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Title: At the Northern Frontier of Near Eastern Archaeology
Author: Rova, Elena
Additional Authors or Contributors: Monica Tonussi (eds)
Publisher: Brepols; Publication Date: 2016
Paperback; ISBN: 9782503548975
Volumes: 1; Pages: 500
List Price in Paper: $156.00 Our price: $126.99
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Recent Research on Caucasia and Anatolia in the Bronze Age/An der Nordgrenze der vorderasiatischen Arch�ologie: Neue Forschung �ber Kaukasien und Anatolien in der Bronzezeit: (Publications of the Georgian-Italian Shida-Kartli Archaeological Project, 2)
35 papers, originally presented by an international group of researchers at a conference held in Venice in January 2013, present the results of the last 20 years of archaeological research about the pre-classical cultures of the Caucasus and Anatolia, and analyse the latter in the wider framework of their changing relations with those of the Ancient Near East and of the Eurasian steppes. The volume covers a wide chronological span - from the late 5th to the early 1st millennium BC, and includes contributions about a wide range of topics (reports of archaeological excavations and surveys, chronology, economy, social organisation of the ancient populations, technology, long-distance exchange of raw materials and artefacts, archaeometallurgy, landscape archaeology, etc.). According to the most recent developments of research, these are investigated in a remarkably interdisciplinary perspective. The participation to the conference of well-recognised experts working not only in different countries of the Southern Caucasus and in Anatolia (in present-day Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey) but also in the North-Caucasian republics of the present-day Russian Federation offered a rare opportunity to compare and discuss recent trends of archaeological research in these different regions. Therefore, this volume represents a fundamental contribution to both Near Eastern and Caucasian Archaeology.
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