Phone (+994 36) 5441373; (+994 50) 3890366  
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E-mail velibahshaliyev@mail.ru 
Chief 

Bakshaliyev Vali Bakshali oglu

The doctor of historical science, professor 
Total number of employees
Basic activity directions   Archaeological exploration of Nakhchivan 
Main scientific achievements 
  1. The metallurgy and metal working appearing  in Nakhchivan has defined to develop on the basis of local raw materials in VI-I millenniums BC. The problems of new division of the ancient cultures of Nakhchivan into periods have been investigated and new periodical division was given for the Early and Middle Bronze age; Nakhchivan was defined to be homeland of the Early Bronze Age culture. Exploring the mutual relations of Nakhchivan’s ancient cultures with Middle Asia and South Caucasian countries it turned out that the Middle Bronze Age the Coloured Pottery culture has spread to other states of South Caucasus from Nakhchivan; the spiritual culture of the ancient tribes of Nakhchivan has been studied, the ancient cultures and craftsmanship rising from Nakhchivan is defined to have close relations with the ethnography and folklore of the Azerbaijani people. Semantic content of most descriptions in Gamigaya have been opened; the archaeological monuments of Nakhchivan have been published as collection. More than thousand archaeological monuments have been revealed and passportized. During the recent archaeological excavations monuments belonging to the Neolithic and Chalcolithic Age cultures have been found, existence of the ancient state in Sharur fighting against the Urartians during the Stone Age has been located. It has also been defined that Goycha lake basin was under the control of the tribes living in Nakhchivan.
  2. In Kangarli territory the archaeological explorations have been done in Shahtakhti monument.
  3. The archaeological monuments relating to cattle-breeding of the Late Bronze – Early Iron Ages in Nakhchivan have been generalised and studied in a monographic way. Lots of archaeological monuments, rock carvings around Gamigaya have been revealed and explored.
  4. The archaeological monuments in Arpachay of Nakhchivan have been divided into periods and investigated. Analysis of the 4 stages of the Kur- Araz culture in the sample of the ceramics were given, important role of the Arpachay monuments was noted in the investigation of history and genesis of this culture and the idea of Tezekend culture spreading to other regions from Arpachay  valley had been put  forward. Graphic descriptions of the archaeological materials that kept in museums and have not printed yet belonging to the Bronze and Iron Ages of Nakhchivan were drawn and had been scientifically circulated.
    1. The archaeological monuments of Shahbuz region. Baku: Elm, 1992, 144p.
    2. The archaeological monuments of Julfa region. Baku: Elm, 1992, 108p.
    3. The archaeological monuments of Sharur. Baku: Elm, 1993, 184p.
    4. Antient history of Nakhchivan. Baku: Azerbaijan, 1995, 105p.
    5. The archaeological monuments of Nakhchivan city and Babek district. Baku: Elm, 1995, 96p.
    6. Aрхеологические памятники Кывралского плоскогорья. Baku: Azerbaijan, 1995, 76p.
    7. Thе Archaеology of Nahchivan. Istanbul: Archaeology and Art, 1997, 128p.
    8. Middlе and Latе Bronz Agе Raintеd Pottеry Culturе of thе Nahchivan Rеgion. Istanbul: Archaeology and Art, 2001, 120p.
    9. Poetics of the Gamigaya descriptions. Baku: Elm, 2002, 128p.
    10. The archaeological explorations in Nahajir. Baku: University of Economy, 2002, 201p.
    11. Monuments of Early Iron Age of Nakhchivan. Baku: Elm, 2002, 128p.
    12. Gamigaya descriptions. Baku: Elm, 2003, 168p.
    13. The spiritual culture of the ancient tribes of Nakhchivan. Baku: Elm, 2004, 320p.
    14. Ancient metallurgy and metal working in the Nakhchivan territory. Baku: Elm, 2005, 120p.
    15. Archaeological explorations in Kultapa (2013-2016). Baku, Nurlan, 2017, 164p. (co-author)