research results in the historical Bazman region in the
southeastern province of Sistan va Balouchestan offer an
illuminating insight into the remnants of a 5,000 year old
Excavations carried out in the Espidezh cemetery suggest
early inhabitants of the region in the late fourth
millennium and early third millennium had access to the
know-how of the day as they were way ahead of other
civilizations with regard to relative prosperity.
The Espidezh inhabitants used to bring copper ore from
neighboring regions such as Garbudar and Madar Magasan and
then used smelters to make copper and bronze tools.
In addition to such utensils as pots, tumblers, spikes,
beads, statuettes and knives, they would produce ornaments
from precious stones.
Based on discoveries made in the Espidezh, archeologists
have speculated on the make-up of a primitive class-based
society in which people were distinguished by their level
of prosperity and social position. Experts believe the
Espidezh inhabitants were assigned various social
activities and specialized jobs including stone carving,
tool making, hunting, metal working , pottery making and
Ancient pottery pieces found in the area bear various
pictures, such as man, geometrical shapes, animals, plants
and nature inspired by the local environment.
Another cemetery discovered in Espidezh, traced to the
late bronze and early iron age, has yielded a complete
stock of a bronze artist tools.
The ancient Espidezh region, located next to water
resources and palm trees, houses remains of the
pre-historic, historic and Islamic periods.
Besides ancient cemeteries, there are remains of a
fortress and its fortifications from the Islamic era.
An archeological team is currently conducting research in