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#340368 Sos Vilage Artsakh

Posted by gamavor on 25 January 2017 - 09:53 AM


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#342144 WESTERN ARMENIA (Videos)

Posted by Arshak1946 on 26 October 2017 - 11:43 AM

 

4 Minutes of video about Western Armenia , I hope video interest you.

 

Best Regards


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#341989 Trekking in Armenia

Posted by gamavor on 05 October 2017 - 01:12 PM

American - Armenian guy trekking experience from South to North.
 
A little bit crazy in my view but commendable. I did something similar but not that extreme.






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#341986 Armenian-Produced Electric Car Debuts

Posted by onjig on 05 October 2017 - 10:13 AM

Armenian-Produced Electric Car Debuts at DigiTec Tech Expo in Yerevan

 

YEREVAN—An Armenian-made electric car debuted at the 13th annual DigiTec tech expo, which opened in Yerevan earlier today. The electric-powered, self-driving car, which was assembled in Armenia by National Instruments, was unveiled at the “Engineering City” pavilion of the three-day exhibition.

 

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An Armenian-made electric car debuted at the 13th annual DigiTec tech expo (Photo: Mediamax)

 

“The whole world is working on [electric cars] and we should do the same in Armenia,” National Instruments’ Ruben Simonyan told Yerevan-based Itel.am. “We need to increase the number of electric cars and the percentage of self-driving or driver assistance systems. We’re exhibiting the electric car we assembled in Armenia. Essentially, it’s a continuation of our engineering culture. This isn’t a novelty. The first electric car was assembled in Armenia back in 1975. Now we should extend that culture,” said Simonyan.

The car is equipped with several driver-assist devices, such as radars, a camera, and laser equipment. Though the sensors and equipment were not produced in Armenia, National Instruments worked on the design and testing of the entire system.

“To make sure that the car will operate smoothly in different situations, you need to drive millions of kilometers. Producers used to do exactly that and some of them still do,” Simonyan explained. “But that requires too much time and expense, which affects the car’s price. Our testing doesn’t require driving millions of kilometers in specialized areas. We can simulate the same scenario for several times to make sure the system is working fine.”

A team of around 20 engineers and designers worked on designing and testing the car, collaborating with several foreign companies.

DigiTec is the largest technological exhibition of the region and runs Sep. 29-Oct. 1 at the Yerevan Expo Center.

https://armenianweek...xpo-in-yerevan/


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#341762 Irina Bokova the bolshevic slut

Posted by gamavor on 06 September 2017 - 08:10 AM

All these should not stop here. Armenian authorities through diplomatic channels as well as the UN should request thorough investigation, esp. with regards to Bokova end company.

For Christ sake, on top of everything she gave UNESCO's Mozart prize to Mehriban Alieva. The later I'm sure did not know how to hold a violin.
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#341733 Irina Bokova the bolshevic slut

Posted by gamavor on 05 September 2017 - 06:35 AM

Before being accused of using harsh language, I would like to explain my words. Irina Bokova is an offspring of Georgi Bokov - a prominent Bulgarian communist rumored that is responsible for the murder of a prominent Bulgarian intellectual and political figure Rajko Alexsiev after the communist takeover of the country. Since the data are very scares of what exactly happened, it is proved that her father was instrumental in the torture of Rajko Alexsiev before his death. Sons and daughters are not responsible for the deeds of their parents, but having been raised in communist Bulgaria and knowing pretty well the background of her surrounding and political elites at the time, she could not know that the foundation which sponsored the event in Paris promoting the "tolerance" of Azerbaijan where everything Armenian is simply banned, is named after Geidar Aliev - the father of the present president of Azerbaijan, and that the former, before becoming a president of Azerbaijan was the head of the KGB in USSR - the most humanistic organization ever! Is sounds like a joke but the truth is that a foundation named after a communist monster sponsors an event to promote the tolerance of Azerbaijan and the chief of UNESCO, Irina Bokova gladly accepts such sponsorship???

