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On salt, copper and gold

The origins of early mining and metallurgy in the Caucasus

Un colloque international axé sur les origines de l’extraction minière et de la métallurgie dans le Caucase s’est déroulé à Tbilisi du 16 au 19 juin 2016, sous les auspices du Musée national de Géorgie. Ce colloque, financé par l’Agence nationale de la recherche (France) et la Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Allemagne), avait pour objectif d’aborder les relations entre la naissance des mines et de la métallurgie, et l’évolution des sociétés protohistoriques en Asie du Sud-Ouest.
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Note de l’éditeur

Published with the support of the Agence nationale de la recherche (Programme “Mines” – ANR-12-FRAL-0002) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

The expression in English has been revised by Catherine Marro and Shirley Montgomery in all the texts written by non native-English speakers, except for the articles by T. Stöllner (p. 101), as well as by T. Stöllner et al. (p. 445), which have been corrected by Roselyn Campbell.

  • Éditeur : MOM Éditions
  • Collection : Archéologie(s) | 5
  • Lieu d’édition : Lyon
  • Année d’édition : 2021
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 19 novembre 2021
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9782356680747
  • EAN électronique : 9782356681683
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.momeditions.12257
  • Nombre de pages : 476 p.

Introduction

Catherine Marro et Thomas Stöllner
On salt, copper and gold

The story behind shepherds, metallurgists and miners in the first mining enterprises of the Caucasus

Early mining in the Caucasus and beyond

Thierry Gonon, Nicolas Gailhard, Baki Varol et al.
Early salt‑mining systems and strategies at Duzdağı, Nakhchivan
Caroline Hamon, Nicolas Gailhard et Gilles Fronteau
Salt‑exploitation techniques during the Early Bronze Age in the Caucasus

Technology and use-wear of the macro-lithic tools from Duzdağı and Kültepe I (Nakhchivan)

Thomas Stöllner, Irina Gambashidze, Nicole Boenke et al.
The Paravani calculation

The early gold‑mining complex in Sakdrisi and its societal impact

Nino Otchvani, Felix Klein, Sebastian Senczek et al.
Kura-Araxes ceramics and the prehistoric gold mine of Sakdrisi

Early metallurgy in the Caucasus and beyond

Nicolas Gailhard, Michael Bode, Veli Bakhshaliyev et al.
The invisible movements of metallurgy: the interactions between nomads and metal

Some evidence from Nakhchivan (Azerbaijan) during the Chalcolithic and the Early Bronze Age

Nima Nezafati, Ernst Pernicka, Barbara Helwing et al.
Reassessment of the prehistoric metallurgy at Arisman, Central Iran

Early mining and metallurgy within their broader economic context

Giulio Palumbi, Irena Kalantaryan, Adrian Bălăşescu et al.
Early pastoralism and natural resource management: recent research at Godedzor
Estelle Herrscher, Modwene Poulmarc’h, Liana Bitadze et al.
Is there homogeneity in Georgian Kura-Araxes human dietary practices?
Catherine Longford et Antonio Sagona
The Kura-Araxes economy: mobile pastoralism or sedentary agriculture?

Perspectives from Sos Höyük

Judith Thomalsky
Obsidian tool production in the South Caucasus of the 5th and 4th millennium BCE

Technology, typology and sociocultural implications

The exploitation of natural resources in the Caucasus in Late Prehistory

Ruben Badalyan
The exploitation of mineral resources in Armenia in the Early Bronze Age

Obsidian, metal, bitumen, and salt

Thomas Stöllner
From generalists to specialists?

Transcaucasian communities and their approach to resources during the 5th and the 3rd millennium BCE

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