The Manufacture of Iron in Ancient Colchis

David A. Khakhutaishvili


A study of early Georgian smelting sites. The features described here are remarkably consistent in their layout and the results of the present publication indicate a large, well developed industry. Further survey work should give us a better idea of justhow large this prehistoric iron industry was, but it is already clear from the results reported in this book that the furnaces varied in size, with some being very large.