What a world we live in!
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#341407 silversmiths of Kayseri who created beautiful silver covers for Armeni

Posted by MosJan on 15 July 2017 - 11:29 AM

Learn about the Armenian silversmiths of Kayseri who created beautiful silver covers for Armenian manuscripts. Three of these covers are in the collection of the Morgan Library & Museum in New York.


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#340809 The World according to ancient Rome

Posted by gamavor on 11 April 2017 - 02:24 AM

https://scontent.fso...f7a&oe=598A20E1
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#340200 Բեխալաթ

Posted by Yervant1 on 03 January 2017 - 02:45 PM

I think, it means mistake or a flaw and the բեխալատ would be the opposite of flaw, I mean flawless. I'm just going with the sentence structure and the Arabic word Khalat means mistake or a flaw, maybe that's where the origin is.

I hope this helps.

I believe the babies flaw is not falling sleep. The last sentence which says that you have one flaw, you don't sleep and stay awake. 


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#339824 Autumn of my Homeland

Posted by onjig on 13 October 2016 - 11:57 AM


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#337201 Armenia develops water-saving innovative fertilizer

Posted by gamavor on 12 January 2016 - 10:44 AM

http://news.am/eng/news/305729.html

YEREVAN. A new fertilizer has been developed in Armenia, and to save water.

Director of Eco Technology company, Ashot Baghdasaryan, told Armenian News-NEWS.am that the granules of this fertilizer collect the water from the soil, and return it to the plant when and as needed.

And the granules of our fertilizer not only accumulate water, but also the useful nutrients, Baghdasaryan explained.

In addition, this fertilizer eliminates excess water, so that the roots of the plants do not decay.

As per the company manager, this fertilizer helps to increase crop yields by 40 to 60 percent.

Furthermore, this material biologically decomposes, and therefore it leaves no residues in the soil.

The fertilizer, which is called Aquasource, underwent several tests among volunteer farmers.

Also, it is tested with a number of international projects.

Ashot Baghdasaryan said Iran, Russia, the US, India, the United Arab Emirates, and even in distant South Africa and Namibia are interested in this new fertilizer.
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#337198 Do you trust Russia or the United States more and why?

Posted by Yervant1 on 11 January 2016 - 01:27 PM

The chances that Russia will help us to free Western Armenia is as much as the help that we will get from the rest of the world, which is zero. We should rely on ourselves only.


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#326557 A CHRISTMAS CARD TO ONE AND ALL

Posted by Yervant1 on 19 December 2014 - 10:42 AM

A CHRISTMAS CARD TO ONE AND ALL

The Harvell Gazette, MA
Dec 18 2014

Tom Vartabedian Haverhill Gazette

Hard to believe that I've waited until close to the last moment to
wish everyone a joyful Christmas.

It's only because I'm strapped for cash after going bonkers this year
and decided I'd use my best resources to get the word out.

Nothing easier and cheaper than to convey my intentions through
this Almanac column. It's okay. You don't have to reciprocate. I get
enough afterthoughts leading up to the New Year and beyond, if you
count Armenian Christmas on Jan. 6.

So let's begin by wishing my family the very best -- my wife, Nancy,
with whom I'll be celebrating our 50th anniversary on Feb. 19. I
chose that date because it was her birthday and I couldn't think of
a better time to exchange our vows.

Cheers go out to the other three favorite people in my life --
children Sonya, Ara and Raffi -- and the six grandchildren in our
lives. Get set for Disneyworld, guys. We've got a lot of celebrating
to do this February in the land of unbroken dreams.

Let's hit the newspaper crowd next -- editor Bill Cantwell, who
peruses my columns each week and makes them readable, along with
climbing cohorts Dave Dyer, Paul Tennant and Mike LaBella. I still
remember that time we got stranded on Mount Katahdin in Maine and
spent the night on a rock studying the stars. Turned out to be a
pretty decent Almanac, as I recall.

You'll find me three afternoons a week playing racquetball at
the Haverhill YMCA. Maybe George Yell will let me win a game this
Christmas. Welcome Clint "CJ" Clay. You're the next generation. I
marvel at the job Executive Director Tracy Fuller does in keeping
that facility intact. Kudos to you, too.

