Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
Modeling Used to
Identify Historical Mounds in Shoushtar
Iranian archaeologists have managed to draw up the precise
archaeological model and map of a region located between
the Miane Aab and Mian Dasht near Shushtar in southwestern
Iran by undertaking a GIS (Geographical Information
System) modeling project.
Following an announcement by the Power Ministry to build
new irrigation systems in the region, the archaeology
research center of the Cultural Heritage Organization
kicked off a a GIS modeling research project.
Standing for the Geographical Information System, GIS is
used to prepare satellite maps aimed at identifying the
terrains of the earth.
The results of the project showed that Karun river’s
floods have prevented the formation of archaeological
mounds and the permanent residence of people in the
Director of the archaeology group of the Miane Aab region
Abbas Moghadam announced that the most important outcome
of the research has been the production of a detailed
archeological, geological map of the region.
Abdol Majid Vafai and Jalal Karimi cooperated with
Moghaddam in the project.
Furthermore, head of the Archaeology Research Center
Masoud Azarnoush said that some 500 archaeological sites
have been identified scattered over an area of 400 square
kms, 125 of which are under study for registration in the
National Heritage List.
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British Institute of Persian Studies