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On the Kulevi settlement in IV cultural layer (2nd half of II mill. B.C.) handeld wooden plougher was discovered. It finds nearest parallels with wooden ploughing implements from Pichori and Choloki settlements (end of the II mill. B.C.) and also with the known ploughing implements of that type in the Middle East and Europe.
In North-west Colchis during Late Bronze Early Iron Age we can find collective and individual burials. These are represented by two types: pit-tupes and jar burisls (ossuariums). In the first type we can differ various forms of graves with different burial ritual: inhumational, crematory and secondary burials. We observed mostly oblong and oval pit-type inhumational burials; in the rectangular types of graves we can see full or partial cremations; in ovel-type graves however there are secondary burial traditions. Secondary burial mode presents mostly in jar graves.