Sep 19, 2018, 12:36 PM
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New evidence on Tappeh Ganj Darreh discovered in Kermanshah

Tehran, Sept 19, IRNA - The retrospective exploration on Tappeh Ganj Darreh in Harsin, Kermanshah, was completed while new evidence from the lower layers of the area were also discovered.

The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) quoted Hojjat Darabi, Head of the Stratigraphy Explorations in the Neolithic Tappeh Ganj Darreh, in the city of Harsin in Kermanshah, as saying that the exploration was conducted following a tripartite memorandum of understanding signed between Razi and Copenhagen Universities and the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism of Iran.

He added that in this phase of exploration, targets of the second season of explorations in Ganj Darreh were followed and while concluding the retrospective stratigraphy new evidence from the lower layers of the area were discovered.

As a result of exploration of the heated deposits known as the D layer, it became clear that this layer consists of two settlement phases which is contrary to the opinion of the previous explorers.

He further remarked that in a new trench in the western part of the site, some holes in the lower layer, known as the E layer, were found which were sampled for chronological purposes in order to gain access to their age.

Darabi noted that naturally the results of renewed chronology in different phases of the settlement in Tappeh Ganj Darreh will be of great importance for the completion of the chronology of the Neolithic period in west of Iran.

He referred to chronology of the area as one of the main challenges of the Neolithic archeology in the area and expressed hope that in light of the new results a significant step would be taken in that direction.

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