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H 297 x W 210 mm

164 pages

111 figures, 6 tables (colour throughout)

Published Aug 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803275314

Digital: 9781803275321

DOI 10.32028/9781803275314

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Georgia; Colchis; Lazika; Egrisi; South Caucasus; International Collaboration; Interdisciplinary studies

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Edited by Emanuele E. Intagliata, Paul Everill

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Chapters in this volume, with contributions from a a wide range of multidisciplinary specialists, demonstrates the diversity and vibrancy of international research collaboration in the archaeology of Georgia and underlines the enormous potential of the country’s archaeological resource.



Introduction – Emanuele E. Intagliata and Paul Everill


Chapter 1: The Javakheti Plateau: Megaliths, Villages, and Obsidian Mines in the Prehistory of the Lesser Caucasus of Georgia – Paolo Biagi, Renato Nisbet


Chapter 2: Household Archaeology and the Agricultural Economy of an Iron Age Village: The 10th–3rd Centuries BC at Grakliani Gora, Shida Kartli, Georgia – Katie Campbell, Davit Naskidashvili, Katya Turchin, Vakhtang Licheli


Chapter 3: The East Georgian Sanctuaries of the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages – Simone Arnhold, Paata Bukhrashvili, Felix Blocher, Shorena Davitashvili


Chapter 4: Work- and Lifescapes in 1st Millennium BC Udabno – Sabina Brodbeck-Jucker, René Kunze


Chapter 5: Nokalakevi–Archaeopolis: Twenty Years of Anglo-Georgian Collaboration – Paul Everill, Nikoloz Murgulia, Davit Lomitashvili, Ian Colvin, Besik Lortkipanidze


Chapter 6: Lighting up Arrian’s Room. Preliminary Remarks on the Lamps Found in the Roman Fort in Apsaros (Gonio, Georgia) – Maria Jaworska


Chapter 7: Early Christian (4th-6th Centuries AD) Monuments of the Kingdom of Lazika, West Georgia – Nikoloz Murgulia, Besik Lortkipanidze, Davit Lomitashvili


Chapter 8: A New Late Antique Church Complex at the Foot of the Greater Caucasus – Machkhomeri Hill (Khobi Municipality) – Emanuele E. Intagliata, Revaz Papuashvili, Andrey Vinogradov, Davit Naskidashvili, Gogita Chitaia


Chapter 9: The Results of Landscape Survey from Samshvilde Environs (Chivchava River and Khrami River Valleys) – David Berikashvili

About the Author

Emanuele E. Intagliata is Assistant Professor at the Università degli Studi di Milano where he teaches Medieval Archaeology. His research focuses on borderland communities and frontier defensive systems in Late Antiquity and the early Islamic period - particularly in Syria, northeastern Turkey, and western Georgia.

Paul Everill is Reader in Archaeology at the University of Winchester. He has co-directed the Anglo-Georgian Expedition to Nokalakevi in western Georgia since 2002, working in collaboration with colleagues at the Georgian National Museum. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and the Royal Anthropological Institute.