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H 290 x W 205 mm

506 pages

Illustrated in colour throughout

Published Mar 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803273921

Digital: 9781803273938

DOI 10.32028/9781803273921

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Caucasus; Culture; Paleolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age; Iron Age; Ancient Near East; Biainili-Urartu; Armenia; World-Systems Theory

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Dedicated to Pavel Avetisyan, a leading modern Armenian archaeologist with wide international recognition, 36 contributions take the reader to the fascinating world of Caucasian archaeology. The volume demonstrates the essential role of the region in shaping the prehistoric cultural landscape of the Ancient Near East.


About the Author

Yervand Grekyan, PhD in History, Dr. habil. is a Leading Researcher and Research Professor at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography and the Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (NAS RA). His research focuses on the history and culture of the Armenian Highlands from the second to the first millennia BC. He is a co-founder and a vice-editor of the journal Aramazd.

Arsen Bobokhyan, PhD in Archaeology, is a Director and Leading Researcher at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, NAS RA. He specializes in the Bronze and Iron Age archaeology of the Armenian Highlands and the Near East, focusing in particular on ancient cults and cultural contacts. Bobokhyan currently leads excavations on Mt. Aragats and the eastern shores of Lake Sevan in Armenia. He is a co-founder and a vice-editor of the journal Aramazd.