Dr Giorgi Bedianashvili

PhD Ecole Pratique des Haute Etudes; MA, Sorbonne University

Giorgi Bedianashvili has worked for Dr Vincent Clark & Associates since 2016, after working as a archaeologist in Georgia for many years. More recently, he has worked on both Aboriginal and historical archaeological CHMPs in Melbourne and throughout Victoria.

Giorgi is also a researcher at the Centre of Archaeological Studies at the Georgian National Museum. Among the salvage archaeological excavations he directed is related to the BP pipeline construction in the South Caucasus.  Giorgi received his degrees at the Sorbonne University (Masters) and the Ecole Pratique des Haute Etudes (PhD). He was also a Carnegie Fellow at Purdue University in Indiana.  Since 2009, Giorgi has participated in the joint Georgian–Australian Investigations in Archaeology (GAIA) project at Samtavro cemetery and the Chobateri settlement in Georgia.  In 2016, again under the auspices of GAIA and together with Prof. Antonio Sagona he co-directed excavations at the Rabati fortified settlement in southwest Georgia.  His research interests include the historiography of archaeology and Bronze–Early Iron Age ceramics from the Caucasus and Near East.