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Evidence for Bronze Age settlement was found on the slope leading down to the Goshgarchai River before construction in 2003. It was not until the area was stripped for BTC construction in 2004 that the Bronze Age and Iron Age occupation was located on the more level ground to the west. This was confirmed by excavation on the SCP pipeline in 2005.

The settlement can be characterised by a number of storage jar bases, along with hearths and spreads of pottery and other material across the site. Damage to the tops of storage vessels implies that a certain portion of the upper layers of the site have been removed by erosion and formed the spread of material running down the slope to the east.

The material from the site contains both late Bronze Age and early Iron Age pottery, suggesting continuity of settlement.


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