Archaeological excavations on the basis of the Armenian capital Ani prominent representatives of the school and the efforts of their students (N. Marr, H., Republic, Working Qalantar, S. Ter-Avetisian, E. Baybourdyan, B. Piotrovsky, K. Ghafadarian, B. Arakelyan) Archaeological research in the first half of the XX century were achieved significant results, which in turn became one of the preconditions for the creation of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography. Highland creation and documentation of cultural heritage became a systematic study of the subject matter coverage. Fifty years important results have been achieved thanks to the continuing activities programmed mardagoyatsman, the processes of early agricultural societies, ancient and medieval history and culture of Armenia fields of study. In particular, karidaryan various monuments (region 1, Lousakert, Hatis, Kasakh and river canyon and other sites) for excavation, artifacts, sources of raw materials, surveys of living conditions have been removed since the earliest stages of the main trends and characteristics of accommodation Highland, Highland rational human geography, ecology and economic aspects, the main characteristic features of the life support systems of the upper paleolityan societies (B. Yeritsyan, H. Ghazaryan, B. Gasparyan).
Identified, described and characterized as C. a. VII-I millennia of a dozen cultures, societies in developing their sculpting features, archaeological displays of early state formations.
Neolithic and Chalcolithic a number of settlements (Teghut Ruben Torosyan, Masis Blur, Adablur` C. Areshyan, Aratashen, Aknashen` R. Badalyan, N. Godedzor` P. Avetisyan: Areni-1: B. Gasparyan) due to the excavation revealed Highland cattle, early agricultural societies inhabiting m. i. a. VII-IV centuries zhamanakagrvogh cultures formation and development, covered the economy, resource management, trade, cultural pokharnchutyunnerin on many issues. Ancient bronze-yerkatidaryan Armenia archaeological discovery of cultures, the plateau characteristic features coverage of key importance for the social development efforts of the Institute's expeditions excavated the Red Hill nakhaurartakan (H. Martirosyan), Jrahovit, nuclear power (the Khanzadyan), Harich (T. Khachatryan), Aygevan (S. Yesayan), Mokhrabluri (G. Areshyan), Horom, Gegharot (R. Badalyan) ranch (P. Avetisyan) settlements materials research. Bronze-yerkatidaryan Armenia complete description of cultures, periodization and chronology system, important data were obtained from the various regions of the excavated barrows (Lori prison S. Devedjian, Lchashen` L. Petrosyan, Oshakan S. Yesayan, a A.Kalantaryan, Karashamb` V. Hovhannisyan, Talin` P. Avetisyan, Tsaghkalanj` F. Muradyan, Horom` R. Badalyan, Syunik O. KHENKIKIAN etc.). Considerable work has been done covering the whole territory of the highland settlements in connection with the coordination and re-interpretation of the results of the studies (A. Bobokhyan).
They have studied Van Kingdom (Red Hill B. Piotrovsky, H. Martirosyan, Argishtikhinili` H. Martirosyan, Oshakan S. Yesayan, a A.Kalantaryan, Dovri` S. Hmayakyan), Hellenistic, antique districts, large settlements of medieval Armenian capital (Artashat, Dvin, Garni, Armavir, Kartchaghbyur, Hoghmik, Benjamin, Artsakh Tigranakert, Yervandashat` B. Arakelyan, G. Tiratsyan, K. Ghafadarian A A.Kalantaryan, J. Khachatryan, F. Ter-martyr In Karapetyan, Hamlet Petrosyan, H. Hakobyan). Basic research has been done in the study of medieval monastic complexes (Vahanavank` G. Grigoryan, Khamshi monastery G. Karakhanyan, Marmashen` S. Harutyunyan, Ushi, Harich` F. Babayan, Akor, Aghitu, Handaberd` Hamlet Petrosyan, H. Tsakhatskar` Melkonyan, Teghenyats` G. Sargsyan, etc.). We examined the material and spiritual culture of antiquity and Christian Armenia multilayered forms (B. Arakelyan, K. Ghafadarian, G. Tiratsyan, G. Karakhanyan, I A.Kalantaryan, J. Khachatryan, S. Harutyunyan, F. Babayan, A. Zhamkochian, N. Hakobyan, F. Ter-martyr, Hamlet Petrosyan, the Karapetyan, H. Melkonian, M. Zardaryan, G. Kocharyan and others). The United States, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Austria, universities and research centers to carry out archaeological research in different regions of Armenia, and the Armenian Plateau, thanks to a thorough update on the history and culture of the ancient Near East based source study, published in foreign languages numerous monographs and articles (R. Badalyan, P. Avetisyan said. Hmayakyan A. Bobokhyan, B. Gasparyan, M. Zardaryan and others).
Collected, deciphered and interpreted in hundreds of communities in the Highlands and lapidary inscriptions (K. Ghafadarian, S. Barkhudaryan, G. Grigoryan, G. Sargsyan). After a long break, in 2012. Publication of the "Divan of lithography" The 8th volume of the series (G. Sargsyan).
Institute of Archaeology and vimagragitutyan areas of scientific research results were reflected in the "Archaeological excavations in Armenia", "Armenia archaeological monuments", "Divan of lithography" series and various monographs. Thanks to research done by the institute developed a new periodization and chronology systems that are found great acceptance and use not only in the Armenian highlands, the most ancient cultures but also from neighboring districts to submit data for the development of fundamentally new dynamics.