Karashamb 2010, Tomb 311

General Info

1.    Chamber: rectangular, subterranean, natural burial, 2.30 x 1.60 x 1.87 m.
2.    The longitudinal axis is oriented north-southeast.
3.    The tomb is covered by basalt slabs.
4.    External structure: the tomb is encircled by a circular double-row basalt cromlech measuring 4.45 m (outer) and 4.00 m (inner) in diameter.
5.    Human remains: group burial.
The first individual was lying on the right side in the southern section of the chamber with the head oriented east facing south.
The second individual was lying on the left side in the southern section of the chamber with the head oriented east facing south. The remains of the first and second individual were mixed together.
The remains of the third individual were scattered in the northern section of the chamber.  
6.    Burial goods: 10 ceramic vessels, 2 iron spears, 1 iron dagger, 1 bronze bracelet.


Archaeological materials

Jar

1. Clay, wheel-made, perforated bird head shaped handle, incised decoration
2. Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 5
4. VII - VI c. BC

Cup

1. Clay, hand-made, zoomorphic handle
2. Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 5
4. VII - VI c. BC

Spear

1. Iron, shaft-socketed, symmetrically shaped tip
2. Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 5
4. VII - VI c. BC

Spear

1. Iron, shaft-socketed, short tip
2. Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 5
4. VII - VI c. BC

Dagger

1. Iron, symmetrically shaped blade
2. Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 5
4. VII - VI c. BC

Bracelet

1. Bronze, cast, ends far apart from one another, undecorated
2. Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 5
4. VII - VI c. BC

 


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