Gocha R. Tsetskhladze works in the University of Melbourne. He has excavated for many years in the eastern and northern Pontus, has organised several international conferences, and has published extensively on the archaeology of Greek colonisation and on the Black Sea region, including
Ancient Greeks West and East (Leiden, 1999),
Die Griechen in der Kolchis (Amsterdam, 1998), and
Pichvnari and its Environs (Paris, 1999). He recently co-edited
North Pontic Archaeology. Recent Discoveries and Studies (Leiden, 2001).