Archaeologists study 70,000-year-old prehistoric site in Armenian village

Armenpress 11:53, 15 September, 2018

GAVAR, SEPTEMBER 15, ARMENPRESS. Archeological excavations have commenced in the village of Kalavan in Gegharkunik Province since August 26, carried out by a joint Armenian-German expedition team.

Excavations initially began in 2004, and were re-launched in 2017.

The current team consists of 15 scientists representing Armenia, Germany, Portugal, Israel, France and the United States. The work is proceeding in the Kalavan 2 Stone Age site.  According to scientists, this site is a 70,000 year old shelter of a prehistoric human. Excavations revealed man-made stone tools, hunting tools and other findings.

The excavation will continue until September 26.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan

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