Tappeh Poustchi, important clue for cultural chronology in southern Iran

Tehran, Oct 24, IRNA - Tappeh Poustchi, in terms of history, is in fact one of the important clues for the rebuilding of the historical sequences and multi-thousand-year chronology of the cultures inhabiting in the plain and the city of Shiraz.

The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) quoted Alireza Sardari, one of the supervisors of the archeology team, as saying that the third season of the archeological explorations is underway to identify the cultural works and layers in the prehistoric village in Shiraz in different periods ranging from the 6th up to the fourth millennium BC.

He recognized the purpose of this chapter's study of the works and cultural layers of the prehistoric Shiraz in different periods from the 6th to the 4th millennia BC.

He went on to say that in the stratigraphy of the previous seasons works dating back to the “Shamsabad” cultural period, belonging to the late 6th millennium BC and “Bakun”, dating back to the 5th millennium BC, were identified and in the new season efforts would be made to identify the residential structures, architectural evidence and cultural artifacts on a wider scale.

Tappeh Poustchi is a seven-thousand-year-old settlement in the prehistoric era and a large village where activities in such fields as manufacturing, industrial, ritual, commercial and, administrative management have been proven, he noted.

Shiraz plain is among the bio zones of Fars Province in the south of River Kor which has been residential since the prehistoric period, Sardari said.

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