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World’s oldest gold mine in danger

One of the most important prehistoric mining sites, the basis for important mining archaeology research, is in imminent danger of being destroyed forever.

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Georgia's gold mine dilemma

Prof. Dr. Thomas Stöllner on BBC News, Tbilisi

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RITaK final conference

RITaK final conference

n this year’s final conference of the Leibniz Graduate School RITaK, the doctoral candidates present the specific developments in their respective fields of study to an international specialist audience. Together with well-known guest speakers from the local region as well as from France, England, Qatar, and the United States, they seek to answer the key questions of the Graduate School on raw materials, innovation, and technology of ancient cultures in the different regions/study areas.

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Following the traces of medieval mining

Following the traces of medieval mining

Have you ever wondered what mining archaeologists actually do? The following short film takes you under the ground, and shows you how adventurous archaeological work can be.

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