The Baba-Dervish settlement is situated
near Khanliqlar village on the left bank of Agstafa river.
Archaeological excavation were organized and very
interesting findings from different historic periods were
made here in 1958-62 and 1966. In general, ancient
Baba-Dervish settlement consists of the chain of 5 hills.
According to the archaeological materials, Baba-Dervish
settlement existed as early as in the 3rd millennium BC and
its inhabitants created numerous tangible cultural patterns.
Another rare finding made in Baba-Dervish in 1966 was a
catacomb type of grave. A small clayey dish for milk, a
wooden basin in the type of copper ware, an iron knife with
one blade, fragments of wood weaving loom, bone knitting
needle and bronze needles were found here together with a
cemetery in Baba-Dervish settlement
The materials found in Baba-Dervish allow to make
some substantial conclusions about that period. First, the
inhabitants had sedentary life and were basically engaged in
farming. Second, cattle-raising was also significant in
their household. Third, weaving and pottery were among the
main occupations of the inhabitants; home utensils, clothes,
household tools and decorations were made in the settlement.
By chronological order, the residences are similar to the
architectural facilities found in Khojali and Gadabey of
Azerbaijan dating from the 12th-7th centuries BC.