Funerary Sites

Excavations of Bronze Age Funerary Sites in Arran Province (Nowadays Republic of Azerbaijan). By: G. Goscharly, D. Maynard, R. Moore & N. Musei. A number of archaeological sites are being excavated in advance of construction of the BTC pipeline in former Iranian province of Arran today known as the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Baku and British archaeologists are conducting the work. Up to the end of 2003, two sites had been completed: a kurgan burial mound in Goranboy Region and a cemetery at Zayamchai in Shamkir Region. Both sites are of Bronze Age date, although there is evidence of later use. Approximately 20 other sites have been examined during 2004.

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