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Subartu XXX - Khashuri Natsargora: The Early Bronze Age Graves

European Centre for Upper Mesopotamian Studies


This volume is the fi rst part of the fi nal publication of the Early Bronze Age levels of Khashuri Nastargora. This important site of the Kura-Araxes and Early Kurgan period in the Shida Kartli region of Georgia, excavated in the 1980s by a Georgian
mission, was since then left unpublished. The joint "Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project" carried out a thorough revision of the old excavation documentation and a study of the original fi nds, and integrated them with new
archaeometric analyses and research on the site's ancient environment. The volume contains a general introduction to the site and its environment and the analysis of the Kura-Araxes graves; it also includes a study of the Early Bronze
Age cemeteries in the Shida Kartli region. It represents a signifi cant contribution to the still limited corpus of evidence about this culture published in English available to the specialists of Near Eastern and Caucasian archaeology.


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