It has long been claimed that the Early Trans-Caucasian culture had a pastoral-nomadic component. I will argue that this component was an integral part of the culture and will endeavour to evaluate the implications of the existence of such a component. The ability of groups practicing pastoral-nomadism to integrate into 'local' communities will be presented as the main factor affecting their regional dispersion and the disintegration of this culture at the end of the Early Bronze Age.
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- Cultural Studies