Publications

Books

2012

M. Puturidze, E. Rova (eds.), Khashuri Natsargora: The Early Bronze Age Graves (Publications of the Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project I) (Subartu 30), Turnhout 2012.
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2017

E. Rova, M. Tonussi (eds.), At the Northern Frontier of Near Eastern Archaeology: Recent Research on Caucasia and Anatolia in the Bronze Age / An der Nordgrenze der vorderasiatischen Archäologie: Neue Forschung über Kaukasien und Anatolien in der Bronzezeit (Publications of the  Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project, 2), (Proceedings of the international Humboldt-Kolleg Venice, January 9th -January 12th, 2013) (Subartu 38), Turnhout: Brepols 2017.

Articles

2018


I. Gagoshidze, E. Rova, 2013-2015 Activities of the Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project at Aradetis Orgora (Georgia), in B. Horejs, C. Schwall, V. Müller, M. Luciani, M. Ritter, M. Giudetti, R. B. Salisbury, F. Höflmayer, T. Bürge (eds.), 
Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East 25–29 April 2016, Vienna, vol. 2, Wiesbaden (Harrassovitz Verlag) 2018, 497-510.

A. Passerini, E. Rova, E. Boaretto, Revising the Absolute Chronology of the 4th and 3rd Millennium BCE in the Southern Caucasus, in B. Horejs, Ch. Schwall, V. Müller, M. Luciani, M. Ritter, M. Giudetti, R. B. Salisbury, F. Höflmayer, T. Bürge (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (25–29 April 2016, Vienna), vol. I, Wiesbaden (Harrassovitz Verlag), 161-172.

2017

E. Carminati, The Martqopi and Bedeni Components of the Early Kurgan Complex in Shida Kartli (Georgia): A Reappraisal of the Available Data, in  E. Rova, M. Tonussi (eds.), At the Northern Frontier of Near Eastern Archaeology: Recent Research on Caucasia and Anatolia in the Bronze Age / An der Nordgrenze der vorderasiatischen Archäologie: Neue Forschung über Kaukasien und Anatolien in der Bronzezeit (Publications of the  Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project, 2) (Proceedings of the international Humboldt-Kolleg Venice, January 9th -January 12th, 2013) (Subartu 38), Turnhout: Brepols, 2017, 173-188.      

E. ROVA, A. GILIBERT, "Se la montagna non va a Maometto...” Per un’archeologia delle Alte Terre del Vicino Oriente, in M. Betrò, S. De Martino, G. Miniaci, F. Pinnock (eds.), Egitto e Vicino Oriente antichi: tra passato e futuro. Studi e Ricerche sull’Egitto e il Vicino Oriente in Italia (I convegno nazionale, Pisa, 5-6 giugno 2017), Pisa: Pisa University Press 2018, 265-275.

E. Rova,  K. Gavagnin, E. Girotto, M. Tonussi, Archeologia del Vicino Oriente antico a Ca' Foscari: dalla Mesopotamia al Caucaso, in L. Sperti (ed.), Giornata dell'archeologia: scavi e ricerche del Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici (Studi e Ricerche 11), Venezia: Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 23-37.

E. Rova, M. Tonussi, Editors' Introduction, in  E. Rova, M. Tonussi (eds.), At the Northern Frontier of Near Eastern Archaeology: Recent Research on Caucasia and Anatolia in the Bronze Age / An der Nordgrenze der vorderasiatischen Archäologie: Neue Forschung über Kaukasien und Anatolien in der Bronzezeit (Publications of the  Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project, 2) (Proceedings of the international Humboldt-Kolleg Venice, January 9th -January 12th, 2013) (Subartu 38), Turnhout: Brepols, 2017, 1-9.    

E. Rova, Z. Makharadze, M. Puturidze, Khashuri Natsargora: New Research on the Kura-Araxes and Bedeni Cultures in Central Georgia, in E. Rova, M. Tonussi (eds.), At the Northern Frontier of Near Eastern Archaeology: Recent Research on Caucasia and Anatolia in the Bronze Age / An der Nordgrenze der vorderasiatischen Archäologie: Neue Forschung über Kaukasien und Anatolien in der Bronzezeit (Publications of the  Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project, 2) (Proceedings of the international Humboldt-Kolleg Venice, January 9th -January 12th, 2013) (Subartu 38), Turnhout: Brepols, 2017, 153-171.

I. GAGOSHIDZE, E. ROVA, New Investigations at Aradetis Orgora, a Multiperiod Centre in the Shida Kartli Region in Georgia, in A. Batmaz, G. Bedianashvili, A. Michalewicz, A. Robinson (eds.),  Context and Connection: Essays on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East in Honour of Antonio Sagona (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 268), Leuven: Peeters, 521-546.

M. Tonussi, Salt in the Economic System of Early Transcaucasian Culture (ETC): New Perspectives in the Interpretation of the ‘Migration’ Theory,  in  E. Rova, M. Tonussi (eds.), At the Northern Frontier of Near Eastern Archaeology: Recent Research on Caucasia and Anatolia in the Bronze Age / An der Nordgrenze der vorderasiatischen Archäologie: Neue Forschung über Kaukasien und Anatolien in der Bronzezeit (Publications of the  Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project, 2) (Proceedings of the international Humboldt-Kolleg Venice, January 9th -January 12th, 2013) (Subartu 38), Turnhout: Brepols, 2017, 133-152.          

