Karashamb 2014, Tomb 677

General Info

1. Chamber: rectangular with the lower part wider than the top, subterranean, natural burial, 1.70 - 1.96 x 0.75 - 1.00 x 1.84 m.
2. The longitudinal axis is oriented north-south.
3. The tomb is covered by four large basalt stones.
4. External structure: the tomb is encircled by a basalt cromlech measuring 5.60 m in diameter.
5. Human remains: female child, 9-10 years of age, her head was oriented east, facing northwest, legs and arms were bent, she was lying on her left side in the northern section of the tomb.
6. Burial goods: 4 ceramic vessels, 1 bronze belt, 1 bronze necklace, 1 bronze earring, iron bracelet, bone spindle whorl, cornelian, faience, and steatite beads.
7. Additional information: numerous pottery fragments, human bones, and an incomplete obsidian arrowhead was discovered 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

Pitcher

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

Cup

1. Clay, hand-made, deep set groove decorations
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC

Belt

1. Bronze sheet, punctured at both ends, incised decorations
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC

Choker - Necklace

1. Bronze, twisted wire, both ends are turned inward
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC

Spindle Whorl

1. Bone (animal)
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC

Bead necklace

1. Cornelian, steatite, glass, and faience
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC

Bead necklace

1. Cornelian, steatite, glass, and faience
2. Early Iron Age
3. Lchashen – Metsamor 4
4. XI – IX c. BC


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