WiP: Hearths and Andirons in Kura-Araxe Culture: The Early Bronze Age Caucasus, March 21, 2012

The Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), American Councils and American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) are pleased to announce the 8th Works-in-Progress talk of the Spring 2012 season!
Davit Darejanashvili

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 – 6:15 PM

ISET/CRRC Georgia, Zandukeli St. 16, Downstairs Conference Room
One of the most important features of Kura-Araxe culture are the hearths and andirons that occur in each site.  Such kind of material is characteristic only for this culture. We see various types of andirons in all of the sites in the entire existence of the Kura-Araxe culture, regardless of changes in construction equipment.  This lecture seeks to define the functions of this material using the example of Inner Kartli. The presenter will try make a conclusion as to how they were used after this description of materials.
Davit Darejanashvili
 graduated from Tbilisi I. Javakhishvili State University in the Faculty of Humanities with a Bachelor’s Degree in Archeology.  He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in archaeology science at the same university. He is the founder of the NGO, “History Club” (http://geohistoryclub.blogspot.com/), and has taken part in numerous conferences and archeological expeditions.
W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place every Wednesday at the International School of Economics (ISET) building (16 Zandukeli Street). It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.
Would you like to present at one of the W-i-P sessions? Send an e-mail to wip@crrccenters.org.