Davit Naskidashvili is currently a Lecturer at Ivane Javakhshvili Tbilisi State University (TSU). His PhD research focuses on the Greek colonisation of the Black Sea coast in the Antique Period and has been funded by a Shota Rustaveli national scholarship. He has excavated on a variety of international field projects; most recently he has been working with Oxford University at the Medieval city of Barda in Azerbaijan and with the ‘Persia and its Neighbours’ project in collaboration with the Universities of Edinburgh and Durham where he has been involved in fieldwork in Iran, Oman and Dariali in northern Georgia. He is currently co-directing Excavation on Petra castle (West Georgia).
His published works include:
- Intagliata, E.E., Naskidashvili, D. 2017. Forgotten borderlands: Guria and Adjara survey project. Heritage Turkey 7
- Sauer E.W, Chologauri L, Naskidashvili D, 2016: The Caspian Gates – Exploring the most famous mountain valley of the ancient world. Current World Archaeology #80
- Crossroads of the Caucasus: Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia (2018)