The cemetery near Kharachoy in the Khulkhulau River gorge, dating to the first centuries of the 1st millennium BC, was excavated by A.P. Kruglov in 1937. On its basis, a distinct culture of Dagestan and eastern Chechnya dating to Late Bronze – Early Iron transition was described: Kayakent-Kharachoy. Deceased people were buried in stone cists in a sitting or flexed position. By all appearances, they were ancestors of the modern inhabitants of that region. The aged woman from Kharachoy, whose appearance Gerasimov reconstructed, is a typical representative of the highland people of northeastern Caucasus. Her physical type is Caucasoid, with a well profiled dace and sharply protruding nose. The elaborate headgear and clothing replicate modern prototypes, but certain elements were suggested by artifacts found in the graves.