“It is now becoming increasing clearer that the origin
of the Early Bronze
culture in eastern Anatolia is to be sought in the Armenian highlands... Speculation about the importance of this
area in the Early Bronze Age arose
after the publication by Kuftin in 1943 of the material from the area of Igdir which he connected
with similar material
from Kiketi, Armavir Blur, Kyul Tepe (Nakhichevan), Elar, Shresh Blur, Shengavit, and Trialeti… The Transcaucasian
culture…succeeded both directly and indirectly in having a wide influence in every direction open to it.”
Kelly-Buccellati of UCLA, “The Excavations at Korucutepe, Turkey: The Early Bronze Age Pottery and Its Affinities” in Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Vol.
33, No. 1. (Jan., 1974), pp. 44-54.