The Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography was established 33 years ago from a tiny department in the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy. The Institute currently has a staff of 350 research workers including 2 members of the Russian Academy of Science, 1 member of the Russian Academy of Naturan Science, 1 member of the Russian Academy of Education , 25 professors and over 80 candidates of science. The Institute headquartes are located in Novosibirsk Academgorodoc, Siberia, with established laboratories in the cities of Khabarovsk (Far East), Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Omsk and Barnaul.
The range of studies of the Institute is very wide: from the time of man's origin - until the early stage of development of Siberia by Russian Settlers.
The Institute carries out joint researsh projects together with scientific centres of the USA, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and China.
International conferences and symposiums are often held here. The Institute's scientific production runs to hundreds of monographs and collective works.
The section of ethnography dedicated to the history of development of more than 30 small nationalities includes shaman costumes, crowns, sables and tambourines of Altaian, Khakass, Touva and Evenki peoples, sacred blankets of Ugrian, clothes sewed of fish skin of the Far East peoples. The visitors of the Exhibition can see a unique reconstruction of ancient sanctuary of Mansi People.
The visitors can buy copies of the most interesting exhibits. Another trend of the Institute's commercial activities is organizing international scientific tourism in Gornyi Altai. The Institute is the owner of a tourist hotel in Gornyi Altai consisting of separate comfortable cottages with all conveniences. A Cosy restaurant with a bar, Russian bath house and fishing in a mountain river are at your service. Two weeks programme includes several helicopter excursions to the most interesting places and historical memorials of Altai.
Tourists will get acquainted with the excavationsof burial moulds of the bronze Age and Early Middle Ages, will see the rock paintings of primitive men.
During their trip in Altai tourists will spend several days at the Plateau Ukok and on the bank of the Teletskoe lake. We hope you will never forget your date with magnificent beauty of Altai nature and monuments of ancient cultures. If you have questions regarding organizing exhibishions, please, feel free to contact us:
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