Archaeologists from the Shirak Research Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia conducted excavations at Lernakert Cemetery No. 1.
Burials attributed to the transitional phase from Middle Bronze to Final Bronze (2nd half of the 16th century – 1st half of the 15th century B.C.), Late Bronze objects were discovered. The Lernakert excavations are important for the study of Early Bronze Age society. In particular, the search for ancient DNA from Lernakert has found a large response, which proves that different superclasses lived in the communities.
The study of the dynamics of change in the Early Bronze Age landscape of Lernakert makes it possible to follow the processes of formation and construction of the defense system with data from two fortresses in a complex. Groups of privileged people, soldiers, religious servants and merchants are reported in the castles and cemeteries.