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Late Bronze–Iron Age fortification complexes of the historical Javakheti region, Georgia

  • Dimitri Narimanishvili (a1)
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In 2017, archaeological survey recorded more than 160 Late Bronze–Iron Age cyclopean fortification complexes in the historical Javakheti region, Georgia. The author relates different types of cyclopean complexes mentioned in Urartian written sources to the sites found in Javakheti.

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Melikishvili, G. 1954. Nairi-Urartu. Tbilisi: Publishing House of the Academy of Sciences of the Georgian SSR (in Russian).
Melikishvili, G. 1960. Urartskie klinoobraznie nadpisi. Moscow: Publishing House of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (in Russian).
Narimanishvili, D. 2016. The cyclopean settlements of South Georgia and the prospects for its study, in Shanshashvili, N. (ed.) Aegean world and South Caucasus: cultural relations in the Bronze Age: 210–15. Tbilisi: Printing house ‘Mtsignobari’.
Narimanishvili, D., Vadachkoria, R., Tamazashvili, K., Juszczyk, K. & Tomczyk, W.. 2017. Archaeological excavations at Beshtasheni Late Bronze Age–Early Iron Age cemetery, in ARAMAZD: Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies XI: 120–44: Oxford: Archaeopress.
Narimanishvili, G. 2012. Trialeti settlements of Bronze Age synopsis, in Kipiani, G. (ed.) Issues of the history and archaeology of Georgia and Caucasus: 128–93. Tbilisi: Ilia State University Press.
Shanshashvili, N. & Narimanishvili, G.. 2012. Late Bronze/Early Iron Age sites in Trialeti—external relations and cultural contacts, in Menhert, A., Menhert, G. & Reinhold, S. (ed.) Austausch und Kulturkontaktim Südkaukasus und seinenangrenzenden Regionen in der Spätbronze-Früheisenzeit: 175–94. Langenweißbach: Beier & Beran.
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