In this monograph the major problems of the formation of mining and metallurgy development in the history of Georgia are investigated. The monograph covers the copper and early iron periods.The diverse and rich archaeological material concerning the economy, geography, history and technology of ancient mining manufacture is investigated. The basic objects of field, laboratory and theoretical studying are the well-known deposits of copper, antimony, arsenic and polymetals in Georgia. The most ancient mines and the miners' and metallurgists' instruments of labour are compared with the materials of the similar centres for the extraction and processing of ores of nonferrous metals in the ancient world. Along with the detailed research the author investigates the definition of their historical value.The author is a well-known expert in the history of mining, doctor of Technical Studies, and is the author of many scientific works on mining and the history of metallurgy. As the head of field expeditions he investigated the most ancient monuments of mining and metallurgy in the Transcaucasia.In Russian with an English summary. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: History of metallurgy in Ancient Georgia
Title: Mineworking in Ancient Georgia
Publisher: Society of Assyriologists Bibliologists and Caucasiologists
Book Condition: New
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