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Definition

The Shengavit archaeological site is an ancient settlement occupied from c. 3500 - c. 2200 BCE and is located in a southern suburb of what is presently Yerevan, Armenia. The site is nearly 3 hectares (7 acres) in size - it was originally between 10-12 hectares (25-30 acres) - and lies 30 m (98 ft) above the banks of the Hrazdan River. Considered by many archaeologists to be Armenia's most prominent prehistoric and Early Bronze Age site, the artifacts found at Shengavit attest to the development of an early agricultural settlement of migrating tribes, whose technology and culture later spread outwards from the Armenian highlands into the Caucasus, Mesopotamia, and even the Levant.

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Timeline

  • 3500 BCE - 2200 BCE
    Occupation of Shnagavit in ancient Armenia.
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