30 historical sites including the
cultural relics from the Para Palaeolithic age in the
eastern Mazandaran province have been discovered.
Announcing this, Mahforouzi, an Archaeologist, said that
during the current season of excavation works, conducted
in an area stretching from the Behshahr Plains to
Galougah City in the Golestan border, 30 historical
sites including historical hills, castles, historical
monuments, tomb towers, and settlements of the migratory
shepherds have been discovered and excavated.
He further added that the Archaeologists who have been
working in the vicinity of one of the caves discovered
the cultural relics of the Para Palaeolithic age. During
the excavation works, conducted in the valleys between
the Gamishan Cave in Neka town to Huto Cave and the
beltway of Behshahr, the relics from the Palaeolithic age
have been discovered and researchers are now conducting
a professional study on them.
The Archaeologist went on to say: “The studies
regarding the Stone Age in this site led us to discover
the stone crafts dated back to a period between the Palaeolithic Age and Iron Age. Flint resources have been
found in this site with an area of 40 kms. The
accessibility of this fuel resource in this spot meant
that it had been widely used.”
Mahforouzi added: “This season of excavation works
also indicates that the settlement of the migratory
shepherds was mostly on the spots barely used by the
This latter area has been turned into a salt-marsh due
to the advancement of the Caspian Sea and that is why it
has barely been used as an agricultural land. This spot
has been used by a group of shepherds annually.
The third season of the Archaeological excavation works,
headed by Mahforouzi and other researchers of the Palaeolithic team of the National Iranian Museum, in
eastern Mazandaran, an area between Behshahr Plains and
Golestan border, has been finished after a 23-day work.