Archaeological sites discovered in Keshikchidag State Historical and Cultural Reserve -  PHOTOS

  23 January 2021    Read: 408
 Archaeological sites discovered in Keshikchidag State Historical and Cultural Reserve -   PHOTOS

As part of the measures taken to develop, promote, research and create relevant infrastructure in the historical-cultural reserve “Keshikchidagh”, the construction of the road from the village of Soyughbulag of Agstafa region to the reserve started from December 2020.

During the construction of the road, archaeological research was carried out in the places of the alleged historical monuments.

5 burial mounds covered with stones were found during archaeological research on the road and the adjacent territory.

In accordance with the conditions, geodetic measurements and registration work were carried out at the sites. In one of the burial mounds, investigated on the territory called "Galtan Valley", 4 stone graves were discovered.

In the second mound, under a stone cover, at a depth of about 1.2 m, a burial custom typical of the Late Bronze Age were recorded.

Rescue operations were carried out at three mounds on the road in the area called "Karvanderesi" and the stone pavements were damaged at different times. Traces of ancient looting were found in the burial chamber of one of the mounds.

The other two mounds contain various types of ceramics (dopu and jugs) accompanying the burial, a small bronze spearhead and food remains.

The materials found indicate that the mentioned historical objects belong to the Late Bronze-Early Iron Age (end of the 2nd millennium - the beginning of the 1st millennium BC), which gives grounds for putting forward a preliminary conclusion about their belonging to the early stage of the Khojaly-Gadabay archaeological culture.

Samples were taken from the finds for radiocarbon and isotope analyzes.

The results obtained show that the Valley of Keshikchidag Mounds has the prospect of regular scientific research for the coming years and great potential for tourism development.


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