FEMALE BURIAL FROM DOGHLAURI: FOR THE CHRONOLOGY OF LATE BRONZE AGE CAUCASUS
Present paper is about the N194 tomb of female individual from the Doghlauri burial ground - one of the largest monuments identified in the South Caucasus both in terms of the area and number of tombs. From the large number of burials excavated at Doghlauri burial ground, the tomb N194 unearthed in 2013 is of special importance due to the archaeological material and data obtained during the excavations, which allow us to make important conclusions in terms of arrangement of the burial, reconstruction of the burial rite, and finding parallels of the items intended for the deceased.
The burial was partially damaged, but the skeleton and grave goods were relatively well preserved. The burial inventory is quite diverse. Pottery is represented with four vessels typical for the Doghlauri burial ground as well as for the extensive territory of the central Transcaucasia of the Late Bronze Age. Jewelry from the N194 tomb is diverse. Parallels are known from the several monuments, which allow us to circle the geographical area of their distribution and determine the chronological framework.
Key words: Doghlauri; Late Bronze Age; Caucasus; Burial; Pottery; Jewelry;