publication . Article . 2020

Archaeological Excavations of the Tovuzchay II Necropolis (Azerbaijan) in 2014–2018 Year

Shamil N. Najafov; David Maynard; BA MIfA MınstLM Managing Director at Landsker Archaeology Ltd;
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  • Published: 25 Sep 2020 Journal: Povolžskaâ Arheologiâ, volume 3, issue 33, pages 159-170 (issn: 2306-4099, eissn: 2500-2856, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: TAS
Abstract
Tovuzchay II necropolis is located on the left higher bank of the Tovuzchay River in the Tovuz district in the west of Azerbaijan Republic. Archaeological excavations in the necropolis were conducted in 4 stages between 2014 and 2018. 135 graves and and a place of worship were found in Tovuzchay II necropolis. The burials discovered in the necropolis were of two types: stone-covered and soil burials. These burials where archaeological materials and human burials are the same, differ only in structure and the top cover. The burial pits were dug in an oval, quadrangular forms. One of the interesting facts is that the place of worship in the necropolis was also dis...
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free text keywords: archaeology, tovuzchay, necropolis, south caucasus gas pipeline, late bronze-early iron age, burials, archaeological excavations, artifacts, weapons, decorations, lcsh:Archaeology, lcsh:CC1-960, Geography, Excavation, Archaeology
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