A crack team from the village of Tsaghkahovit has started work this week in what is lyrically known as Burial Cluster 12, a remarkably complicated Late Bronze Age cemetery south of the main fortress.
Abbey Road, Tsaghkahovit Style?
The excavations, led by Maureen Marshall (UChicago) and Levon Aghikyan (Institute of Archaeology, Armenia) are exploring mortuary remains from a bioarchaeological perspective. We will post finds and discoveries here as they become available.
Project ArAGATS began its 2015 season last week, continuing excavations at Gegharot and Tsaghahovit and continuing a new program of survey in the Upper Kasakh river valley. We also initiated a new program of excavations at the site of Aparani Berd on the outskirts of the town of Aparan.
The site of Aparani Berd seen from the south.
These new excavations represent the first systematic efforts to explore the remains of one of the largest sites in the upper Kasakh river valley. Stay tuned for updates.