WiP: South Caucasus- Ancient Near Eastern Connections in the Bronze and Iron Ages, Tbilisi, Georgia, October 17 – Karen Rubinson (ENG)

CRRC , American Councils and ARISC are proud to present the 5th talk of the Works-in-Progress Series for the Fall 2012 Season!
Karen Rubinson, ARISC

“South Caucasus- Ancient Near Eastern Connections in the Bronze and Iron Ages:  Still Looking After All These Years”
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 6:15pm

ISET/CRRC Georgia, Zandukeli St. 16, Tbilisi, GEORGIA
Abstract: This talk will note some of the connections between the South Caucasus and Near East, placing some new information from Dinkha Tepe and Hasanlu in Iran, old excavations recently revisited by Gabriel H. Pizzorno (University of Pennyslvania) and Michael D. Danti (Boston University), into the shifting picture of cultural interrelationships in the Middle Bronze through early Iron Ages.
Karen S. Rubinson, Research Associate, Institute for the Study of the Ancient Work, New York University is President of the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC).  She first visited Georgia in Soviet times, while working on her dissertation (Ph.D. Columbia University), to explore ancient Near East- South Caucasus connections.   Dr Rubinson edited  Archaeology in the Borderlands with Adam T. Smith  and Ceramics in Transitions with Antonio Sagona, among other volumes.  Author of many papers on the archaeology of the South Caucasus,  one on the silver goblets from Trialeti and Karashamb will be forthcoming from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place 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 or nana@crrccenters.org.