SCIENTISTS FROM GERMANY RESEARCHING FINDINGS DATING BACK TO THE 5TH CENTURY BC FROM SHAMKIR REGION
Since 2013, the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of ANAS and the Institute of Near Eastern archaeology of Ludwig-Maximilians University (Munich, Germany) have conducted archeological researches in Garajemirli village of Shamkir region and surrounding areas. Archaeological researches continue in the palace belonging to the V-IV centuries BC, as well as the registration of other new monuments in the Shamkir region and the exploration-excavations at these monuments.
Head of International Shamkir-Garajemirli Expedition, Ph.D. in history Emil Iskenderov and doctor of Ludwig-Maximilians University, Institute of Near Eastern archaeology, Faculty of Cultural studies, Department of Ancient and modern cultures Dr. Kai Kaniuth and the Department member Michaela Schauer are conducting joint research at the Archaeological Fund of the Institute of Archeology Ethnography of ANAS.
According to Dr. Kai Kaniuth and Michaela Schauer, ceramic samples found in monuments in Shamkir are researched by Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometers. Devices allow for accurate and comprehensive information on the ceramic production technology of the ancient population of Azerbaijan.
Dr. K. Kaniuth also got acquainted with the reports of archaeological excavations of Early Iron - Antique Studies on Azerbaijan's in the Scientific Archives of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of ANAS. The results of scientific researches will be published in the most influential collections of the world and will be reflected in special scientific works on archeological researches carried out in Azerbaijan.
'The level of modern archaeological research is measured by the results of archaeometric surveys. From this point of view, the research of German colleagues is important for the recognition of achievements of Azerbaijani archeology in the world, Head of International Expedition', - leading Researcher of the Department of Archeology of the Ancient Period of Azerbaijan Ph.D. in history Emil Iskenderov said.
1. Dr. Kai Kaniuth
2. Michaela Schauer
3. from left to right: Dr. Kai Kaniuth, Dr. Emil Iskenderov and researcher Michaela Schauer