The result of complex researches on the prehistoric monuments of South-West Georgia

The result of complex researches on the prehistoric monuments of South-West Georgia


  • Guram Chkhatarashvili LEPL Ajara Museum
  • Rezo Takidze Kobuleti Museum
  • Valeri Manko Institute of Archaeology at Ukraine national academy of Sciences



Prehistory, Ajara, Archaeology, Interdisciplinary investigation


In this paper we present the results of interdisciplinary archaeological and laboratory investigation carried out at the Kobuleti and Khutsubani Early Holocene sites in Ajara region (Kobuleti municipality). The typological and Use-Wear Analyses of stone artifacts helped to define the main branch of the economy of humans at the sites. Geochemical analysis of obsidian artifacts (by XRF method) helped us to define the mobility pattern of early humans. Palynological studies were conducted to reconstruct the paleoenvironment. The investigated plant spores proved that the climate in the Early Holocene was warm. Definition of an absolute date by means of the radiocarbon method (C14 AMS) represents an innovation conducted in the study of the Stone Age in Ajara.


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Author Biographies

Guram Chkhatarashvili, LEPL Ajara Museum

LEPL Ajara Museum, Batumi Archaeological Museum, PhD in Archaeology

Rezo Takidze, Kobuleti Museum

Director of Kobuleti Museum, PhD in Archaeology


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How to Cite

Chkhatarashvili, G., Takidze, R., & Manko, V. (2023). The result of complex researches on the prehistoric monuments of South-West Georgia. Museum and Globalization, 1(1), 51–58.




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