You'll also see me browsing up a storm at the library -- a true
resource for our community -- and all that it avails to me, whether
books, CDs or DVDs. I am proud to admit that both my sons secured
their Eagle Scout badges by doing community projects for the library.

Not a bad consideration for any good scout.

As the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide approaches in 2015,
the congregation at our Armenian Church at Hye Pointe is already at
work planning a milestone commemoration in the community. Watch for
details. While I'm at it, good luck to all those involved with the
church's building project in Ward Hill. It's been a long time in
the making.

Greetings and salutations go out to my doctor, Peter Rees, for keeping
me agile. He sets a fine example for health and fitness. And to my
cardiologist Salmon (Sonny) Ghiasuddin for saving me from expiration --
not once but twice. It's been 10 years since I've become "pipe free."

Same goes for Dr. Alan Gonick and his staff at Greenleaf. Be true to
your teeth -- otherwise they will become false. He makes a root canal
seem so tolerable. My sentiments also go out to Dr. Alvin Yadgood,
my oral surgeon at Northern Essex. I cannot say enough about implants.

I marvel at the work being done by cohorts Kathy Bresnahan and Rita
LaBella in organizing a myriad of activities at the Council on Aging.

There's no reason why any senior citizen in this city should be bored.

The guy behind it all is head honcho Vinny Ouellette, who seems to
have more arms than an octopus.

The ping-pong vibrations you may hear Monday nights come from West
Meadow Road, where some pretty hot table tennis activity is heard. Bob
Baillargeron and Malcolm Anderson are two fine players who don't act
their age. May their paddles always keep them young.

Special Christmas greetings go out to the sick and the infirmed of
this city, those who will spend the holiday in hospitals and nursing
homes. It's not the place you want to be. May you be joined by family
and friends.

Extended wishes are conveyed to the caregivers and medical support
staffers who must work this day to keep the health system mobilized
and in good hands. Santa applauds you.

Here's a greeting to all the police and firefighters who maintain
their constant vigil, holidays or not. And to all those who do not
celebrate Christmas. May some of you get caught up in the spirit,
whether you're a Christian or not.

For one brief day, bury all the bad news and put a moratorium on crime
and punishment. Let's finally end this terrible plight in the Middle
East and live in a world where peace and harmony work hand-in-hand.

Above all, let's put Christ back into Christmas and honor the day
for what it was intended.

If you're looking for the perfect last-minute gift, try this. Human
kindness costs nothing and goes the furthest.


http://www.hgazette....5dfd60004c.html
 

 


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#301582 Repat Armenia

Posted by Nané on 28 January 2013 - 12:35 PM


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#299973 Man oh man does Armenia have a way with you!

Posted by man on 19 December 2012 - 03:24 AM

Post-Armenia Blues

Posted on December 15, 2012

Nathalie Kazandjian aka Nat K
(Canada, AVC ‘ 12)

The "Welcome Home Natty" poster along with friends and family were what greeted me as I made my way past the Arrival gates of the Montreal Trudeau Airport. In that instant, I felt pretty good about coming home. However, as the days went by, the post-Armenia blues violently kicked in as soon as I found myself doing the same old things I used to do. Suddenly, things that seemed so familiar felt foreign and strange. It was a whole new culture shock but it was real and unfortunately, there wasn’t much I could do about it. The problem was not coming home to friends and family. The problem itself was leaving Armenia. For the little bit that I was back, I couldn’t even look at my photos nor talk about it for fear of being overcome with even more heartbreak and anguish than I already felt. I missed everything and everyone that belonged to my life in Armenia.

