Institute of Archaeology


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Inštitut za arheologijo
Gosposka 13, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 470 6380
Dr Jana Horvat, Head

Phone386 (0) 1 470 6386

The Institute of Archaeology was founded in 1972 as one of the research institutes of the Scientific Research Centre (ZRC SAZU) at the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU). Its predecessors were the Archaeological Commission (1947–1948) and the Section for Archaeology at the Institute of History at SAZU (1948–1972).

Since the inception the Institute of Archaeology, work has been focused on basic research, particularly on the archaeological topography of Slovenia, the keeping of records of archaeological material, the study of Roman inscriptions, research into settlements, and the compilation of an archaeological bibliography. Intensive and exhaustive field studies in various regions of Slovenia were carried out very early on. The members of the institute have published numerous works of synthesis, resulting in the compilation of a basic register of archaeological heritage, Archaeological Sites in Slovenia (1975), and more than 50 monographs.

The Institute of Archaeology has an extensive library and annually publishes Arheološki vestnik (Acta archaeologica), the main Slovene archaeological journal, and a series of monographs titled Opera Instituti archaeologici Sloveniae. The list of contents and selected articles are available at the institute's website.

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