Tehran -- According to the latest archaeological studies, the 'mineral Mikael Cave' in
Kordestan province has been identified as the most ancient human habitat.
Based a report released here on Saturday by the media department of Iran's Cultural
Heritage Organization (ICHO), the 7000-year old cave is located at one of the ancient
areas on the surrounding of 'Karftou Cave'.
The remnants of seasonal and temporary residence of the primary migrants during
copper and stone ages dating back to 7000 years ago were discovered by an
The discovered objects include the remnants of stoves comprising ash, prehistoric
ceramics, and stone tools made of flint and bones.
Samples of the deposits obtained from the cave were examined by excavators to
be used for climatic research.
The cave is used for the first time to make access to the remnants of prehistoric era