Before I know it, I found myself longing for Armenia. I missed waking up every morning to hearing my host mother say “ Parev parev garmir arev siroon jan”. I missed walking down 58 district to catch the marshrutka, 100 drams in hand and giving my regular Parev to the locals. I missed walking home from work and being greeted by the cutest little munchkins from my neighborhood showering me with hugs and kisses. I missed finishing the night off with a nice cup of MacCoffee alongside my host sisters while watching Armenian soap operas. I missed staying up with Nvartig, my baby host sister, till late at night drawing, coloring, playing cards, checkers, chess and teaching her English. I missed going to Ponchig Monchig and ordering a ridiculous amount of food. I missed going to the khorovadz place near the OLA center and engaging into a 45 minute conversation with the cook each and every time. I missed getting a ridiculous amount of daily texts and reminders from Allegra. I missed joining my Armenian brothers and sisters over weekend excursions. I missed running in the SAS supermarket and yelling like a crazy person “where’s the Ttvaser ?” before boarding our marshrukta to head back home. As well, as Heeng dzap, Marshrukta 9, besties crew, whatever your face, tracking down wifi, Le Cafe and Sevan’s inspirational speeches among many other things.

The desire to connect to people and the joy of making the connection was life affirming. The physical intensity of the excursions was invigorating. The time walking alone, listening to my own footsteps, sitting in the marshrukta watching the sunset, gazing at the stars was refreshing. Most of all, I long for the way I felt when I was in the Motherland. I felt alive, free, inspired and grateful. Man oh man does Armenia have a way with you. Each and every day there was a goal and an accomplishment that could be measured in different ways: in kilometers, in hugs, in the number of times I laughed out loud.

Although I was only gone for two months and while nothing has changed at home, everything has changed within me. Living in Armenia, gave me a deep appreciation of my life – where I live, where I work, my family and my friends. It also made me appreciate things that we too often take for granted such as the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, weeping eyes, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

To travel to Armenia is to truly take a journey within yourself. When we leave the comfort of home and everything that we have grown to be accustomed to, we often live more simply, with no more possessions than we can carry. We tend to surrender ourselves by becoming much more accepting to the twists, turns and little surprises that life has to offer. I came to Armenia searching for answers. Instead, I left in search of better questions. Sometimes, the unexpected is just what is needed to put life into perspective.

So here I am, back to my same old routine of stop and go, impatiently waiting to graduate just to start a new adventure. All the while feeling nostalgic about my time in Armenia which can feel heavier than the far too many pounds gained abroad.

When I think about it, perhaps the post-Armenia blues is something you can never truly let go of. For it that where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.

To sign off, I simply cannot say goodbye to those whom I have grown to love, for the memories we have made will last a lifetime and never a goodbye. None of this would have been possible without Birthright Armenia & Armenian Volunteer Corps. For those of you who are thinking of joining the program, I encourage you to take a leap and go for it. Armenia 2012 always in my heart.
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#333241 "THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK" REVEALED AS AN ARMENIAN BISHOP

Posted by Yervant1 on 05 July 2015 - 06:48 AM

"THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK" REVEALED AS AN ARMENIAN BISHOP

