Boris Kuftin

Boris Alekseevich Kuftin (2 February 1892 in Samara, Russia - 2 August 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]

Selected works

  • Материальная культура Русской Мещеры. Часть 1: Женская одежда: рубаха, понева, сарафан [Material culture of Russian Meshchera. Part 1: Women's clothing: shirt, poniova, sarafan] (pdf). Proceedings of the State Museum of the Central Industrial Region, 3 (in Russian). Moscow: [Tayminsky pechatnik]. 1926. OCLC 490308640.

References

  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. Archived from the original on 22 April 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.


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