Karashamb 2010, Tomb 161

General Info

  1. Chamber: rectangular, subterranean, natural burial, 1.90 x 1.07 x 0.96 m.
  2. The longitudinal axis is oriented north-southeast.  
  3. The tomb was covered with basalt and tufa slabs.  
  4. External structure: the tomb is encircled by a basalt cromlech measuring 5.70 m in diameter. It is incomplete in the eastern section.  
  5. Human remains: possibly female, the head was oriented south facing east, the mandible was disarticulated, arms and legs bent, lying on the left side.
  6. Burial goods: 3 ceramic vessels, 3 bronze bracelets, 4 silver rings, 1 silver earring, complete and fragmented six buttons, cornelian, glass, steatite, and faience beads.  
  7. Additional information: numerous pottery and bone fragments, obsidian flakes were recovered from the fill of the tomb. The chamber had traces of soot.

Archaeological materials

Pot

1. Clay, wheel-made, incised decorations

2. Early Iron Age

3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4

4. XII – XI/IX c. BC

Pot

1. Clay, wheel-made, incised decorations

2. Early Iron Age

3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4

4. XII – XI/IX c. BC

Bracelet

1. Bronze sheet, incomplete, one end with two holes, doted decoration

2. Early Iron Age

3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4

4. XII – XI/IX c. BC

Bracelet

1. Bronze, cast, incised decorations

2. Early Iron Age

3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4

4. XII – XI/IX c. BC

Bracelet

1. Bronze, cast, incised decorations

2. Early Iron Age

3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4

4. XII – XI/IX c. BC

Ring

1. Bronze sheet, the ends sit on top of one another, fir-needle decoration

2. Early Iron Age

3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4

4. XII – XI/IX c. BC 

Ring

1. Bronze, flat wire, the ends are far apart, undecorated

2. Early Iron Age

3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4

4. XII – XI/IX c. BC

 


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