ECOLOGY AND CIVILIZATION OF THE ARMENIAN HIGHLAND
The article represents an the overview of geological, geographical, climatic, relief, and related characteritics of the Armenian Highland – an unseparable component of the Armenian civilization. Specific geographical and climatic conditions of the Armenian Highland had greatly affected the development of early societies of the region, essentially stipulating their lifestyle, trends of economic and political development and interconnections with neighbors. The main peculiarity of the Armenian civilization is not its vulnerability from attacks of enemies, as it is usually stressed by many historians, but the specific environment which had imposed a burden to dealt with, regardless ethnic, political and cultural character and level of the population.
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