Sep 17, 2018, 11:17 AM
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Cultural data collected in Alashtar, western Iran

Tehran, Sept 17, IRNA - The stratigraphy project in Tappeh Gariran in Alashtar, Lorestan Province, led to the identification of many cultural data, including intact and broken pottery, stone tools, metal and bronze tools and figures.

The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RIICHT) quoted Mehdi Heydari, deputy stratigraphy team in Tappeh Alashtar as saying on Sunday that identification of culture and sequence of chronology of different areas in Iran is one of the basic efforts which has always been considered.

The archeologist further remarked that despite repeated research works conducted in the recent century in the Central Zagros, and in particular in the eastern part of Central Zagros, presently the chronology of the Central Zagros is unclear and in some cases even ambiguous.

He went on to say that the Bronze Age (3,000 to1500 BC) is one of the cultural periods in the prehistoric era of the Central Zagros in relation with which there are many chronological ambiguities.

Referring to the fact that in the Central Zagros transfer from the Copper and Stone to the Bronze Age is called Yaniq (Godin IV), Heydari said in Godin IV which coincides with the ancient Bronze Age (3000 to 2600 BC), the Yaniq culture expands in parts of the northern areas of the Central Zagros ironically most of the archeological studies in the field of chronology have been conducted in that area.

To investigate these issues, an exploration permit was issued for the stratigraphy of Tappeh Gariran in Alashtar under the supervision of Dr. Motarjem, head of the Faculty of Arts and Architecture of Bu-Ali Sina University, he added.

Heydari referred to 20 days of stratigraphy explorations of the team in Tappeh Gariran and said during that period boreholes were created in the areas with the highest concentration of the Bronze Age data.

He reiterated that many cultural data, including intact and broken pottery, stone tools, metal and bronze tools and figures were discovered in the explorations.

In conclusion he hoped that with regard to the collected items and laboratory experiments that are underway some of the ambiguities related to the chronology of the Central Zagros and Lorestan would be responded.

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