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).
This new journal from Brill makes many important promises to all scholars interested in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and the Near East and the interactions between them. ... By opening a regular avenue for cooperation and conversation among scholars from many disciplines and countries, AWE has a real potential for fulfilling the promises it makes. ‘
Volume II, No 1 Articles T.T. Sivas, Wine Presses of Western Phrygia
F. De Angelis, Equations of Culture: the Meeting of Natives and Greeks in Sicily (ca. 750–450 BC)
M.Y. Treister, Metal Vessels from Zelenskaya Gora Barrow and Related Finds from Karagodeuashkh
L. Mihailescu-Bîrliba, L’étude démographique sur les familles des magistrats municipaux en Dacie romaine: une démarche impossible?
L.A. Golofast, Cherson in the 7th Century AD: the Archaeological Aspect
T.Y. Yashaeva, On the Immediate Hinterland of Cherson in Late Antiquity and Early Mediaeval Times
Classical and Ancient Near Eastern archaeologists and historians.