Items relating to the first millennium BC have been found during archaeological excavations in Lerik (325 km from Baku), conducted by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the National Centre for Scientific Research and the National Museum of the Paris Saint-Germaine.
Patterns of material culture have been found in the burials in stone boxes of Kravelabi II during excavations in the village Kravelabi of Lerik region, head of the international archaeological expedition, head of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Ph.D. Abuzer Alekperov told Trend on Monday.
He said the findings relate to the early Iron Age and consist of a leaf-shaped tip of a spear, an iron ring, glass beads and other materials, red pottery and other items typical of the early Iron Age. The expedition has also conducted preliminary excavations at sites of Kravelabi III and Kravelabi IV, where dolmen burials lined with limestone have been found.
Archaeological researches had not been carried out in Lerik region for a long time. Azerbaijani and French archaeologists are conducting archaeological excavations as part of the Study of Heritage project by Jacques de Morgan.
French archaeologist Jacques de Morgan conducted archaeological excavations in the south eastern region of Azerbaijan in the late 19th century and took his findings to Paris. These findings will be involved in the joint research. An international exhibition will be organised which will exhibit the patterns of the material culture of Azerbaijan.