Archaeology of Armenia in Regional Context - 2


The 2nd international conference "Archaeology of Armenia in Regional Context" will be held in Yerevan from the 9th to the 11th of July 2019.

2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, which we plan to commemorate with an international conference.

The primary goal of the conference is to showcase the results of the work of the Institute's archeological research groups over the past 10 years and the achievements of individual subdisciplines of archeology in Armenia.

Over the last 10 years, under the leadership or co-administration of the Institute, there have been approximately twenty archaeological expeditions, most of which are the result of international cooperation. These expeditions are typically at work simultaneously during the summer. As a result, specialists of different expeditions are rarely able to communicate with colleagues, share their work success and learn about the results of joint work as a result of scheduling issues, organizational challenges, and other reasons. Our intention is to bring together the members of archeological expeditions and provide an opportunity to communicate with one another.

It is expected that specialists from the cooperating scientific and educational institutions of Armenia, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Israel, Russia, Austriand other countries will participate.

The materials of the conference will be published in the Proceedings of the Institute entitled Archeology of Armenia in Regional Context (volume 2), in English.



Information on this website will be periodically updated.


The conference will include sessions on the following topics

  • Palaeolithic - Occupation of the region by early humans
  • Neolithic and Eneolithic (Chalcolithic) - Early agricultural and farming societies
  • Early Bronze Age - Formation and spread of the Kura-Araxes Culture
  • Middle Bronze Age – Mobile Bronze Age societies
  • Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages - The age of cultural and political integration
  • Kingdom of Van - The emergence of the Near Eastern administrative system in the region
  • Classical epochs - The formation process of national states
  • Middle Ages - The emergence and development of Christian culture


Important dates

Deadline to Submit Abstract (300 words max): extended until 10 June
Preliminary program: 15 June
Final program: 20 June
Conference dates: 9-11 July
Post-Conference excursion (details TBA): 12 July

Scientific council of the conference

Pavel Avetisyan (Armenia)

Arsen Bobokhyan (Armenia)

Ian Lindsay (USA)

Ruben Badalyan (Armenia)

Lori Khatchadourian (USA)

Hayk Avetisyan (Armenia)

Roman Hovsepyan (Armenia)

Adam T. Smith (USA)

Boris Gasparyan (Armenia)

Christine Chataigner (France)

Daniel Adler (USA)

Giusto Traina (France)

Grigor Areshyan (Armenia)

Hamlet Petrosyan (Armenia)

Keith Wilkinson (USA)

Krzysztof Jakubiak (Poland)

Mitchell Rothman (USA)

Roberto Dan (Italy)

Sergey Korenevskiy (Russia)

Stéphane Deschamps (France)

Goderdzi Narimanishvili (Georgia)

Organizational committee of the conference

President: Pavel Avetisyan:
Vice Presidents: Roman Hovsepyan, Arsen Bobokhyan
Secretary: Mariam Amiryan
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