Thirty-Five. The Caucasus and the near East

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Adam T. Smith

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch35

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Smith, A. T. (2012) The Caucasus and the near East, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch35

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Cornell University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • The Caucasus and the Near East;
  • changes in the state of civilization of races;
  • local societies of the Caucasus, neighbors in the Near East;
  • prehistoric Caucasus, and the ancient Near East;
  • Maikop and the Near East, conflicting currents;
  • Maikop “phenomenon,” the Caucasus and the Near East;
  • exchange relations, the north's civilizational deficiency;
  • Kura-Araxes, access to new markets in eastern Anatolia, Syria;
  • fragmentation and fission;
  • collapse of EBA, ecumene diminishing Caucasus's hegemony

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Conflicting Currents: Maikop and the Near East

  • Out of the Caucasus: The Kura-Araxes

  • Fragmentation and Fission: The Middle Bronze Age

  • Complex Encounters: The Late Bronze Age and Iron I Period

  • Conclusion

  • Guide to Further Reading