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Ants Kraut

Born on 19 September 1955 in Krasnojarsk, Hakassi Autonomous District, Russia

Education and further studies:

1973 Tallinn Sports College; chess
1978 University of Tartu; history, archaeology, social sciences
2001 Estonian Business School, MA studies in public administration and international business administration



1993 National Heritage Board, chief inspector of archaeological monuments
1982 - 1993

Scientific Council of Museums and Monuments of the Ministry of Culture, chairman

1978 - 1981

Scientific Council of Museums and Monuments of the Ministry of Culture; Head of Archaeological Monuments Department


Member of ICOMOS Estonian National Committee

Member of European Association of Archaeologists

Member of Europae Archaeologiae Consilium

Member of Aerial Archaeology Research Group

Member of Estonian Archaeological Society

Member of Estonian Heritage Society

Member of Estonian Society of Prehistoric Art

Member of Estonian Society of Native Place Research

Member of Estonian Place Names Council

Member of Meteorititic Council, Estonian Academy of Sciences




Spasatelnõje raskopki poselenija pozdnego železnogo veka v Kuusalu / Rettungsgrabungen auf der jungeisenzeitlichen Siedlung in Kuusalu. Izv. AN ON - 1980.-T. 29, Nr 4.-C.382-386.


Arheologitseskie raskopki v Kuusalu / Archäologische Ausgrabungen in Kuusalu. Izv. AN ON. -1981.-T.30 ,Nr 4. - C.408-411.


Die Steinkistengräber von Jõelähtme, in: TA Toim.(Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the Estonian SSR, Social Sciences) 1985:4,348-350.


Protection of ancient monuments and sites in present-day Estonia, in Jansson, I. (ed): Theses and papers in archaeology N.S. A 7. Archaeology East and West of the Baltic. Stockholm.


Arheoloogiamälestised ja riiklik muinsuskaitse / Archaeological monuments and the state system of protection of cultural heritage. Archaeological Field Works in Estonia 1997. Muinsuskaitseinspektsioon, Tallinn, 237-251;

Estonia: ochrona dziedzictwa archeologicznego. Ochrona dziedzictwa archeologicznego w Europie. Generalny Konserwator Zabytkow. Stowarzyszenie Naukowe Archeologow Polskich, Warszawa, 290-300.


Arheoloogiamälestised kultuurimälestiste registris /Archaeological monuments in the national record of cultural heritage. Archaeological Field Works in Estonia 1998. Muinsuskaitseinspektsioon, Tallinn, 177-180.


Arheoloogiamälestiste kaitse 1999 -2000 / Heritage protection in 1999-2000. Archaeological Field Works in Estonia 2000. Muinsuskaitseinspektsioon, Tallinn, 117-121;

European Cultural Paths. Final Report, Estonian partner project, in Lorentzen, A.H., Michaelsen,K.K. (eds):European Cultural Paths. Conference in Odense, September 13th,1999. Skrifter fra Odense Bys Museer Vol.7 2000, 67-75;

Archaeological heritage protection in Estonia, in: Kobyliński, Z. (ed): Archaeologia Polona. Volume 38:2000.Warsaw, 87-100.


European Cultural Paths - a model of cooperation between archaeologists and management in preservation of cultural landscapes, in Fairclough, G.J., and Rippon, S.J. (eds), forthcoming : Europe’s cultural landscape: archaeologists and the management of change, Europae Archaeologiae Consilium (EAC occasional paper no 2);

Türi kihelkond muinasajal. Kilde Türi kihelkonna ja linna ajaloost II, forthcoming, Türi 2002, 1-10.

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