A. Kh. Khalikov Institute of Archeology of TAS

General Information

The history of A. Kh. Khalikov Institute of Archeology of TAS began from 1942 when N.F. Kalinnin (archeologist and historian) started to work at the Institute of Language, Literature and History under the Council of Ministers of TASSR. During the fifties there has been working a Group of Archeology; in 1960 Archeology and Ethnography Sector KFAN of the USSR; in 1988 Department of Archeology at KSC of USSR Academy of Sciences; in 1995 by The Ordinance of Cabinet of Ministers of RT from October 16 of 1995 “On the organization of research and preservation of archaeological monuments in the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan” the Department renamed to NCAR. A. Kh. Khalikov Institute of Archeology of TAS established in 2014 on the basis of NCAR. The main purpose of the institute is the implementation of the scientific and museum activities in the field of archaeological, historical, ethnoarchaeological and natural science researches.

Main Direction of the Researches

Main research directions of the institute consist from the study of archaeological materials and their analysis; the reconstruction of the social and economical relations and the culture of ancient societies. Such themes as Bulgar and its district; Bilyar and its district; Archaeology of Tatarstan are developed in the institute. Most part of the staff carries out the field research and conducts the generalization of the materials obtained in the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan. Moreover, archaeologists conduct the examination on protection of archaeological sites.

Direction of the Researches

1. Eligibility and Transformation of archaeological cultures of the Ural and Volga Region

2. The peoples of the Volga and Ural Region in the system of medieval civilizations of Eurasia. The Great Silk Road

3. Archeometry

4. Tatarstan Archaeology: preservation, history of research, museumification

Main achievements

The scientists of the A. Kh. Khalikov Institute of Archeology of TAS actively collaborate with archaeologists of Kazan, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Yoshkar-Ola, Syktyvkar, Izhevsk, Cheboksary, Ufa, Perm, Ulyanovsk, Samara, Penza and other cities; with archaeological institutions of Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Finland, Latvia, Sweden, Bulgaria, Hungary and Austria.

Emphasized Collective Works

• The city of Bolgar. Essays on History and Culture. M., 1987;

• The city of Bolgar. Essays on Handicraft Activity. M., 1988;

• The city of Bolgar. Craft of Metallurgists, Blacksmiths, Foundry Workers. M., 1996;

• The city of Bolgar. The Monumental Building, Architecture, Landscaping. M., 2001;

• History of the Tatars. Volume I. The Peoples of the Eurasian Steppe in Ancient Times. Kazan: Publishing House “Rukhiyat”. 2002 - 552;

• History of the Tatars. Volume II. Volga Bulgar and the Great Steppe. Kazan: Publishing House “RuhIL”, 2006. - 960 p.

• History of the Tatars. Volume III. Ulus of Jochi (Golden Horde). XIII - the middle of the XV century. - Kazan: TAS Institute of History, 2009. - 1056;

• A series of publications “Archaeology of the Eurasian Steppes”; Bulgarica. Time and Space of the Bulgar Civilization. - Moscow-Kazan: Feoria, 2012;

• Great Bulgar: Atlas. - Moscow-Kazan: Feoria, 2013. - 403 p.

Contact Us

420012, Butlerova St. 30, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan

Phone: +7(843)-236-55-42

E-mail: ncai@mail.ru, arheotat@mail.ru

Web: archtat.ru