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Division of Armenology and Social Sciences

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography

Founded in: 1959
Specialization: Archaeology, Ethnography, Ethno-sociology, Anthropology, Epigraphy
Director: Corr. member of NAS RA Pavel S. Avetisyan
Address: Yerevan 0025, Republic of Armenia, Charents Str.15,
Tel.: (+374 10) 556896
Fax: (+374 10) 556896

Main Fields of Activity

  • archaeology
  • epigraphy
  • ethnography
  • ethnology
  • ethno-sociology
  • folkloristics
  • physical anthropology

  • Main Results

  • Formation of Armenian school of material and non-material cultural heritage studies.
  • Formation and development of source basis for study of history of Armenian material and spiritual culture in ancient and medieval times.
  • Discovery and description of Stone Age, 7th-1st millennia BC archaeological cultures, as well as developments of ancient societies, archaeological reflections of ancient state formations, multi-layered niveaus of Armenian material and spiritual culture of Classical and Christian periods.
  • Excavations and investigations of hundreds of sites from Neolithic to Bronze Age, from the period of Van Kingdom to Classical times and Middle Ages.
  • Gathering, deciphering and interpretation of hundreds of epigraphic inscriptions from the Armenian Highland and Diaspora.
  • Investigation of Armenian economic life and habits, ethnographic reflections of material and spiritual life, traditional and modern social relations, folks’ transport, beliefs, cult and ritual.
  • Recording, investigation and publication of a great deal of material on different folkloristic genres, essential researches in spheres of Armenian mythology and folklore.
  • Publication of many monographs as well as periodicals such as «Archaeological excavations in Armenia» (23 volumes), «Archaeological Sites of Armenia» (21 volumes), «Corpus of Armenian Epigraphy» (9 volumes), “Armenian Folk Tales” (17 volumes), «Armenian Ethnography and Folkloristics» (26 volumes).

  • News

    On 19-23 September, 2016, Department of Physics and astrophysics of NAS RA and Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory after V.A. Ambartsumian of NAS RA organize International Symposium “Activity phenomena and evolution of cosmic objects” in Byurakan. For more information see:

    On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of independence of Armenia, Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute launches a new temporary exhibition titled "From Genocide to Independence". The opening of the new exhibition will be on 20 September, 2016, at 12:00 PM

    Center of Shirak for Armenian Studies of NAS RA Summits 9th International Conference in Gyumri, September 23-25, 2016, Entitled "Historical and Cultural Heritage of Shirak" Devoted to the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Armenia

    On 26-28 September, 2016, the Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA (Yerevan, Armenia) organizes the International Young Scientists Conference "New Trends in Life Sciences"

    On 3-7 October, 2016, the Institute of Mechanics of NAS RA, National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of Armenia, Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Armenia, Russian National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Solid Mechanics Scientific Council of Russian Academy of Sciences, Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences,Yerevan State University, National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, National Engineering University of Armenia organize the 3th International “Young Scientists School-Conference MECHANICS-2016” (Tsakhkadzor, Armenia).For more information see

    H. Acharyan Institute of Language of NAS RA is organizing Conference "Current Issues of Language Policy and Language regulations" to be held on 12-13 October, 2016 in Yerevan

    On 25-27 October, 2016, the Institute of Geophysics and Engineering Seismology after A. Nazarov NAS RA and the Division of Chemistry and Earth Sciences of NAS RA organize the First International Scientific Workshop "Problems of Improvement of Seismic Intensity Scale", to be held in Gyumri RA and will be dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the IGES NAS RA

    Institute of history of NAS RA is organizing International scientific conference titled: “The investment of the foreign armenologists on the research of the history of Armenian old and mid centuries”, to be held in 26-27 October, 2016 in Yerevan

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