Институт археологии им. А.Х. Халикова АН РТ


The origins of Khalikov Institute of Archaeology can be traced back to 1940-s, when an archaeologist Dr Nikolay Kalinin joined the Institute of Languages, Literature and History of the Tatarstan ASSR Council of Ministers and began to develop archaeological studies in the region. By 1960-s, the group of the archaeologists under the supervision of Dr Nikolay Kalinin established the department of archaeology and ethnography of Kazan branch of USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1995, the department was re-established into the National Centre for Archaeological Research of the Republic of Tatarstan. In 2014, this Centre became a base for the establishment of a separate institution for archaeological research within the structure of Tatarstan Academy of Science, Khalikov Institute of Archaeology

Our Aim

Khalikov Institute of Archaeology aims to conduct the research in the field of archaeology, history and ethnoarchaeology

Our Staff

  • 8 Doctors of Sciences in History (including 1 corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences and 1 1 corresponding member of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences)
  • 29 Candidates of Sciences
  • 68 research associates

    Key Research Areas

  • Archaeological cultures of Volga and Ural region
  • The peoples of Volga and Ural region within the framework of Eurasian Medieval civilizations and Silk Roads
  • Archaeometry
  • Tatarstan archaeological heritage studies, recording and conservation


    Khalikov Institute of Archaeology cooperates with archaeologists from Kazan, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Yoshkar-Ola, Syktyvkar, Izhevsk, Cheboksary, Ufa, Perm, Ulyanovsk, Samara, Penza and other cities of Russian Federation, as well as develops partnership with archaeological institutions of Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Finland, Latvia, Sweden, Bulgaria, Hungary and Austria

    Featured publications

  • (1987) City of Bolgar: History and Culture
  • (1988) City of Bolgar: Crafts
  • (1996) City of Bolgar: Metallurgical Crafts
  • (2001) City of Bolgar: Monumental Construction and Architecture
  • (2002) History of Tatars. Vol 1. The Peoples of the Eurasian Steppe in Prehistory
  • (2006) History of Tatars. Vol 2. Volga Bulgaria and the Great Steppe
  • (2009) History of Tatars. Vol 3. The Golden Horde
  • (2012) Bulgarica. Time and Space of Bulgarian Civilization
  • (2013) Great Bolgar Atlas