A New Golden Age of Archeology: Recent Discoveries in Armenia


Gfoeller, Michael


Ambassador Michael Gfoeller (ret.) is an independent consultant on international politics and security matters. He served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer from 1984 to 2010. His career included service in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Russia, Armenia, Moldova, Poland, and Belgium. He served for two years (2008-2010) as the Senior Political Advisor to General David Petraeus at U.S. Central Command and retired from the State Department with the rank of Ambassador. Ambassador Gfoeller is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Cosmos Club. He is married to Ambassador Tatiana C. Gfoeller-Volkoff.

Book CoverThis book uses both succinct, informative essays and beautiful, detailed photography to reveal how recent archeological discoveries in the ancient country of Armenia have transformed our understanding of the origins of human civilization and humanity itself. It also tells the story of a heroic team of Armenian archeologists who have singlehandedly created a new golden age of archeology in their country. Their work demonstrates that Armenia has hosted a continuous human presence for at least 2 million years. They have succeeded in documenting the evolution of humanity and human culture across this vast span of time in minute detail. Their discoveries include the oldest known winemaking complex, the recreation of the first wines, the oldest known work of art, the oldest shoe yet discovered, and one of the oldest known religious documents. This book chronicles their achievements in a manner that lets the reader become part of the process of exploration and feel the excitement of discovery.

Archaeology, History, Middle East, Ancient History, Armenia, Caucasus, Evolution
Release Date: 
May 1, 2022
9781680538717 Hardcover
Trim Size: 
8.5x11 inch

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