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Archaeopress Archaeology


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ARAMAZD: Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies (AJNES) 10

Armenian Archaeology: Past Experiences and New Achievements

Edited by Aram Kosyan, Pavel S. Avetisyan, Arsen Bobokhyan, Yervand Grekyan

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This volume celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia and summarises the studies conducted in the field of archaeology which cover a significant time span: from Lower Palaeolithic to the Middle Ages. The articles summarise the archaeological surveys conducted by joint international expeditions and partly by Armenian archaeologists.



Editorial – Aram Kosyan ;
Foreword: The present and the perspectives of Armenian archaeology – Pavel Avetisyan ;
Study of the Stone Age in the Republic of Armenia (Part 1 – Lower Palaeolithic) – Boris Gasparyan, Daniel S. Adler, Keith N. Wilkinson, Samvel Nahapetyan, Charles P. Egeland, Philip J. Glauberman, Ariel Malinsky-Buller, Dmitri Arakelyan, Makoto Arimura, Roberto Dan, Ellery Frahm, Hayk Haydosyan, Hayk Azizbekyan, Artur Petrosyan and Andrew W. Kandel ;
Project ArAGATS 1998-2018: Twenty years of archaeological investigations into the Bronze and Iron Ages of Armenia – Badalyan, Alan F. Greene, Armine Harutyunyan, Lori Khatchadourian, Ian Lindsay, Maureen Marshall and Adam T. Smith ;
Gleanings from the history of Armenian-German archaeological relations – Arsen Bobokhyan ;
Recent Investigations in the Province of Lori – Michael Herles and Ruben Davtyan ;
The archaeological mission of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia and the National Research Council of Italy, 1994-2014 – Raffaele Biscione and Simon Hmayakyan ;
The Vayots Dzor Project (VDP): a preliminary overview of the first three years’ activities (2016-2018) – Boris Gasparyan, Roberto Dan, Artur Petrosyan and Priscilla Vitolo with contributions from Hayk Haydosyan, Ani Adigyozalyan, Hayk Azizbekyan, Karen Azatyan, Chiara Zecchi, Ghasem Moradi, Tommaso Saccone, Annarita Stefania Bonfanti and Faezeh Dadfar ;
Comprendre l’évolution de l’Arménie entre la fin de la période ourartéenne et le début de celle Achéménide : Une collaboration entre les équipes française et arménienne Beniamin et Erebuni (1999-2019) – Deschamps et François Fichet de Clairfontaine avec la collaboration de Vincenzo Mutarelli, Anna Azizyan, Miqayel Badalyan et Mary Karapetyan ;
The Kotayk Survey Project (KSP): an overview of the first six years of activities (2013- 2018) – Artur Petrosyan, Roberto Dan and Priscilla Vitolo with the collaboration of Varduhy Melikyan, Ghasem Moradi, Chiara Zecchi, Tommaso Saccone ;
The Armenian-German excavations in Oshakan – Michael Herles and Hayk Avetisyan ;
Excavations at Metsamor, seasons 2013-2018 – Ashot Piliposyan, Krzysztof Jakubiak, Ruzan Mkrtchyan, Hasmik Simonyan, Mateusz Iskra and Artavazd Zaqyan ;
Ervandashat : résumé d’une étude archéologique de 2005-2014 – Arevik Parsamyan et Armine Gabrielyan ;
Study of the Classical sites of Armenia during the years of the Third Republic (1991- 2018) – Mkrtich H. Zardaryan ;
Tigranakert of Artsakh – Hamlet Petrosyan ;
The Achievements of medieval archaeology in the past fifty years – Husik Melkonyan ;

Obituaries ;
Babken Arakelyan (1912–2004) In Memory of the Teacher – Mkrtich H. Zardaryan ;
Vahan E. Hovhannisyan (1956-2014) – Ashot S. Piliposyan and Gregory E. Areshian ;
Aram Kalantaryan – Husik Melkonyan ;
Telemak Khachatryan – Frina Babayan ;
Zhores Khachatryan – Inesa Karapetyan and Hasmik Margaryan ;
Emma Khanzadyan – Arsen Bobokhyan ;
Harutyun Martirosyan – Arsen Bobokhyan ;
Felix Ter-Martirosov – Lilit Mikayelyan ;
Gevorg Tiratsyan – Garegin Tumanyan ;
Rafik Torosyan – Anzhela Tadevosyan ;
Stepan Yesayan – Hayk Avetisyan ;
Summaries (in Armenian) ;