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Research & Conservation

Applied research provides the vital evidence that allows us to protect Armenia's historic environment and to provide expert advice to others. It also helps us to set standards and to pioneer new approaches to conservation.
This section is dedicated to publishing articles, research papers and other research documents that lead towards interaction between experts and a way forward to the preservation and conservation of Armenia's most precious resource, her heritage.
As we grow, more material will be available online, as well as links to online resources and tools to help with your research and conservation project.

Article Submission

You are welcome to submit articles and white papers on subjects concerning Armenian Heritage research and conservation. Documents must be edited in their final form, and sent as PDF only. If accepted they will appear in the Research and Conservation section. Submit articles to our main email link.

Be sure to include full contact information and a short biography of your expertise, as well as explicit permission to publish your submitted document in the Armenian Heritage AMAP web site. Without these required items we are unable to accept or process your submission. We accept electronic versions (PDF) only.


Research&Conservation: related links and attachments

Hovk 1 and the Middle and Upper Paleolithic of Armenia: a preliminary framework
Abstract The territory of present day Armenia is a geographic contact zone between the Near East and the northern Caucasus. Armenian Middle and Upper Paleolithic records are both few and patchy as a result of the historical paucity of systematic archaeological research in the country. We present new archaeological and chronometric data from our ongoing research at Hovk 1 Cave in northeast Armenia.
First Direct Evidence of Chalcolithic Footwear from the Near Eastern Highlands
Abstract In 2008, a well preserved and complete shoe was recovered at the base of a Chalcolithic pit in the cave of Areni-1, Armenia. Here, we discuss the chronology of this find, its archaeological context and its relevance to the study of the evolution of footwear. Two leather samples and one grass sample from the shoe were dated at the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit (ORAU). A third leather sample was dated at the University of California-Irvine Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility.