Basic information about the Institute
The Institute has been established in 1939 as the State Archaeological and Conservation Institute. In 1953 it was included among working places of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. The Institute carries out scientific and research activities in the field of archaeology and related disciplines within the framework of its own scientific and research programme, grant projects, state orders, international projects as well as of individual tasks of its professional workers. Obtained results are introduced into public life in the form of popularising and cultural educational activities. The Institute also works as an educational working place for new experts in archaeology.
The Institute has been developing the scientific and research activities in the field of archaeology and the related disciplines.
The Institute has been conducting and coordinating archaeological research on a nation-wide basis in accordance with generally valid legal regulations. The Institute has been carrying out scientific education in accordance with generally valid legal regulations. The Institute provides the publishing of results of the scientific and research activities through periodical and non-periodical press. The Institute creates and manages study and comparative collections as evidences of human activities in the prehistoric, protohistoric and medieval periods. The Institute controls and manages the Central documentation files of archaeological finding places and it expresses professional standpoints and expert opinions for local and state administration offices and for specialized departments of state administration.
- Archaeology; cultural heritage - protection, preservation, presentation; settlement development, social structures, archaeological monuments.
- Present research program and fields of its possible application
- Rescue archaeological excavations connected with construction activities on the territory of Slovakia
- Protection of cultural heritage - tourism and travelling
- Reconstruction of natural conditions influencing ecological programmes in Slovak republic.
Concerning its staff and technical equipment, the best equipped scientific and research institution of its branch of science in Slovak republic.
949 21 Nitra
Tel.: (+421 37) 6410051
Fax: (+421 37) 7335618