Welcome to “The end of the Kura-Araxes Phenomenon” Online Worskhop!

2nd-3rd December 2021

Our online conference “The end of the Kura-Araxes phenomenon and the EB/MB transition in the South Caucasus: the chrono-cultural aspect”, which will be held between the 2nd and 3rd December 2021.

In the list of crucial issues associated with the study of the Kura-Araxes culture (3600/3500- 2500 cal BC), the question of this transitional phase between the demise of the Kura-Araxes culture and the beginning of the Middle Bronze Age, between about 2500 and 2000 cal BC, is one of the most compelling.

The problem of the end of the Kura-Araxes culture is clearly multifaceted and includes the study of possible causes and mechanisms – both inherent and external – of the disappearance of a culture.
During this conference, we propose to discuss questions of absolute chronology, cultural attribution and distinct local trajectories of the archaeological complexes of the South Caucasus in the second half of the third millennium BC. All the possible scenarios that could explain settlement abandonment and mechanisms of cultural change will be scrutinized.

We hope that the conference will provide us with a better understanding of this fascinating and still little-known transition period that is the “post-Kura-Araxes” in the South Caucasus. We also hope that, at the outcome of the conference, a more nuanced description of the changes and continuities between the Early and Middle Bronze Ages will provide a substantial basis for further research.

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The conference will start on December 2nd 2021 at 09:15 AM (CET)








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