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Armenia Uncovers a Bronze Age Treasure Trove

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Science  20 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5602, pp. 2319-2320
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5602.2319

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AGARAK, ARMENIA-- With the help of private money, Armenian researchers are unearthing a site here that is full of impressive stonework and ritual artifacts and promises to shed new light on the peoples of the Caucasus from the Early Bronze Age some 5000 years ago right up to the Middle Ages. The Armenian team has also begun excavating the remains of stone houses clustered along a street, along with a bounty of terra cotta statuettes and ceramic artifacts linking the site to the Kuro-Araxes, a culture widespread in the Caucasus in the 29th to 27th centuries B.C.