Bulgarian e-Journal of Archaeology / Българско е-Списание за Археология 2018-11-15T14:11:03-06:00 Dr Maria Gurova, NAIM-BAS Open Journal Systems <p>Be-JA (ISSN 1314-5088) is a peer-reviewed open access journal, published by the Association of Bulgarian Archaeologists (ABA) twice a year (June and December).</p> <p>Бе-СА (ISSN 1314-5088) е списание с отворен достъп, издание на Асоциацията на българските археолози (АБА) и излиза в две книжки годишно (юни и декември).</p> <p>All papers in Be-JA are submitted to peer review</p> Treasure of gold appliqués for horse harness from Primorsko 2018-11-15T14:11:01-06:00 Petar Balabanov Daniel Pantov <p>In 2016, rescue archeological excavations of a Thracian burial mound were conducted four kilometers to the north-west from the town of Primorsko in the locality “Silihlyar”. <br>Foundations of a rectangular feature were discovered in the eastern part of the mound. Its walls followed the cardinal directions and were preserved up to 0.55 m in height. During the excavations of this feature, 40 gold appliqués of a horse harness were found under the walls and the floor. They were spread over an area of cca. 2 m². One of them was found in a mortar layer of the floor, while another seven were between the stones of the northern and eastern walls. The central element of the set represents a decorated shield to which an embossed eagle’s head was attached. <br>The clay lamp buried together with the gold appliqués suggests a deposition date of the set in a relatively narrow chronological range – 333-250 BC.<br>The Treasure of Primorsko is the first fully preserved set of gold decorations for horse harness found to the south of the Balkan Mountains. Further interdisciplinary research is forthcoming.</p> 2018-06-18T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Градището край Рибен 2018-11-15T14:11:03-06:00 Sergey Torbatov <p>The Gradishteto hill site near Riben has been known for long in the scientific literature. Until most recent time, it has been often wrongly identified with the Roman road station Ad putea. The excavations in 2013-2015 brought about much new evidence about the site but it was, unfortunately, partly misinterpreted by the investigators. The archaeological campaign in 2016 considerably enlarged the database and made it possible to thoroughly reconsider the traditional views and statements. It was proved that the habitation of the site began already in the Early Chalcolithic. In the Late Iron Age, if not even earlier, regular cult practices started to be performed here and a rock-cut sanctuary came into being. In the Roman period it developed into an important cult complex that ceased functioning in the late-3<sup>rd</sup> c. A burgus was built over its ruins in Diocletianic times, which was integrated in the mid-4<sup>th</sup> c. in the defensive system of a newly established fortified settlement. The latter suffered a destruction in the late-70<sup>s</sup> of the 4<sup>th</sup> c. but was soon rebuilt and resettled by new population, maybe of Gothic origin. By the mid-5th c. the settlement was again destroyed. The life resumed in the 10th c. and went on until the end of the 12<sup>th</sup> c. at the earliest. In the late-14<sup>th</sup> c. a coin hoard was buried in its ruins.</p> 2018-06-18T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Обекти и находки от ранната и късната желязна епоха в района на гр. Козлодуй 2018-11-15T14:11:03-06:00 Ventzislav Dintchev <p>This article presents pottery from the Еarly and Late Iron Age discovered some time ago in the region of Kozloduy. The Еarly Iron Age is better represented with materials from five sites. The Late Iron Age was registered at two sites. Some sites can be defined as settlements, others as necropolises. On the basis of the pottery characteristics, suggestions about the cultural affiliation and cultural links of the region at the end of 2<sup>nd</sup> and 1<sup>st</sup> millennium BC are offered.</p> 2018-06-18T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Book review: Leszek Gardeła. Bad Death in the Early Middle Ages. Atypical Burials from Poland in a Comparative Perspective. Rzeszów: Instytut Archeologii UR, 2017. Collectio Archaeologica Ressoviensis 36, 288 pages., ISBN 9788365627162 2018-11-15T14:11:03-06:00 Petar Parvanov 2018-06-17T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## От Баден до Троя. Използването на ресурси, металургия и пренос на знания – юбилеен сборник в чест на Ернст Перницка 2018-11-15T14:11:02-06:00 Ivelin Kuleff 2018-06-18T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Europae Archaeologiae Consilium (EAC) Annual Meeting 2018 19th Heritage management symposium 2018-11-15T14:11:02-06:00 Maria Gurova 2018-06-18T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Петнадесета конференция за Римско провинциално изкуство (Грац, Австрия) 2018-11-15T14:11:02-06:00 Zdravko Dimitrov 2018-06-18T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##