The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, NAS RA present:
The Marmarik Archaeology Project
Season 1: Survey and Aerial Kite Photography in Kotayk
by David Peterson, John Dudgeon (Idaho State University), Arsen Bobokhyan (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, NAS RA), Khachatur Meliksetian (Institute of Geological Sciences, NAS RA), and Hannah Chazin (University of Chicago)
Friday, August 3, 2012 at 1:00pm
Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography (Library)
15 Charents Street, Yerevan, Armenia
In July and August, 2012, archaeologists and geologists from Idaho State University (Pocatello, Idaho, USA) and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, and Institute of Geological Sciences, NAS RA (Yerevan), have collaborated in a archaeological and geoarchaeological survey of the the Marmarik Valley in Kotayk, Armenia. The goal has been to identify a group of sites for continuing exploration of interactions between ancient communities in the valley, including the utilization of the area’s rich mineral resources, including the Hankavan mine. Methods included pedestrian and GPS survey, and utilization of low altitude, high resolution kite-based aerial photography for aerial photomapping. This presentation will summarize our efforts, and will discuss kite-based aerial photography of archaeological sites, including how archaeologists may begin their own program of this work.
This talk is co-sponsored by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, NAS RA.