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Complicated trade

by Byo24NEWS
12 Jan 2011 at 13:21hrs | Views
The cave complex, known as Areni-1, is in the Little Caucasus Mountains near Armenia's southern border with Iran. The press itself is a shallow clay basin about 1m in diameter, surrounded by grape seeds and dried-out grape vines.

The team found grave mounds nearby and obsidian tools - indicating some complicated trade was going on. The closest source of obsidian, a black glassy mineral, is 60km to 70 km away, a three-day walk, Areshian said.

"We can say that this was a quite complex society formed by multiple communities," he said.

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