The department was established as a separate one in 1972. The first curator was Stoyanka Vlashka. From 1974 until the beginning of 2014 the department was headed by Dimitur Yankov, who carried out excavations in Augusta Trayana - Vereya - Stara Zagora archaeological reserve; the archaeological reserve near town of Krun; the church Sveta Paraskeva; Enina village, Karasura site (in the area of Rupkite village, Chirpan Municipality); archaeological sites along Maritsa Highway, Trakia Highway, Maritsa Iztok Thermal Power Plant, and others.
Head of department:
Tel. : +369 887 259 614