Stratigraphy, evaluation of magnetometric studies launched in Talle Atashi

Tehran, Sept 9, IRNA - Stratigraphy, evaluation of magnetometric studies and research work have been started in Talle Atashi of Darestan, Bam in Kerman Province, with the joint cooperation of France and the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT).

Omran Garajian, head of the stratigraphy explorations, was quoted by the Public Relations Office of RICHT as saying that introduction of the pre-pottery Neolithic culture, chronology and its references as well as formation of village culture in southeast Iran are among the long-term goals of the research.

Referring to the fact that Talle Atashi is a settlement relating to the pre-pottery Neolithic culture in east of Bam, Garajian said the culture in southeast of Iran was unknown up to 1387 (2008).

Referring to the registration of Talle Atashi in the list of National Monuments in 1379, he said however the area remained unknown until many years after the terrible earthquake of Bam in the month of Bahman 1382 (December 26, 2003).

He noted that 7 years ago, with the support of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism General Department of Kerman Province, magnetometric studies were carried out in half of the area.

Garajian further remarked that after a break that affected almost all the archeological research works, in 1395 researches were once again launched in Bam with the financial and scientific contribution of France and significant results have been achieved.


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