M. Babetto, K. Gavagnin, Late Bronze/Early Iron Age Pottery from Natsargora, Khashuri Region (Georgia): a Preliminary Overview, , in  E. Rova, M. Tonussi (eds.), At the Northern Frontier of Near Eastern Archaeology: Recent Research on Caucasia and Anatolia in the Bronze Age / An der Nordgrenze der vorderasiatischen Archäologie: Neue Forschung über Kaukasien und Anatolien in der Bronzezeit (Publications of the  Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project, 2) (Proceedings of the international Humboldt-Kolleg Venice, January 9th -January 12th, 2013) (Subartu 38), Turnhout: Brepols, 2017, 311-327.

2016

F. Bertoldi, I. Gagoshidze, E. Rova, R. Cameriere, The Human Remains from Doghlauri Cemetery (Field Season 2015), in L. Bitadze, L. Mindadze, S. Laliashvili, D. Chitabnava, A. Ruadze (Eds.), Anthropology and Ethnology of Caucasus. Proceedings of International Conference dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of Academician Malkas Abdishelishvili, Tbilisi, Ivane Javakhishvili State University, 2016, 24-33.

E. Rova, Ricerche archeologiche dell'Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia in Georgia (2009-2014), in A. Ferrari, E. Ianiro (a cura di), Armenia, Caucaso e Asia Centrale.Ricerche 2016 (Eurasiatica 6), Venezia: Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 37-64.

I. Gagoshidze, E. Rova, Two Seasons of Georgian-Italian Excavations at Aradetis Orgora (Georgia), Rivista di Archeologia 39 (2015),

A. Passerini, L. Regev, E. Rova, E. Boaretto, New Radiocarbon Dates for the Kura-Araxes Occupation at Aradetis Orgora, Georgia, Radiocarbon 2016 (published on line July 2016, Available on CJO2016 doi:10.1017/RDC.2016.37)

E. Rova, Ishtar in Shida Kartli? About a Recently Discovered Fragment of Stone Plaque, in P. Corò, E. Devecchi, N. De Zorzi, M. Maiocchi (eds.) with the collaboration of S. Ermidoro and E. Scarpa, Libiamo ne’ lieti calici: Ancient Near Eastern Studies presented to Lucio Milano on the occasion of his 65th Birthday by Pupils, Colleagues and Friends (AOAT 436), Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2016, 511-531.

2014

G. Boschian, E. Rova, Geoarchaeology and Soil Micromorphology of Early Bronze Age Anthropic Features from Natsargora Settlement (Southern Caucasus, Georgia). Preliminary data from the Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project, in P. Bieliński, M. Gawlikowski, R. Koliński, D. Ławecka, A. Sołtysiak, Z. Wygnańska (eds.),Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (30 April, 4 May 2012), Vol. 2: Excavation and Progress Reports, Posters, Wiesbaden (Harrassowitz Verlag), 383-400.

E. Rova, Z. Makharadze, M. Puturidze, New Research on the 3rd Millennium BC Cultures of the Southern Caucasus: The 2010 and 2011 field campaigns of the Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project, in P. Bieliński, M. Gawlikowski, R. Koliński, D. Ławecka, A. Sołtysiak, Z. Wygnańska (eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (30 April, 4 May 2012), Vol. 2: Excavation and Progress Reports, Posters, Wiesbaden (Harrassowitz Verlag), 401-416.
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2012

E. Rova, The Third Field Season (2011) of the Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project (Rivista scientifica on-line “Archeogate”, 11 gennaio 2012).

M. Puturidze, E. Rova, The Joint Shida Kartli Archaeological Project: Aims and Results of the First Field Season (Autumn 2009), in R. Matthews, J. Curtis et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, 12-16 April 2010, the British Museum and UCL, London, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2012, 51-70 (ISBN 978-3-447-06686-0).
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S. Furlani, G. Monegato, A. Stinghen, E. Rova, D. Kuparadze, G. Boschian, M. Massironi, A. Bondesan, Paleohydrographic Evolution and its Influence on Human Settlement in the Karthaliny Basin (Georgia), in Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary (AMQ) 2012, 57-66. download the article

2011

E. Rova, The Second Field Season (2010) of the Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project (Rivista scientifica on-line “Archeogate”, 6 giugno 2011).

E. Rova, The First Field Season (2009) of the Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project (Rivista scientifica on-line “Archeogate”, 12 maggio 2011).

E. Rova, Aims and First Results of the Joint Shida Kartli Archeological Project, in A. Shanshiashvili (ed.) The Caucasus: Georgia on the Crossroads. Cultural Exchanges Across Europe and Beyond (Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Georgian Art, Firenze 2-9 Novembre 2009), Tbilisi 2011, 66-71.

S. Furlani, A. Stinghen, L. Bertoldi, E. Boaretto, A. Bondesan, D. Kuparadze, M. Massironi, G. Monegato, E. Rova, Integrating Archeological and Geomorphological Data to evaluate the Late-Holocene Behaviour of the Kartalini Basin (Georgia), in “Il Quaternario”, 24 (Special number) 2011.

Z. Makharadze, M. Puturidze, E. Rova, Results of the Joint Shida Kartli Georgian-Italian Project: Perspectives of Research on the Natsargora Settlement and Cemetery, in AA.VV., Georgian archaeology at the turn of the 21st century: results and perspectives, Tbilisi 2011, 92-95.

2010

E. Rova, M. Puturidze, Z. Makharadze, The Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological Project: A Report on the First Two Field Seasons 2009 and 2010, Rivista di Archeologia 34, 2010 (2011), 5-30.