Armenian News Network / Groong
July 4, 2015
SPORTS/BUSINESS Wire

By Arthur Hagopian
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA


For three centuries, sleuths, scholars and conspiracy advocates
have extrapolated over the identity of the "Man in the Iron Mask," the
enigmatic prisoner of the notorious Bastille.
Ever since the legend was immortalized in the opus of the great
French writer, Alexandre Dumas, speculation about who the prisoner was,
has been rampant, truth and fiction becoming convoluted, their
intermingling making it difficult to give credence to Dumas' tale of
treason and intrigue.
The prevailing myth held that the prisoner was a secret twin of the
French "Sun King", Louis XIV (1643-1715). And last year, French
cryptanalyst Etienne Bazeries claimed to have decoded a cipher which
purportedly revealed that the man in the iron mask had been a military
officer, identified as Vivien de Bulonde, who was punished for his
cowardice in the face of advancing Austrian troops by being forced to wear
an iron mask.
But lingering in the forgotten annals of one of Armenia's greatest
historians, Maghakia Ormanian (1841-1918), lay a more esoteric
plausibility: it is palpable, in fact more than possible, that the
prisoner of the Bastille was actually an Armenian clergyman, a prince of
the Armenian Apostolic church, a lineage paralleling the royal pedigree of
Dumas protagonist prince.
Both princes were contemporaries. Like the mythical twin, the
Armenian was an innocent, a victim of political machinations, held in the
Bastille and subjected to cruel and abusive punishment. Dumas "Man in the
Iron Mask" could thus have easily been inspired by the tale of the
misadventures story of the Armenian.
Ormanian recounts that the clergyman, Avedik Yevtogiatsi, had been
patriarch of Constantinople and later Jerusalem, around the beginning of
the 18th Century, but had fallen afoul of French interests because of his
staunch anti-Catholic stance.
In his monumental volume about the lives and times of the Armenian
Patriarchs of Jerusalem, which took him ten years to compile, the late
researcher and historian Haig A Krikorian, quotes Ormanian as noting that
although Avedik had influential friends and loyal followers in the then
Ottoman capital (Constantinople), the machinations of the French envoy to
the sultan's court, Charles Ferriol, Marquis d'Argental, eventually
brought about the priest's downfall.
Ferriol became an "active and enthusiastic supporter of the Jesuit
campaign to proselytize Armenians" and encourage them to pledge allegiance
to the Catholic pope, rather than the Armenian Catholicos, the head of the
worldwide Armenian Apostolic church.
Despite the formidable opposition mounted by Avedik, Ferriol would
not give up and contrived to convince the Sultan to exile Avedik to an
island on the Mediterranean coast of Syria.
"I will never have peace until somehow I topple him," Ferriol vowed,
Ormanian reports.
Clandestinely, Ferriol enlisted the aid of some malicious clergy and
prominent merchants to heap more woe on Avedi's head, fighting a vicious
running battle with Avedik supporters.
But the ebb and tide of politics, and vacillating political
sympathies, abetted by generous bribes to Turkish officials, derailed
Ferriol's plots and saw Avedik re-instated as Patriarch of Jerusalem, but
not before the Sultan, exasperated by the French shenanigans, had decreed
that henceforth Avedik would have to relinquish his Constantinople seat
and relocate to Jerusalem.
Stymied, Ferriol promptly counter-attacked. As Avedik waited for a
ship that would take him to the Holy Land, he was waylaid by a French
vice-consul named Bonald who bribed Avedik's Turkish escort to disappear,
and made the Armenian believe that a ship that had just appeared on the
horizon was a Venetian vessel bound for Jaffa.
It was a ruse, and it worked. The ship was actually heading west
toward Messina on the island of Sicily which at that time was under
Spanish sovereignty, Krikorian writes.
Avedik was handicapped by his lack of French and could not
understand what was going on between Bonard and his cohorts, which
included the ship's captain who proceeded to strip Avedik of all his
possessions as soon as he boarded, including a pouch containing 180 gold
pieces (a hefty sum in those days), his priestly vestments, episcopal
ring and pocket watch.
When they reached Messina, the captain handed Avedik over to a
waiting French consul, Paul Soulier "who unceremoniously took him to the
Inquisition prison on the island," where he remained for several months.
Somehow, Avedik contrived to smuggle a message to his supporters with
the help of a sympathetic Greek seaman, alerting his flock that he had
been kidnapped.
The rage and consternation it spawned, spurred the Sultan to give
Ferriol a tongue lashing and a demand to produce the missing churchman.
But the wheels of fortune took a wrong turn again when the French
king, at the behest of Pope Clement XI, ordered Avedik's transfer to
Marseilles "where he was subjected to abject humiliation."
"They shaved his beard, removed his priestly garb and dressed him in
typical Frenchman's clothes," before transporting him in secret to the
island prison of Mont Saint Michel, Krikorian quotes Ormanian.
In the dark, dank dungeon there, Avedik could only ponder the ironic
misfortunes of a man whose sole purpose in life was serving a benevolent
God.
On September 8, in the year 1709, Avedik was again spirited away in
secret, this time to the Bastille, and his undoing.
And this was where the legend and confusion with the Man in the Iron
Mask were born.
"It is impossible not to pause and cast a backward glance on the hard
working yet painfully tragic personality of Avedik, who at one time, was
confused with the Yergateh Timagov Mart (man in the iron mask)," Ormanian
states, according to Krikorian.
What transpired in the Bastille remains a mystery. But according to
Armenian historians, the Catholic church intervened again in the person of
the cardinal of Paris, Louis Antoine Noyal, who entertained high hopes of
converting the Apostolic priest.
Avedik had been victimized by both the Turks and French, had been
stabbed twice and had lingered near death,exiled and then exalted, but in
the end, he suffered the same fate as Dumas' man in the Iron mask:
oblivion.
What remains of him rests in a grave in the cemetery of the church of
Saint Sulpice in Paris where he was buried after his death on July 11,
1711, at the age of 54.

