Archeologists have found the remains of ancient female fighters in the Shirak region. The weapons buried near the remains, the numerous fractures of the skulls, and the injuries sustained by the arrows indicate that they were archers.

A group of archeologists from the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia has studied the cemetery of Jrapi village, Shirak region, which dates back to the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages. Scientists have discovered a tomb with tuff walls under a cover of four basalt slabs with a total length of about 4.5 meters. The tomb contained the skeletons of a 45-50-year-old woman, a 16-20-year-old girl, and another man (possibly a man). Six clay vessels, beads, daggers and four blades of bronze arrows were found.