Vertical use of space in Ancient Armenia and the case of Kura-Araxes tradition


  • Arsen Bobokhyan



Armenian Highland, Republic of Armenia, landscape, vertical zonality, early societies, Kura-Araxes tradition


Human imaginations of geographical environment and its components played essential role in the process of identity formation of early societies. Depending on the natural environment, each society created a unique value system, developing and modeling it in time and space. In this sense, it is not accidental, that in the modern discourse on ancient social processes the issue of interaction of different elements of the human habitat gains special importance. Moreover, it gradually has become one of the main topics of interest within disciplines studying the human past. In this contribution an attempt is made to consider the Armenian Highland, in particular present-day Armenia, from the mentioned perspective by emphasizing the early cultural developments in context of the vertical use of space.


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Bobokhyan, A. (2022). Vertical use of space in Ancient Armenia and the case of Kura-Araxes tradition. ARAMAZD: Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 16(1-2), 117–136.

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