a multilayer cave habitation site in the Georgian SSR, located in the gorge of the Dzirula and Shavits-kali rivers, 15 km east of the Zestafoni railroad station. It was studied in 1951 and 1952. The basic layers of Sagvardzhile date from the Upper Paleolithic. The lowest layer contained stone implements similar to those of the Mousterian period. The upper layers date from the Neolithic and Aeneolithic periods.
Objects found in Sagvardzhile included flint and obsidian implements, Quaternary animal bones, mineral paints, a shell necklace, and talc pendants with ornamental perforations. Finds in the upper layers of the site included implements used in agriculture, hunting, and fishing that were made from bone, horn, and stone; these implements included hoes, grain graters, sickle blades, hooks, harpoons, plummets, arrowheads, and spearheads.