Azerbaijan, Baku, June 29/ Trend, I. Isabalayeva /
The Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography will begin excavations in the archaeological complex in the Shahtakhti village in the Kangarli region of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on July 4.
The ancient Shakhtahti village clovers five hectares of the complex, while 10 hectares include a cemetery, Senior Research Fellow and Shahtakhti archaeological expedition head Gahraman Aghayev told Trend.
He said so far the ancient Shahtakhti village was believed that it is 4,000 year-old, but there are assumptions that the settlement is 8,000 year-old.
"This monument is the only place of intensive human habitation from the Eneolithic period in the Middle East and Caucasus, that is, from copper-stone age. People are still living in this ancient village.
While the new digs we can go to the earlier stratums, related to the Neolithic. Thus, the history of this village can be dated to the more ancient periods," Aghayev said.