Kobuleti site

The Evidence of Early Holocene Occupation in Western Georgia

  • Guram Chkhatarashvili Ajara Museum, Batumi, Georgia
  • Valery Manko National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Archaeology, Kyiv, Ukraine
Keywords: Kobuleti, Early Holocene period, hunter-gatherers, stone tools, migration


In the 1970–1980s the fieldwork in the Kobuleti Village revealed more than 30.000 artefacts associated with the Early Neolithic period. However, recent fieldwork in Kobuleti, carried out by the authors, demonstrated that the cultural layers of the site belong to the Early Holocene period. The stone industry of the site has indicated the use of blank removal. The conic and bullet shaped cores were used in order to get bladelets and microblades. The complex of flint and obsidian tools consists of numerous retouched blades, bladelets and microblades, burins, and chisels. There are series of bladelets and microblades with abrupt retouch. Generally speaking, the typology of the complex indicates that the site was used as a temporary hunting camp.


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ChkhatarashviliG., & MankoV. (2020). Kobuleti site. Documenta Praehistorica, 47, 28-35. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.47.2