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Caucasus: discovery of the first prehistoric obsidian mines

Ca’ Foscari archaeologist Paolo Biagi, of the Department of Asian and North African Studies, discovered Obsidian Mines on Mount Chikiani in Georgia. The discovery sheds new light on the entire mining activities of prehistoric Europe. In fact, obsidian mining pits have never before been found in Europe where, in the Carpathian Mountains for example, volcanic lithic material was collected from the surface in the form of "bombs" of...

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