Ancient objects found in Agstafa region of Azerbaijan

Fri 01 Oct 2010 01:48 GMT | 05:48 Local Time

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The archaeological digs of the settlements of late bronze and early iron started in Yastytepe settlement of Agstafa.

Residuals of brown ware, cutting stones, mud signets, fragments of household utilities and ancient buildings of the late second and early first millennium were found during the digs.

The Yastytepe settlement dates to late bronze and early iron. The ancient settlement covers an area of 125 square meters. By holding digs at an area of 50 square meters, the archaeologists traced all cultural layers of the ancient monument.

According to research worker of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan Shamil Najafoc, the material and cultural samples mostly consist of fragments of buildings, stone, ceramic, bone and metallic wares.

The Yastytepe ceramics is peculiar of the Khojaly-Gedabey culture. Such ancient settlements are often seen in Azerbaijan, especially in Ganja-Gazakh.

All materials found in the area will be transferred to the archeological foundation for conduction of radiocarbon analysis and a part has been transferred to the Agstafa historical museum.




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