 

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#331576 Barev Dzez everybody!!! I have decided that I am moving ba

Posted by Ashot on 09 April 2015 - 02:48 AM

I have an active U.S passport, I don't have any debts, taxes already filed, and all my bank accounts are closed.  Good then you know when you go back you won't have to face consequences! 

 

I am pretty much left with my passport and currency. This means you won't have to worry about importing and exporting car, housewares, etc... 

 

I want to buy a one way ticket to Armenia. Anyways, how do I move? Do I simply get on a plane and go? Or should I get some sort of visa? No visa required for US Citizen to enter Armenia, if one is required you will be able to acquire it in the airport, things are very simple nowadays. Just hop on the plane and welcome aboard. 

 

I plan on working in Armenia, so I think I would need a work visa. Can I get a work visa in Armenia, or any other documents. When you come to Armenia all you have to do is register here and get let's call it your permanent residency card, with this you can apply for ssn number. Will take you only 5 days.

 

Can I apply for citizenship while living with my aunt in Armenia or do I have to do it at the D.C embassy? Do not - I repeat do not think of this for the next 10 years. 1 - you don't want to loose your US Citizenship, so you would have to apply for dual citizenship - meaning you can have US passport and Armenian passport. 2 - if you become a dual citizen this does not mean you won't have to serve in the army. So think twice on this, if you want to serve for the army for 2 years then go ahead and get you dual citizenship! 

 

Another thing, I live with my mom right now and I haven't told her my plans. I know she won't take it well at all, same thing with everyone else. How do I explain to my family that I want to live there? I see it as my future home and I am dead serious on that. This one is tough - you would nee to sit down and explain to her your way, I don't think there is anyone in this world that can understand the relation between you and your mom better then yourself. So think how you would tell her, number one thing is not to get her mad, if she get's mad from the first conversation keep it short move it on to another time, repeat this step until she hears you out completely calm. You won't get anywhere if you fight with her ;-)

 


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#323105 ARMENIAN STONE AGE ARTEFACTS SHOW HUMAN TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION 325,0

Posted by Yervant1 on 26 September 2014 - 11:24 AM

STONE AGE SITE CHALLENGES OLD ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT HUMAN TECHNOLOGY

Science Codex
Sept 25 2014

Posted By News On September 25, 2014 - 6:39pm

The analysis of artifacts from a 325,000-year-old site in Armenia
shows that human technological innovation occurred intermittently
throughout the Old World, rather than spreading from a single point
of origin, as previously thought.

The study, published today in the journal Science, examines thousands
of stone artifacts retrieved from Nor Geghi 1, a unique site preserved
between two lava flows dated to 200,000-400,000 years ago. Layers of
floodplain sediments and an ancient soil found between these lava
flows contain the archaeological material. The dating of volcanic
ash found within the sediments and detailed study of the sediments
themselves allowed researchers to correlate the stone tools with a
period between 325,000 and 335,000 years ago when the Earth's climate
was similar to today's.

The stone tools provide early evidence for the simultaneous use of
two distinct technologies: biface technology, commonly associated
with hand axe production during the Lower Paleolithic, and Levallois
technology, a stone tool production method typically attributed to
the Middle Stone Age in Africa and the Middle Paleolithic in Eurasia.

Traditionally, Archaeologists use the development of Levallois
technology and the disappearance of biface technology to mark the
transition from the Lower to the Middle Paleolithic roughly 300,000
years ago.

Archaeologists have argued that Levallois technology was invented
in Africa and spread to Eurasia with expanding human populations,
replacing local biface technologies in the process. This theory
draws a link between populations and technologies and thus equates
technological change with demographic change. The co-existence of
the two technologies at Nor Geghi 1 provides the first clear evidence
that local populations developed Levallois technology out of existing
biface technology.

