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POLLEN AND STARCH ANALYSIS OF VESSEL WASHES, GEGHAROT, WESTERN ARMENIA

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 2007

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Summary

The site of Gegharot is located on the Tsaghkahovit Plain, a small, roughly triangular

intermontane plateau measuring a maximum of 10-12 km wide and situated between the

northern slope of Mt. Aragats, the southwestern slopes of the Pambak Range, and Mt. Kolgat in

central western Armenia. This is the smallest and highest of three major plains that nestle at

the base of Mt. Aragats. Specifically, this site lies immediately north of Mt. Vardablur, a 300 m high

weathered massif that rises above the surrounding plain. One room at this site appears to

have served as a shrine that was destroyed in a violent conflagration approximately 1200 B.C.

Numerous smashed ceramic vessels were recovered in the room and thirteen were washed to

recover pollen and starches. A single piece of ground stone also was washed to recover pollen

and/or starches.


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POLLEN AND STARCH ANALYSIS OF VESSEL WASHES, GEGHAROT, WESTERN ARMENIA. Linda Scott Cummings. 2007 ( tDAR id: 379474) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8TT4QFJ


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