New Discoveries about Ancient Naryn
UCA initiated archaeological excavations in 2012, which revealed layers of settlements from the Mesolithic, Eneolithic, Bronze and later periods. Discovery of these ancient sites has led to a scientific study of the technological and cultural evolution of the communities that used to live in the region. The ‘Aigyrzhal-1’ and ‘Aigyrzhal-3’ petroglyph complexes are two of five complexes that are primarily studied today. Excavation results have discovered that the ‘Aigyrzhal-2’ site is key to evaluating the spread of ancient local populations, as well the linkages between communities, and agricultural and livestock farms in the Bronze era in Central Asia.