"The combination of these different technologies in one place
suggests to us that, about 325,000 years ago, people at the site were
innovative," says Daniel Adler, associate professor of Anthropology at
the University of Connecticut, and the study's lead author. Moreover,
the chemical analysis of several hundred obsidian artifacts shows that
humans at the site utilized obsidian outcrops from as far away as 120
kilometers (approximately 75 miles), suggesting they must also have
been capable of exploiting large, environmentally diverse territories.

The paper argues that biface and Levallois technology, while distinct
in many regards, share a common pedigree. In biface technology, a mass
of stone is shaped through the removal of flakes from two surfaces
in order to produce a tool such as a hand axe. The flakes detached
during the manufacture of a biface are treated as waste. In Levallois
technology, a mass of stone is shaped through the removal of flakes in
order to produce a convex surface from which flakes of predetermined
size and shape are detached. The predetermined flakes produced through
Levallois technology are the desired products. Archaeologists suggest
that Levallois t echnology is optimal in terms of raw material use and
that the predetermined flakes are relatively small and easy to carry.

These were important issues for the highly mobile hunter-gatherers
of the time.

It is the novel combination of the shaping and flaking systems that
distinguishes Levallois from other technologies, and highlights its
evolutionary relationship to biface technology. Based on comparisons
of archaeological data from sites in Africa, the Middle East, and
Europe, the study also demonstrates that this evolution was gradual
and intermittent, and that it occurred independently within different
human populations who shared a common technological ancestry, says
Adler. In other words Levallois technology evolved out of pre-existing
biface technology in different places at different times.

This conclusion challenges the view held by some Archaeologists that
technological change resulted from population change during this
period. "If I were to take all the artifacts from the site and show
them to an archaeologist, they would immediately begin to categorize
them into chronologically distinct groups," Adler said. In reality, the
artifacts found at Nor Geghi 1 reflect the technological flexibility
and variability of a single population during a period of profound
human behavioral and biological change. These results highlight the
antiquity of the human capacity for innovation.

Source: University of Connecticut

http://www.scienceco...chnology-142394
 


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#319787 Dr. Armine Movsisyan Appointed AGBU Manoukian Principal

Posted by Yervant1 on 30 May 2014 - 11:03 AM

Congratulations dear Armine, wish you the best of luck :ap:

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, May 29th, 2014

 

Dr. Armine Movsisyan Appointed AGBU Manoukian Principal

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Dr. Armine Movsisyan

PASADENA—The AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School Board of Trustees on May 23 announced the appointment of Dr. Armine Movsisyan as the new Principal, effective July 14.

“We are very proud of her accomplishments and are confident in her abilities to successfully lead our school,” said Sinan Sinanian, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Movsisyan has earned her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Leadership with a focus in Teacher Education from the University of Southern California. Prior to her doctorate, she earned both her Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees in History from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Movsisyan is also a graduate of the Rose & Alex Pilibos Armenian School.

Over the past 8 years, Dr. Movsisyan has been an integral part of the AGBU VTM school community.

She began her career as a history and social science teacher and with each passing year took on more leadership responsibilities. She has worked closely with outgoing principal Dr. Kargodorian, fellow teachers, parents, staff and students to promote academic excellence, innovation and teamwork within the school family.

Founding Principal Hagop Hagopian, currently principal of AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School, will be assuming the role of Principal Advisor and will be working closely with Dr. Movsisyan.

“It is with immense pride that we promote Dr. Movsisyan to the position of Principal,” said Sinanian. “She not only has the rigorous educational qualifications that we require for such a position of responsibility, but knows and understands our AGBU mission, school culture and values, and has proven her unwavering commitment and dedication to our students and their families. We look forward to a smooth and seamless transition,” concluded Sinanian.

The AGBU VTM Board of Trustees congratulates Dr. Movsisyan on her appointment and has great confidence that she will advance the school’s mission for the benefit of its students and community.

 

 

 


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