29 July 2001
-- Archaeologists have discovered Stone Age tools
in the northern part of Iran's Central Plateau for
the first time. Previously, archaeologists had
discovered Stone Age tools in Niâsar in the
northwest of the plateau.
findings prove that primitive Stone Age men lived
in the region. According to archaeologist Hassan
Rezvâni, these tools were made 250,000 years ago
by Stone Age men using a stone cutting technique
from the CHO (Cultural Heritage Organization)
believe that Mirak, the vast area in southern Semnân
Province where the tools were found, was used by
Stone Age men either as a tool-making workshop or
as a seasonal camp.
began in Mirak in 1992.