Journal Amirani. 2021. Volume 35

Archaeological materials from Tusheti

Author(s): Giorgi Laghiashvili

The article discusses occasional archeological discoveries from Tusheti (Easternmost highland area of Georgia). The discovery is represented by iron weapons (daggers, spearheads, axes), bronze jewelry, and stone sculptures. The opinion was expressed that materials are grave goods. According to the parallels found in the Caucasus, these archeological materials can be dated back to V-IV cc BC. We also can suggest that during this period in the mountains of the eastern Caucasus, there was a tradition to erect tombstone sculptures.

Journal Amirani. 2021. Volume 35

Archaeological Survey in Samtskhe Region - Adigeni area

Author(s): Gia Chilingarashvili

Archaeological survey in Adigeni Municipality of Samtskhe region was conducted in 2013-2015, and in 2017, when it was supported by I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University student research project grant. This article mainly discusses some of the sites discovered in the vicinity of the villages of Ude, Arali and Tsarbastumani, between the rivers Kvabliani and Potskhovi.

Journal Amirani. 2021. Volume 35

Similarities of Colchian and Koban cultures according to the grave goods

Author(s): Tekle Ugulava

The similarity of the Colchis and Koban cultures has become a subject of controversy in the archeology of the Caucasus, and for many years there has been much debate whether they are two different cultures that are similar to each other or one culture that spread and became slightly different from the original.

Journal Amirani. 2021. Volume 35

Once more about the sanctuary of Nazarlebi. (Comparative ethno-archaeological observations)

Author(s): Paata Bukhrashvili

This paper describes a recently discovered archaeological site of the Late Bronze Age (XII-X BC) on the top of Mount Nazarlebi at the top of the Shirak Mountains, and also makes preliminary assumptions and conclusions about its location in the Central Caucasus. Late Bronze Age of the surrounding area - in the system of culture of the Early Iron Age.
This is a kind of experiment based on the materials obtained, a retrospective of the spiritual culture and beliefs of the ancient inhabitants of the Caucasus and their descendants.

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