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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.

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2003 Volume 8

Metal vessels from Maikop-Novosvobodnaya

Entry date: 2009-11-21

Author(s): Sergey Korenevsky

The metal vessels occurs on Caucasus for the first time in the epoch of so call Early Bronze Age. In whole this period is datedon the basis of the calibrated dates 14c from first third IV mill. B.C. up to the beginning of the III mill. B.C. [Korenevskiy, 1993, 2001] and corresponds to the Uruk period of the Mesopotamia. Almost all finders couldrons, plates, goblets of the bronze, silver and gold were revealed in the gaves of the Maikop culture. The collection of metal vessels of the Maikop culture consists of forty copies.

2003 Volume 8

Zur Datierung der Tellsiedlung Naochvamu der Kolchis-Kultur

Entry date: 2009-11-21

Author(s): Joni Apakidze

Der Siedlungshügel liegt in der Zentralkolchis im Dorf Reka, Bezirk Senaki. Die Höhe des ovalen Hügels ist 1,5 m, Maximaldurchmesser - 60m. Der Hügel war von einem künstlichen Kanal umschlossen.
Die Datierung der Siedlung Naochvamu unternahmen A. Jessen, G. Nioradze, B. Kuftin, T. Mikeladze, E. Gogadze, G. Pchakadze, M. Baramidze, L. Džibladze, N. Chachutaišvili, A. Gabelia, dennoch bleibt sie ein umstrittenes Problem das einiger Präzisierung bedarf.

2003 Volume 8

B. Kuftin und die spetbronze- und fruheisenzeitlichen Siedlungen in der Kolchis-Niederung

Entry date: 2009-11-21

Author(s): Leri Jibladze

Die Erforschung der spätbronze- und früheisenzeitlichen Siedlungen in der Kolchis-Niederung begann in den 30er Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts mit den Ausgrabungen in Naochvamu, Anaklija I, Otchamtchire und Dablagomi. Unschätzbaren Beitrag zur Erforschung der spätbronze- und früheisenzeitlichen Kulturen lieferte B. Kuftin. Ausgehend von den oben genannten Siedlungen bildete B. Kuftin als erster eine stratigraphische Abfolge der spätbronze- und früheisenzeitlichen Denkmäler, arbeitete einzelne Schichten und chronologische Perioden heraus usw. Seine Forschungen sind auch heute noch gültig.

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