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Latinka Hristova

(Senior Assistant, Dr)
phone: (+359 2) 9808391; (+359 2) 9885115 (ext. 738); e-mail:

Born on 2 September 1968, Sofia
1993 — Master degree in geology, specialisation: palaeontology and stratigraphy
1998—2003 — PhD student, Institute of Geology
From 2005 — palaeontologist at the Palaeontology and Mineralogy Department

Research interests


Vertebrate palaeontology (Genus Hipparion sensu lato), palaeoecology, taphonomy, stratigraphy, biohronology.

Most recent publications


Гюрова, М., Иванова, С., Крумов, И., Спасов, Н., Христова, Л., Дожар, К., 2015. Проучване на пещерата Мишин камък — сезон 2. — Археологически открития и разкопки през 2014 г. БАН. Национален археологически институт с музей. София, с. 32—33.

Иванова, С., Крумов, И., Спасов, Н., Христова, Л., Македонска, Ж., Гюрова, М., Страйт, Д., 2014. Археологически проучвания в пещерата Мишинкамик, Чипровско. — Археологически открития и разкопки през 2013 г. БАН. Национален археологически институт с музей. София, с. 31—33.

Böhme, M., Aiglstorfer, M., Boev, Z., Bullmann, L., Dolezych, M., Havlik, P., Hristova, L., Ilg, A., Markov, G., Ognjanova, N., Prieto, J., Uhl, D., Vasilyan, D., Spassov, N., 2013. Staniantsi — an exceptional vertebrate locality from the Miocene-Pliocene transition of Western Bulgaria. — Abstracts, 5th International Workshop on the Neogene from the Central and South-Eastern Europe Varna, 16th — 20th May 2013, Varna.

Hristova, L., Geraads, D., Markov, G., Spassov, N., 2013. Late Miocene mammals from Kocherinovo, Southwestern Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 65 (4): 521—534.

Иванова, С., Гюрова, М., Спасов, Н., Христова, Л., Гяурова, Б., Македонска, Ж., Анастасова, Е., Маринова, Е., Ходжкинс, Д., Милър, К., Страйт, Д., 2013. Археологически проучвания в пещерата Магура. — Археологически открития и разкопки през 2012 г. LII Национална археологическа конференция. БАН. Национален археологически институт с музей. София, с. 34—37.

Spassov, N., Geraads, D., Hristova, L., Markov, G. N., Merceron, G., Tzankov, Tz., Stoyanov, K., Böhme, M., Dimitrova, A., 2012. A hominid tooth from Bulgaria: the last pre-human hominid of continental Europe. — Journal of Human Evolution, 62 (1): 138—145. [PDF]

Hristova, L., 2012. About the age of the Late Miocene localities of the Kalimantsi fossiliferous area on the basis of Cremohipparion (Perissodactyla, Equidae) skull morphology polymorphism. — Historia naturalis bugarica, 20: 143—150.

Clavel, J., Merceron, G., Hristova, L., Spassov, N., Kovachev, D., Escarguel, G., 2012. On Mesopithecus habitat: insights from late Miocene fossil vertebrate localities of Bulgaria. — Journal of Human Evolution, 63 (1): 162—179. [PDF]

Geraads, D., Spassov, N., Hristova, L., Markov, G. N., Garevski, R., 2011. Large mammal faunas from the late Neogene of the F. Y. Republic of Macedonia. — 9th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate palaeontologists, Heraklion, Crete, 14—19 June.

Hristova, L., 2009. Ontogeny and variability in the cheek region of hipparions from the Late Miocene locality Hadzhidimovo-1, Southwest Bulgaria. — Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigraphia, 115 1: 123—130.


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