New Publications January 2023

Just in time for your weekend - a new list of publications on the SNC-mt website from across the Caucasus mountain research community.
Have a browse and enjoy your reading!

 Effect of Wind, Thermal Convection, and Variation in Flight Strategies on the Daily Rhythm and Flight Paths of Migrating Raptors At Georgia's Black Sea Coast 

Negotiating Urban Religious Space in Batumi: the Case of Catholics and Protestants* 

The Visibility of Georgian Hagia Sophia: Urban Religious Transformation in Poti, Georgia 

Development of the ICT Sector and the Determinants of Internet Use in the Southern Caucasus 

Isotopic Evidence for the Use of Caucasian Antimony in Late Bronze Age Glass Making 

Antimony As a Raw Material in Ancient Metal and Glass Making: Provenancing Georgian LBA Metallic Sb By Isotope Analysis 

The Dawn and Rise of Antimony Use in the Southern Caucasus 

Construction of a High-Density Genetic Map and Detection of a Major QTL of Resistance to Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe necator Sch.) in Caucasian Grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) 

Phenotyping and Genetic Analysis of the Caucasian Grape Resistance to Erysiphe necator 

Diverse Dietary Practices Across the Early Bronze Age 'Kura-Araxes Culture' in the South Caucasus 

Ponticola hircaniaensis sp. nov., a New and Critically Endangered Gobiid Species (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Southern Caspian Sea Basin 

An Integrative Insight Into the Diversity, Distribution, and Biogeography of the Freshwater Endemic Clade of the Ponticola syrman Group (Teleostei: Gobiidae) in the Caucasus Biodiversity Hotspot 

Combating Pasture Degradation in Central Asia and the Caucasus — a Review of Approaches 

Ancient Caucasian Wheats: a Contribution for Sustainable Diets and Food Diversity 

Explosive Mud Volcano Eruptions and Rafting of Mud Breccia Blocks 

Mud Volcanism: An Updated Review 

Sedimentary Ancient DNA Metabarcoding As a Tool for Assessing Prehistoric Plant Use At the Upper Paleolithic Cave Site Aghitu-3, Armenia 

The MIS 4 Environmental Stress Impact on Hominin Occupation in the Northwestern Caucasus: New Evidence from the Hadjoh 2 Site 

Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) of High Productivity Classes in the Karachaevsky Sheep Breed 

New Candidate Genes of High Productivity in North-Caucasian Sheep Using Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) 

Traces of Ancient Agriculture in the Soil Around the Archaeological Sites (a Case Study from Northern Caucasus, Russia) 

Traces of Seismic Activity in Architectural Monuments in Derbent, Dagestan 

An Assessment of Applicability of Illumina GoatSNP50BeadChip for Genetic Studies of Caucasian tur (Capra caucasica) 

Combination of Multiple Microsatellite Analysis and Genome-Wide SNP Genotyping Helps to Solve Wildlife Crime: A Case Study of Poaching of a Caucasian tur (Capra caucasica) in Russian Mountain National Park