Karashamb 2013, Tomb 575

General Info

1. Chamber: rectangular, subterranean, natural burial, 1.50 x 0.80 x 1.57 m.
2. The longitudinal axis is oriented southwest-northeast.
3. The tomb is covered by large basalt stones.
4. External structure: the tomb is encircled by a basalt cromlech measuring 4.00 m north to south and 5.30 m east to west.
5. Human remains: the head of the deceased was oriented east facing south, the mandible was disarticulated and placed on a stone, arms and legs bent, lying on the left side.
6. Burial goods: 4 ceramic vessels, 2 bronze bracelets, 1 bronze ring, 1 iron knife blade, cornelian, paste, and, faience beads.
7. Additional information: a second cromlech was built on top of the tomb mound, which had to be removed during excavations. Two fragmented ceramic vessels dating to an earlier period and human skull remains were found in the fill of the tomb.


Archaeological materials

Pot

1. Clay, hand-made, incised and punctated decorated
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC

Pot

1. Clay, wheel-made, punctated decorated
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC

Pitcher

1. Clay, hand-made, incised decorated
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC

Bracelet

1. Bronze, cast, the ends are close to one another, undecorated
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC

Bracelet

1. Bronze, cast, the ends sit on top of one another, undecorated
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC


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