Sarazm – an Ancient Settlement

A monument of ancient farming trends, Sarazm was discovered by archaeologist Abdullojan Isakov in the Fall of 1976. The ancient settlement was discovered at the site that lies 15 kilometers West of Panjakent and 45 kilometers East of Samarkand. The initial total area of the monument was 130 hectares. The settlement underwent intensive development for more than 1000 years reaching it’s apex during the late Neolith and early Bronze age. The economics of Sarazm was primarily based on farming, raising livestock and handicraft production. By the end of 4000 B.C. 

Sarazm had become one of the largest states in Central Asia for metallurgy production. This was due to the great abundance of Gold, Silver, Copper and Tin found in Zeravshan highlands.