The ICRI publishes the journal of Caucasology, entitled Amirani. Articles concerning the peoples, cultures and languages of the Caucasus, from the perspective of any of the humanities or social sciences, will be considered for publication. The articles may be written in English, French, Georgian, German, Russian, or any other language accessible to a significant number of Caucasologists.
There is Thousands of years of history to this region, with further studies continuously taking place which concern its people and culture. This journal aims to be a useful source for anyone looking to pursue an online education in the field of Caucasology. Through the Institutes commitment to establishing international and academic contacts, we are able to collate some of the most valuable articles on this subject.
By having each volume of Amirani available online, it vastly increases the accessibility of these materials to those who are interested in this particular topic. Its also invites those who have already gained completed significant studies on the Caucasus region to submit relevant and scholarly articles for publication. Archived articles are also available on this website, as is information on events of interest and other information-sharing activities.
On the territory of Colchian lowland in cultural layers iron moulding workshops of the second half of the III millennium B.C. were discovered.
The copper materials the workshops situated on the lowland were supplied from the mountainous regions of the Colchis (Upper Svaneti, Upper Ratcha, outsets of the river Bziphi and Kodori) from the existing copper deposits.
It appears likely that a Roman sword discovered in grave #3 at Kldeeti, with a gem-adorned silver clasp, represented an award granted to a local leader by Roman imperial authorities, in recognition of his pro-Roman orientation, or his participation in Roman military campaigns.
Die Bergregion ist ein besonderes Siedlungsgebiet, in dem eine einheitliche Besiedlung, die durch das monolithische blutverwandtschaftliche System verstärkt betont ist, in einem engen Raum ihren Ausdruck findet. Dementsprechend bilden die Viehwirtschaft und die Landwirtschaft einen wirtschaftlich - kulturellen Aspekt. Allgemein diese Besiedlungsform ist nur für das Hochland charakteristisch, sie ist auch typisch für jede Bergregion der Erde, aber jedes Gebiet ist durch seine eigenen lokalen Variationen geprägt.