Boris Kuftin

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Boris Alekseevich Kuftin (February 2, 1892, in Samara, Russia - August 2, 1953, in Lielupe (now a part of Jūrmala) was a Soviet archaeologist and ethnographer. From 1933 to 1953, he worked in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR. In the 1930s, he discovered the Trialeti culture;[1] and in 1940, he coined the term Kura-Araxes.[2] He participated in the South Turkmenistan Complex Archaeological Expedition in the 1940s-1950s.[3]

Kuftin became a member of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences in 1946.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moisheson, Boris (May 2001). Armenoids in prehistory. University Press of America. ISBN 978-0-7618-1780-2. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Potts, D. T. (15 August 2012). A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 676–. ISBN 978-1-4443-6077-6. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Shaw, Ian; Jameson, Robert (15 April 2008). Dictionary of Archaeology. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 81–. ISBN 978-0-470-75196-1. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Deceased academicians". Georgian National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 21 March 2016.