Sep 25, 2018, 5:20 PM
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Remains of bronze and iron age discovered in Kashan

Tehran, Sept 25, IRNA - Archeological excavations in the Estark Area of Joshaqan which is underway in the presence of international professors along with a training course was led to the discovery of 12 shaft graves and remains of the Bronze to Iron Age, grey pottery, and beads made of stone and agate.

The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) quoted Mohsen Javari, one of the supervisors of the exploration team, as saying on Monday that the third season of explorations in the Estark area in Joshaqan in Kashan are underway in two workshops.

This season of archeological explorations in the Estark area is underway with a summer school and in the presence international professors from the University of Warsaw, including Arkadiusz Sołtysiak, Yvan Schimck and Matthew William, a Geneticist from the Centre for Ancient DNA of the Adelaide University and 10 students from the US, Italy, Iran, etc,' he noted.

Javari further remarked that the current archeological explorations are underway in two workshops, in one of which 10 shaft graves were discovered with the burial of man, woman, child and infant.

The archeologist pointed to the historical touches in eight graves and elucidated that the touches occurred during the same period and were probably to obtain bronze objects.

Stressing that the pottery had not been removed from the graves, Javari said that the cemetery had been in use for 600 to 800 years and remains of the Bronze up to the Iron Age had been discovered there.

The second workshop, so far two shaft graves have been discovered, he added.

The archeologist referred to the grey pottery, stamp, beads made of stone and agate, metal objects including spears, bangles, earrings, cloth and head pins made of bronze as the findings obtained from the discovered graves.

Among the noticeable discoveries of the current exploration season he referred to the discovery of a container with the remains of three legs of sheep or goat which were buried next to the head of the deceased, adding that two years ago a case similar to this was discovered in Khorasan.

He concluded by saying that the summer school was held with the collaboration of the Archeology Research Center and Kashan University and paticipation of the faculty members and students of Kashan University helped accomplishment of the third season of explorations in Estark area in Joshaqan.

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