In academic literature, the various issues of power and hierarchy in ancient societies occupy a special place. In the middle of the II millennium BC, Kura-Araxes interfluve is represented by communities with various manifestations of power structures, i.e., early state formations along with the societies responsible for the creation of states in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Asia Minor, on the Iranian Plateau, and in the Balkan Peninsula. Many studies dedicated to social landscape, societal structure and early state formations, have been carried out with archaeological data collected in the aforementioned areas, although the archaeological and anthropological manifestations of privilege and hierarchy have not yet been the subject of a wider discussion.
The History Museum of Armenia and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography NAS of Armenia organize an international conference with a subject of the research dedicated to various manifestations of privileges and hierarchy in complex societies.
A discussion on the issue in question as well as the participation of archaeologists, physical and cultural anthropologists, historians, specialists in comparative mythology and linguistics as well as representatives of other concomitant disciplines, will be a part of the respective conference.
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