archaeological culture from the Caucasus region
The Kura-Araxes culture or the Early trans-Caucasian culture, a people that lived from 3400 BC until about 2000 BC. The earliest evidence for this culture is found on the Ararat plain; thence it spread to Georgia by 3000 B.C.
- The early Trans-Caucasian culture - I.M. Diakonoff, 1984
- The Chronology of the Caucasus During the Early Metal Age: Observations from Central Transcaucasus - Giorgi L. Kavtaradze
- The Beginnings of Metallurgy - includes extensive discussion of Kura-Araxes metalworking