Clay figurines from Agarak
Keywords:Armenia, Agarak settlement, Early Bronze Age, female and zoomorphic figurines
The archaeological site of Agarak is located southwest of a homonymous village in the Aragatsotn province of the Republic of Armenia. The excavated segment of the Agarak site is the northern rock platform which is divided into two parts by the Yerevan-Gyumri highway. The site was excavated during 2001-2014. Systematic excavations of Agarak revealed that the occupational phases of the stie date from the 29th century BC to the Late Middle Ages. This article discusses the Early Bronze Age figurines discovered in the L10 quadrant of the site. The figurines were found from the surroundings of the retaining wall bordering the rock platform, within disturbed cultural layers outside the retaining wall, resulting from later human activity. The pottery fragments inside the cracks of the rock platform and the lower layer of a dwelling built from cobblestone attest to Early Bronze Age human habitation on the rock platform.
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