On May 17, 2019, YSU Ijevan Branch hosted a lecture entitled “The Present and Future in the Context of Archeology of Tavush Region”, conducted by the researcher of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, archeologist Irena Kalantaryan.
For about ten years, I. Kalantaryan has been engaged in the exploration of the Getahovit-2 cave in Ijevan, managing an archaeological expedition. She has been a co-founder of the Armenian-French joint expedition for two years in the field, which has carried out work on identifying monuments.
The lecture aimed at introducing the results of the archeological works in the region, the new achievements in the scientific sphere.
Kalantaryan first touched upon the great contributors of the archeological heritage study in the region, and then briefly spoke about the “Getahovit-2” cave and Hovk tomb field in Dilijan. She introduced the degree of their study, the importance of the monuments, the current problems, the importance of the archeological material, the problems in science, the need for study, and the prospects of use.
The seminar discussed issues related to the archeological works to be done in the region, possibilities of involving the Branch students within the framework of the internship, the possibilities of incorporating monuments in the development of tourism in the region and its importance. The archeological monument-tourism venue, developed by her and its importance, was perhaps the most vital part of the lecture.
At the end, Irena Kalantaryan and the participants of the discussion touched upon the interest of the new generation in the field of archeological heritage, their behavior, the most frequently encountered phenomena and other similar issues.