Karashamb 2013, Tomb 279

General Info

  1. Chamber: rectangular, subterranean, natural burial, 1.88 x 1.00 x 1.30 m.  
  2. The longitudinal axis is oriented west-east.  
  3. The tomb is covered by basalt slabs.  
  4. External structure: the tomb is encircled by a basalt cromlech measuring 4.30 m in diameter.
  5. Human remains: the skull of the individual, with a disarticulated jaw, was lying under the southern wall, the rest of the remains were scattered across the tomb.
  6. Burial goods: 3 ceramic vessels, 2 bronze and 1 bone arrowhead, 1 bronze bracelet, numerous and varied beads from cornelian, paste, and steatite.
  7. Additional information: a second cromlech with a 4.20 m diameter was built on top of the earth mound of the tomb. Three fragmented ceramic vessels and numerous pottery fragments, as well as bones, cornelian beads and a bronze earring were found in the fill of the tomb.

Archaeological materials

Bracelet

1. Bronze, cast, ends sitting atop one another, incised decorations
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC 

Arrowhead

1. Bronze, cast,  
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC

Arrowhead

1. Bronze, cast,  
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC

Bead Necklace  

1. Steatite, paste, cornelian, shell
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC

Bead Necklace  

1. Steatite, paste, cornelian, shell
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC

Bead Necklace  

1. Steatite and glass beads and a paste pendant
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC

Bead Necklace  

1. Cornelian, steatite, and glass beads with a sea shell pendant
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC


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