"This is the first comprehensive synthesis in the English language of the archaeological cultures surrounding the regions of the Black Sea ... Of exceptional interest are the relationships [drawn] between the different culture and regions ... Of outstanding significance is the evidence displaying the cultural interactions that bought the Caucasus, Anatolia, Iran, the Eurasian steppes, and Central Asia into patterns of cultural interaction throughout the Bronze Age ... Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above."
C. C. Lamberg-Larkovsky, Choice
This book presents the first comprehensive overview of the Black Sea region in the prehistoric period. The Black Sea is a key transitional zone between Europe, Central Asia, and the Near East, which has long been divided by politics, language, and traditional boundaries of scholarly disciplines. This book cuts across disciplines and combines sources published in Eastern European languages with Western scholarly literature to give the Black Sea its rightful place in contemporary archaeological discourse.