Beshtasheni

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Beshtasheni

 

a village in Tsalka Raion, Georgian SSR, where in 1936, B. A. Kuftin discovered the most ancient Georgian Aeneolithic agricultural settlement in the lower layer of the massive fort of Akhylar. This settlement dates from the third millennium B.C. Flint sickle blades, arrowheads, boat-shaped grain mortars, and other objects were found. Fragments of black and grey glazed ceramics were found around the complexly built hearth. The finds at Beshtasheni became the basis for research on the so-called Kura-Araks Aeneolithic culture.

REFERENCE

Kuftin, B. A. “Urartskii ’kolumbarii’ u podoshvy Ararata i Kuro Arakskii eneolit.” In the collection Vestnik Gosudarstvennogo muzeia Gruzii, vol. 13–V. Tbilisi, 1944.
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