation in the archaeological excavations in the “Vodna” cave at the village of Tabachka, Ivanovo Municipality

International activities: 

2003 - 2006 Participation in Bulgarian-Greek archaeological excavations at the Yunatsite tell, Municipality of Pazardzhik.
2005  - International symposium “Culture and Civilization along the Danube”, Calarasi, Romania – scientific report “Archaeological excavations at the “Vodna” cave” near the village of Tabachka, Ivanovo Municipality
2007 - “PONTICAXL” International scientific conference, Constanta, Romania – scientific report “Chalcolithic Ceramic Plates from Bulgaria”
2008 – Participation in the Bulgarian-Romanian archaeological project “Venus on the Lower Danube”, coordinator for the Bulgarian side.
Participation in the international conference on Prehistory, Pazardzhik, Bulgaria, with a report: “Ritual Pit from the Kosharna tell”
2010 – Participation in the international conference on Prehistory in Alexandria, Romania, with a report: “Newly-found Chalcolithic Necropolis near the village of Kosharna”


Chernakov, D., A. Kamenarov, M. Gyurova, B. Gaydarska, E. Blake, J. Chapman, M. Popova., Y. Boyadzhiev, L. Ninov, B. Atanasov, K. Mitov, S. Zoiner. 2012. Кошарна. Селищна могила и некропол. Археологически проучвания 2006 – 2010 [Kosharna. Tell and Necropolis. Archaeological Research, 2006-2010]. Rousse
Chernakov, D. 2009. Русенската селищна могила /пътеводител-каталог/ [The Rousse Tell /A Guide-Catalogue/]. Rousse
Chernakov, D., S. Torbatov, M. Gyurova, N. Sharankov, V. Varbanov, D. Dragoev. 2007. Скалният комплекс Водна – Тъмно край с. Табачка [The Vodna-Tamno Rock Complex near the village of Tabachka]. Rousse
Scientific publications:
A number of scientific reports and articles, among which:
Gaydarska, D., M. Gurova, D. Chernakov, E. Blake and J. Chapman. 2012. “A place to live, a place to bury and a place to hoard. Understanding deposition on and off the Bulgarian tell of Kosharna”. In: Archaeologia Bulgarica, book 2/2012, pp. 27 – 58.
Chernakov, D. 2012. “Праисторически керамични фигури от Исторически музей – Попово” [Prehistoric Ceramic Figures from the Popovo Museum of History]. In Попово – минало и бъдеще. VI национална научна конференция [Popovo – Past and Future. VI National Scientific Conference], part 1, pp. 5 - 12.
Chernakov, D. 2011. “Ritual pit from the Late Chalcolithic discovered at Kosharna Tell, Rousse district”. In: Златното пето хилядолетие. Тракия и съседните райони през каменно-медната епоха [The Golden Fifth Millennium. Thrace and the Neighboring Regions during the Chalcolithic Age]. Sofia, pp. 143–55.
Chernakov, D. 2011. “Newly discovered Chalcolithic necropolis near Kosharna Tell”. In: The Lower Danube in Prehistory: landscape changes and human-environment interactions. Publicatile Muzeului Judetean Teleorman. III, Bucuresti, pp. 117– 31.
Chernakov, D. 2011. “A hoard of ceramic vessels in a Chalcolithic necropolis near the village of Kosharna, district of Rousse”. In: Cultura si civilizatie la Dunarea de Jos, XXVIII, pp. 59 – 74.
Chernakov, D. 2011. “Foundation burial of a child at Kosharna tell”. In: Pontica, XLIV, pp. 241 – 250.
Chernakov, D. 2011. “Халколитен некропол край селищна могила Кошарна, Русенско (археологически разкопки през 2009 - 2010 г.)” [Chalcolithic Necropolis near Kosharna Tell, Rousse Region (Archaeological Excavations in 2009-2010)]. In Археология [Archaeology], book 2/2011, Sofia, pp. 85 – 96.
Draganov, D., D. Chernakov. 2009. “Chalcolithic gold find in the Collection of the Numismatic Museum of Bobokov Bros. Foundation”. In: Archaeologia Bulgarica, book 3, pp. 1-5.
Chernakov, D. 2008. “Раннохалколитна керамика от скален комплекс Водна-Тъмно, община Иваново, Русенска област” [Early Chalcolithic Pottery from the Vodna-Tamno Rock Complex, Ivanovo Municipality, District of Rousse]. In Праисторически проучвания в България: новите предизвикателства [Prehistoric Research in Bulgaria: the New Challenges]. Sofia, pp. 159 – 167.
Chernakov, D. 2008. “Eneolithic ceramic tablets (altars) from Bulgaria”. In: Pontica, XLI, pp. 65-78.
Chernakov, D. 2006. “Култови масички от неолитното селище при с. Копривец, община Бяла” [Cult Tables from the Neolithic Settlement at the village of Koprivets, Byala Municipality]. In Известия на Регионален исторически музей – Велико Търново [Proceedings of the Veliko Tarnovo Regional Museum of History], volume XXI, pp. 15 – 26.