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"Gitutyun" newspaper
May 2017

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
E-mail: info [ at ]

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).

  • Announcements

    In the framework of IncoNet EaP Plus project National Academy of Sciences of RA announces call for networking grants for participation in Brokerage Events related to Horizon2020 as well as in Preparatory Meetings for the development of concrete project proposals for selected thematic calls within H2020

    The Institute of Literature after M. Abeghyan of the National Academy of Sciences of RA organizes a republican scientific session dedicated to the 180th anniversary of Perch Proshyan, which will take place on the 15th of June, 2017, in Yerevan

    On 5 July, 2017, NAS RA Institute of History organizes a scientific conference in Yerevan devoted to the 90th anniversary of NAS RA academician H. Bartikyan

    On 7-9 July, 2017, NAS RA Institute of History organizes the XXXVIII scientific session of young scientific workers of the NAS RA Institute of History in Aghveran

    In the framework of EU H2020 Black Sea Horizon project the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia announces a call for participation in BSH Horizon 2020 Summer School on Social Sciences and Humanities, to be held on 10-12 July, 2017 in Yerevan

    On 18-22 September, 2017, Department of Physics and Astrophysics of NAS RA and Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory after V.A. Ambartsumian of NAS RA organize International Symposium "Star formation and star formation regions" in Byurakan. For more information see:

    On 19-22 September, 2017, Department of Physics and Astrophysics of NAS RA and the Institute for Physical Research of NAS RA organize

    On 25-28 September, 2017, Institute for Informatics and Automation problems of NAS RA organizes 11th International Conference on "Computer Science and Information Technologies - CSIT-2017" (Yerevan, Armenia). For more information see:

    On 25-29 September, 2017, the V International Conference on "Chemistry and Chemical Technologies" will be held in Yerevan, organized by the M.G. Manvelyan Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry NAS RA and Division of Chemistry and Earth Sciences NAS RA

    In September, 2017, the Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA organizes the International Young Scientists School “Molecular and Cellular Bases of Host-Microbes Interactions: Immunogenomics”

    On 2-6 October, 2017, the Institute of Mechanics of NAS RA, Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of Armenia, Russian National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, Goris State University organize 5th International Conference on "Topical problems of Continuum Mechanics" (Goris, Armenia).For more information see

    On 3-7 October, 2017 the V Symposium of Armenian Chemical Society (with international participation) "Actual Problems of Fundamental and Applied Chemistry" ArmCS-5 will be held in Yerevan, organized by the Armenian Chemical Society and Scientific Technological Center of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

    Publications in Press

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