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Institute of History of Ukraine
M. S. Hrushevsky Institute of Ukrainian Archaeography and Source Studies
I. Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies
Institute of Archaeology
Crimean Branch of the Institute of Archaeology
‘Olviya’ National History and Archaeology Reserve
A. Yu. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies
Crimean Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies
I. F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethno-National Studies
Institute of European Research
H. S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy
Department of Religion Studies within H. S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy
Institute of Sociology
National Center for Monument Studies under NAS and Ukrainian Association for Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments
Odessa Archaeological Museum
V. I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine
Center for Humanitarian Education
Institute of Encyclopaedic Research
V. M. Koretsky Institute of State and Law
V. Stefanyk Lviv National Academic Library
Crimean Branch of the Institute of Archaeology  
 
2 Acad. Vernadskoho Ave., 95007, Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine
Phone: (0652) 54 9116; fax: (0652) 54 9116
e-mail:archaeo@ukrpost.net
http://center.crimea.ua/kfnanu
Director
Victor L. Myts,
Cand. Hist.

Founded in February 1992.

Main lines of research activities:

excavating sites of pre-history, Bronze and early Iron Ages, periods of Antiquity and Middle Ages; studies of history of the Crimea in the periods of Antiquity and Middle Ages; research into Scythian and late Scythian cultures, Greek towns and rural settlements, Roman sites, sites of the period of Great Migration, early Medieval settlements and necropoles of ‘Crimean Gothia’, fortifications-’isars’ of the South coast of the Crimea, sub-mound burials of nomads, Genoa trade stations of the Crimea, antiquities of Golden Horde and Osman Empire; architectural-and-archaeological studies; Christian archaeology; underwater and historical-topography studies; studies of Ancient Greek and Medieval pottery, chronology, sites of lapidary art, bronze workshopping and jewelry; numismatics.

Principal achievements and developments:

archaeological studies of inhabited places of early Paleolithic Epoch in the Central and South-West Crimea; chronology definition, study of technology of flint industry, fauna of early Paleolithic period; explorations of ancient Greek towns: Chersonesus, Kalos-Limen, towns on the territory of Bosporian Kingdom, sanctuaries of Roman time near today’s towns of Sudak and Saki, Kutlak fortress near Sudak; excavations of burials of Scythian nobility on the Ak-Kaya Plateau in the Central Crimea; archaeological study of Neapolis site – the major center of the Crimean Scythia; late Scythian burials of Ust-Alma and other cemeteries of the South-West Crimea, military station at Alma River, cemetery of the epoch of Great Migration on Chatyr-Dag Mountain; architectural-and-archaeological assemblages of the ‘cave’ towns of the Crimea: Bakla, Tepe-Kermen; Byzantine towns: Kherson, Sugdeia, Aluston; investigation of the settlement of the Hazar epoch on the Tepsen Plateau (Koktebel) and Medieval temple of Saint Peter and Paul in Partenit; excavations of Genoa trade stations: Kaffa, Chembalo, Soldaia.










   
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