Georgia

  • Barry Turner
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Part of the The Stateman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

By the 1st millennium BC the Diakhi (Taokhi) and the Qolha (Colchis) tribal groups had coalesced and developed bronze casting techniques. A two-state confederation emerged as early as the 6th century BC, with Colchis (Egrisi) in the west and Kartli (Iberia) in the east. The Greeks established Black Sea colonies from the 6th century BC, including Phasis (present-day Poti), Gyenos (Ochamchire) and Dioscuras (Sukhumi). Parnavaz I ruled a united Kartli (or Georgia) from his citadel of Armaztsikhe from c. 302–237 BC.

Keywords

Clay Maize Mercury Manganese Arsenic 

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Further Reading

  1. Brook, S., Claws of the Crab: Georgia and Armenia in Crisis. London, 1992Google Scholar
  2. Gachechiladze, R., The New Georgia: Space, Society, Politics. London, 1995Google Scholar
  3. Nasmyth, P., Georgia: a Rebel in the Caucasus. London, 1992Google Scholar
  4. Suny, R. G., The Making of the Georgian Nation. 2nd ed. Indiana Univ. Press, 1994Google Scholar
  5. State Department for Statistics Website: http://www.statistics.ge

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