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Public lecture by Prof. Dr. Thomas Stöllner, Deutsches Bergbau Museum Bochum

11.01.2018

The National Archaeological Institute with Museum (NAIM-BAS) is pleased to invite you to a public lecture by Prof. Dr. Thomas Stöllner, Deutsches Bergbau Museum Bochum (http://www.bergbaumuseum.de/en/).

The lecture titled “The Sakdrisi gold mining complex: Another view on prehistoric societies“ will be held in the Board Hall of NAIM-BAS, Sofia, 1 Atanas Burov Square (opposite the Bulgarian presidency building) on 17 January, 2018 (Wednesday) at 4.00 pm.

When the Sakdrisi complex (SE-Georgia, Transcaucasia) was discovered and understood in its importance more than 12 years ago it was not known how much valuable information could be harvested from field and laboratory work since then. It is an outstanding matter of fact that mining, metallurgy, the settlement and societal structures are related to each other as contemporary features: this allows various approaches to understand a gold mining society of the late 4th millennium BC. The entire production evidence from the Kura-Araxes-production-chain is available. This worthy evidence also enabled the research team to understand the importance the gold production once had in the daily practice and how this did influence the ritual habits and the social system.

Prof. Stöllner is Head of the research department and Head of Department of Mining Archaeology at the Deutsches Bergbau Museum Bochum. He is also a lecturer at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. More information about him can be found here (http://www.bergbaumuseum.de/en/about-us/contacts/item/stoellner-thomas-en) and here (http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/archaeologie/institut/personal/stoellner.html.en).






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